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Human Health Sciences - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

NOTE: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop novel in vitro and in vivo models of human diseases to understand disease mechanisms and develop rapid detection methods and therapeutic interventions. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop, optimize, characterize, and validate assays that help to inform disease progression and immune responses. This position is in the Human Health Sciences Group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.

In this role you will

  • Design and implement in vitro and in vivo models of exposure to pathogens and environmental toxins to assess immune response and identify immune correlates of protection or disease susceptibility.
  • Design and utilize assays under biosafety level 2 and 3 or containment.
  • Design, implement, and analyze multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting experiments.
  • Design and perform assays to assess immune function in animal models in response to infection with risk group (RG) 2 and RG 3 pathogens or environmental toxins.
  • Design and perform single cell isolation and prepare sequencing libraries and critically evaluate large data sets to troubleshoot and refine assays as needed.
  • Design and apply biochemical, molecular and genetic assays to validate key biological pathways in cells and animals.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned; including occasional weekend work and additional hours during the week may be required to follow through with on-going experiments, and travel as required.

  • PhD in molecular biology, genetics, immunology, infectious diseases or related field.
  • Experience using multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting.
  • Experience characterizing immune responses in animal models.
  • Knowledge of typical molecular biology laboratory instruments.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Qualifications we desire

  • Experience with DNA and RNA extraction using Qiagen kits including minipreps, maxipreps, gel extraction and PCR purification.
  • Knowledge of nanoparticle platforms for vaccine applications, protein purification and characterization techniques. Experience with fungi and animal models of infection.
  • Experience using high-throughput gene expression data (RNAseq, single cell RNAseq etc) to probe immune function.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

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  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

None required. However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.) For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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NOTE: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop novel in vitro and in vivo models of human diseases to understand disease mechanisms and develop rapid detection methods and therapeutic interventions. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop, optimize, characterize, and validate assays that help to inform disease progression and immune responses. This position is in the Human Health Sciences Group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.

In this role you will

  • Design and implement in vitro and in vivo models of exposure to pathogens and environmental toxins to assess immune response and identify immune correlates of protection or disease susceptibility.
  • Design and utilize assays under biosafety level 2 and 3 or containment.
  • Design, implement, and analyze multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting experiments.
  • Design and perform assays to assess immune function in animal models in response to infection with risk group (RG) 2 and RG 3 pathogens or environmental toxins.
  • Design and perform single cell isolation and prepare sequencing libraries and critically evaluate large data sets to troubleshoot and refine assays as needed.
  • Design and apply biochemical, molecular and genetic assays to validate key biological pathways in cells and animals.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned; including occasional weekend work and additional hours during the week may be required to follow through with on-going experiments, and travel as required.
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  • PhD in molecular biology, genetics, immunology, infectious diseases or related field.
  • Experience using multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting.
  • Experience characterizing immune responses in animal models.
  • Knowledge of typical molecular biology laboratory instruments.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Qualifications we desire

  • Experience with DNA and RNA extraction using Qiagen kits including minipreps, maxipreps, gel extraction and PCR purification.
  • Knowledge of nanoparticle platforms for vaccine applications, protein purification and characterization techniques. Experience with fungi and animal models of infection.
  • Experience using high-throughput gene expression data (RNAseq, single cell RNAseq etc) to probe immune function.

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Posted: 2022-02-08 Expires: 2022-06-09

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