NOTE: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.
The Biosciences and Biotechnology Division (BBTD) of the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of quantitative metabolism. The research will focus on developing methods for the quantitation of metabolic products and pathways in biological systems using radio-labeled precursors measured by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). Postdoctoral Researchers at LLNL should expect to continue to receive training in performing independent research that is complementary to the work of other members of their department, while also participating in multidisciplinary projects. The selected candidate will work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team of scientists and will report to the Human Health Sciences Group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.
Participate in the development and validation of new methods to quantify metabolites in biological systems using AMS- specifically coupling mass spectrometry analysis with AMS analysis for Parallel Accelerator Mass and Mass Spectrometry (PAMMS) analysis.
Conduct research on the biological mechanisms and metabolism in cellular systems, animal models or humans using radiolabeled substrates and accelerator mass spectrometry.
Administer carbon-14 labeled compounds to cell culture and animals; prepare samples for AMS analysis
Analyze samples for carbon-14 content using an Accelerator Mass Spectrometer
Organize, analyze, and present data from research at seminars, technical meetings, national and international conferences.
Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals.
Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment both at LLNL and in other national laboratories and universities to accomplish research goals.
Perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in Chemical Biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field with emphasis on quantitative analytical measurements.
Experience with analytical chemical methods for quantifying metabolites.
Experience with method development using analytical instrumentation such as Mass Spectrometry.
Ability to understand and analyze data produced by quantitative analytical equipment.
Experience in experimental design using complex analytical instrumentation to understand cellular systems.
Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.
Experience utilizing radioisotopes in biological research
Internal Number: 3743990000022062
About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
Physics Today Jobs has listings for the latest assistant, associate, and full professor roles, plus scientist jobs in specialized disciplines like theoretical physics, astronomy, condensed matter, materials, applied physics, astrophysics, optics and lasers, computational physics, plasma physics, and others! Find a job here as an engineer, experimental physicist, physics faculty, postdoctoral appointee, fellow, or researcher.