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Microbiologist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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We have an opening for a Staff Scientist with experience in microbiology.  You will support ongoing bioremediation work that directly impacts programs within the federal government. Candidates should have an interest in learning new skills and techniques and applying them to solve real-world scientific problems that inform the safe use of these technologies for both government and commercial applications. The position is in the Biosecurity and Bioforensics group of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division and matrixed to Global Security.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct standard microbiological practices (e.g., pouring and streaking agar plates, sterile culture, growth curves)
  • Isolate microorganisms from environmental samples.
  • Screen environmental isolates and consortia for biodegradation activity using previously developed assays.
  • Engineer microbes to express recombinant proteins and purify produced protein.
  • Provide solutions to problems of moderate complexity that require creative use of established and/or innovative methods.
  • Develop novel assays to screen environmental isolates and consortia for biodegradation activity
  • Design and implement long-term culturing experiments.
  • Evaluate large data sets to refine, inform, and design subsequent experiments
  • Maintaining a safe laboratory environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Familiarity with sterile techniques, culturing and maintenance of bacterial strains, and media preparation.
  • Experience with multiple molecular biology techniques (PCR, microscopy, SDS PAGE, and/or Western Blot)
  • Ability to perform basic laboratory maintenance (restocking, waste removal, organization etc.)
  • Proficient written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deliver presentations, prepare written reports and to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff.
  • Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with recombinant protein expression and purification.
  • Experience working in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory.
  • Experience working with non-model bacterial species

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

Position Information

This is a Flexible Term appointment, which is for a definite period not to exceed six years.

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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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We have an opening for a Staff Scientist with experience in microbiology.  You will support ongoing bioremediation work that directly impacts programs within the federal government. Candidates should have an interest in learning new skills and techniques and applying them to solve real-world scientific problems that inform the safe use of these technologies for both government and commercial applications. The position is in the Biosecurity and Bioforensics group of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division and matrixed to Global Security.

In this role you will:

  • Conduct standard microbiological practices (e.g., pouring and streaking agar plates, sterile culture, growth curves)
  • Isolate microorganisms from environmental samples.
  • Screen environmental isolates and consortia for biodegradation activity using previously developed assays.
  • Engineer microbes to express recombinant proteins and purify produced protein.
  • Provide solutions to problems of moderate complexity that require creative use of established and/or innovative methods.
  • Develop novel assays to screen environmental isolates and consortia for biodegradation activity
  • Design and implement long-term culturing experiments.
  • Evaluate large data sets to refine, inform, and design subsequent experiments
  • Maintaining a safe laboratory environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Familiarity with sterile techniques, culturing and maintenance of bacterial strains, and media preparation.
  • Experience with multiple molecular biology techniques (PCR, microscopy, SDS PAGE, and/or Western Blot)
  • Ability to perform basic laboratory maintenance (restocking, waste removal, organization etc.)
  • Proficient written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deliver presentations, prepare written reports and to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff.
  • Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with recombinant protein expression and purification.
  • Experience working in a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory.
  • Experience working with non-model bacterial species

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