The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a versatile and skilled professional to carry out research on fundamental engineering principles to guide robust expression of genetic programs in microbes. The scientist will be responsible for identifying functional genetic elements in a broad range of bacteria with application to Department of Energy priorities of secure biodesign by developing high-throughput transformation and cell-free expression methods for phylogenetically diverse microbes. The work will integrate methods from high-throughput genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and single-cell fluorescence to assess the longevity of engineered functions in microbes. The selected applicant will be supported through ongoing projects with multiple sponsors, but will also be expected to contribute to writing manuscripts and developing new research proposals and programs.
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BS/BA with 2 years of experience; MS/MA with 0 years of experience; PhD with 0 years of experience
The preferred candidate will have received a PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or a related engineering field, and demonstrated the ability to develop, lead, and safely execute research projects. A substantial record of independent contributions to research programs and extensive experience in technical and project leadership roles. A strong publication record in one or more of the scientific fields described above and the ability to collaborate effectively on teams. A skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Desirable technical skills: cell density and fluorescence assays via microtiter plate reader or cytometer, genome engineering (lambda Red, Cas9), high-throughput sequencing (Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore), high-throughput functional genomics.
Minimum qualifications include a Masters or PhD degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or a related engineering field from an accredited college or university. Required technical skills include bacterial culture, molecular cloning (Restriction/Ligation, Gibson Assembly, Golden Gate Assembly).
Internal Number: 308107
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