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Materials Engineering and Biomanufacturing Group - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to work in our Materials Engineering and Biomanufacturing group. You will collaborate with a team of engineers and scientists, both internally and externally, to complete research and development projects on selected topics/areas focused on bioengineering, biofabrication and microfluidics. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate. Please note that this position requires working closely with collaborators in the Bay Area and will require work at their sites in addition to at the main LLNL campus.

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 to culture and manipulate various cell types in a microfluidic device.
  • Develop and test biomaterials for biocompatibility, process compatibility, and functionality.
  • 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.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • PhD in Chemical, Mechanical, Materials, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.
  • Solid background and expertise in one or more of the following areas: microfluidic systems for manipulating cell environments, bioinstrumentation and measurement, biomaterials optimization and characterization, developing novel engineering in vitro platforms and/or performing experimental validations of computational models.
  • Experience with experiment design, device design, data acquisition, programming, automation, 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.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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.

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.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

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

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.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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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Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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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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

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. 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. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 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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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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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to work in our Materials Engineering and Biomanufacturing group. You will collaborate with a team of engineers and scientists, both internally and externally, to complete research and development projects on selected topics/areas focused on bioengineering, biofabrication and microfluidics. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate. Please note that this position requires working closely with collaborators in the Bay Area and will require work at their sites in addition to at the main LLNL campus.

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 to culture and manipulate various cell types in a microfluidic device.
  • Develop and test biomaterials for biocompatibility, process compatibility, and functionality.
  • 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.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • PhD in Chemical, Mechanical, Materials, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.
  • Solid background and expertise in one or more of the following areas: microfluidic systems for manipulating cell environments, bioinstrumentation and measurement, biomaterials optimization and characterization, developing novel engineering in vitro platforms and/or performing experimental validations of computational models.
  • Experience with experiment design, device design, data acquisition, programming, automation, 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.

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Posted: 2022-03-18 Expires: 2022-08-11

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