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Immunology - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to develop novel approaches for synthetic vaccine development. This work will be in support of a NIH-funded Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Cooperative Research Center. This position is in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.
Essential Duties
- Design and implement assays incorporating recombinant DNA technology to construct clones and vectors of interest.
- Design, perform and analyze cell-free expression experiments to test, and develop protocols and procedures to produce novel membrane bound proteins.
- Design experiments involving synthetic and molecular biology techniques to characterize proteins of interest.
- Troubleshoot initial results and perform protein assay development using molecular biological techniques.
- Design and application of biochemical as well as PCR assays to monitor biological pathways in cells and animals.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment andother national laboratories and industry to accomplish research goals.
- 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.
Qualifications
- Recent PhD in biological or physical science or related field.
- Experience working with nanoparticle characterization.
- Knowledge of molecular biology laboratory instruments.
- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- 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.
Desired Qualifications
- Understanding of and experience with membrane protein expression, isolation and characterization by Western blot.
- Biochemical assay development using liquid column chromatography (FPLC and HPLC).
- Willing to work with animals and animal procedures.

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.

Security Clearance: None required.

Note: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 2019-09-03 Expires: 2019-12-05

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