LANL has an intellectually diverse environment and demands creative, innovative and pioneering solutions. LANL is multidisciplinary with expertise in chemistry, materials science, bioscience, physics, engineering, computer science, social science and many other fields. As a national laboratory, high priority is placed in interdisciplinary studies. Facilities include a large number of supercomputers, high-throughput biochemistry, and next-generation sequencing, as well as many other capabilities. We are located in the mountains of northern New Mexico, near Santa Fe, with close access to skiing, hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
A post-doctoral position is available in the area of RNA biochemistry. Research areas will focus on structure-function studies of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in epigenetics. The position is 2 years (with possible 3rd year extension) with competitive starting salary plus benefits.
What You Need
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry/chemistry and have experience working with RNA biochemistry and SHAPE probing. We are seeking highly motivated and independent candidates that excel at trouble-shooting in the lab. Other useful skills include protein expression, protein binding assays, next generation sequencing, and structural biology skills. Approval for US citizen visiting our campus requires 15 days. Approval for foreign national visits requires 35 days. Approval for visits by foreign national citizens of DOE sensitive countries requires 70 days.
Notes to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, please send CV to Karissa Sanbonmatsu and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to as pdf files.
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.
Candidates may be considered for a Director’s Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.