Post Masters ST

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Description
What You Will DoThe Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking outstanding candidates for a Post-Master student position in Protein Engineering. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of staff scientists, postdoctoral researchers and technicians as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary research project that focuses on protein engineering, protein characterization and detection. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, and experience with DNA cloning and protein characterization. This is a 1-year limited term appointment with the option to renew depending on performance and funding availability.What You NeedMinimum Job Requirements:Hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques and protein characterizationExperience with DNA cloning and mutagenesisKnowledge of physical properties of proteins/peptidesExcellent communication and writing skills in the English languageAbility and eagerness to work in a collaborative team environmentEducation Requirement:Masters degree in a relevant STEM field such as Biology, Chemistry, or Biophysics completed within the past 3 years with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.Desired Qualifications:Deep knowledge in molecular biology techniques including DNA cloning, vector design, host selectionExperience working with protein expression, purification, and characterizationExperience with protein characterization methods such as HPLC, MSExperience with protein engineering and high-throughput selectionAbility to work through problems using creative problem solvingLocation: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.COVID Vaccine: The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. Note to Applicants:The position is for one year, with a second year possible contingent on excellent performance and available funding. The application package consists of a CV/resume and a cover letter. The cover letter should explicitly address how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired skills, if applicable. In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Hau Nguyen ( Applicants are not required to have all of the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply. For general information about the Student Program, including salary guidelines, go to Where You Will WorkLocated in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. Our generous benefits package includes: PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network Dental and vision insurance Free basic life and disability insurance Paid childbirth and parental leave Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) Learning opportunities and tuition assistance Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays) Onsite gyms and wellness programs Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)Additional DetailsDirective 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3ANo Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.For general program information refer to the Student Programs web pageEqual Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. 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