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Bioengineering and Advanced Fabrication Group - Postdoctoral Researcher

Entry Level | Full-time
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 08/25/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to work in our Bioengineering and Advanced Fabrication group. You will collaborate with a team of engineers and scientist, both internally and externally, to complete research and development projects on selected topics/areas focused on bioengineering and biofabrication.  These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.


In this role you will

  • Optimize and develop novel engineered biological systems for biologically relevant functionalities, disease models, and validation of computational biology models.
  • Develop and optimize techniques and procedures for stereolithographic and extrusion-based 3D bioprinting.
  • Develop and test biomaterials for biocompatibility, process compatibility, and functionality.
  • Establish novel methods of cultivating and manipulating bacterial and/or mammalian cell-based constructs.
  • Work closely with project team members across disciplines to deliver timely results.
  • Publish research results in internal reports, peer-reviewed journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • PhD in Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
  • Solid background and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 3D bioprinting techniques or technology development (e.g. stereolithography, extrusion-based), microfluidic systems for manipulating cell environments, biomaterials optimization and characterization, mammalian-microbial interfaces, developing novel engineering in vitro platforms and/or performing experimental validations of computational models.
  • Experience in cell culture: mammalian and/or bacterial cells.
  • Experience with experiment design, data acquisition, programming, and/or device characterization.
  • Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and diverse team environment.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

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LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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