Post Doctorate RA - Environmental Microbiology - FSFA
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Organization and Job ID

Job ID:
302180

Directorate:
Fundamental & Computational Sciences

Group:
Microbiology
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Job Description
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in microbial physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism is available in the Environmental Microbiology Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Capitalizing on the experience and knowledge gained through integrated studies of model microbes, PNNL has extended the systems-level approaches to acquire a predictive understanding of how interspecies interactions impart stability, fitness, and functional efficiency to microbial communities.

The systems of interest include those carrying out critical ecosystem services such as carbon fixation and biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and metals or those that are being harnessed as engineered systems for DOE mission applications in bioenergy or carbon sequestration.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists focusing on understanding the processes underlying the phototrophic metabolism that drive interactions between primary producers and heterotrophic consumers.

The position entails conducting fundamental research utilizing advanced controlled cultivation capabilities in conjunction with high-throughput omics approaches to elucidate carbon partitioning and regulation governing the metabolic exchange and interactions between organisms.

Other areas of contribution include development of novel cultivation approaches and application of these methods to study lab-based model systems as well as natural photosynthetic microbial communities.
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Minimum Requirements
Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years from an accredited college or university.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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Qualifications
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in microbiology, microbial physiology or related areas.

Previous research experience in microbial physiology, biochemistry, and genetics is essential.

Knowledge in the area of microbial genomics and experience with photoautotroph cultivation techniques is highly desired.

The successful candidate will interact with other staff and participate in team-based collaborative research within PNNL as well as with external organizations and as such is expected to have strong written and oral communication skills.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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