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Energy Systems Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, Are you an energy or infrastructure systems expert? We are seeking a highly qualified Energy Systems Scientist to support and lead projects in our diverse portfolio spanning Energy Systems, Climate Resilience, and Climate Change Impact Mitigation/Adaptation. You will apply a combination of technical depth and breadth, critical thinking, modeling, and analysis to design innovative carbon dioxide removal, management, and/or storage solutions that fit the regionally diverse needs of the United States. This position is in the Energy and Carbon Management group within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. This posting may be used to hire more than one researcher. You will Develop analytical models, tools, and frameworks to characterize and assess key infrastructure and energy systems resilience-related issues, Develop, evaluate, and apply physical and computational simulations to gain insight into complex infrastructure and energy systems. Develop innovative and creative methods that leverage tools from a breadth of established disciplines such as systems engineering, decision analysis, risk analysis, applied statistics and optimization, and other related fields. Analyze the security, performance, cost, and lifecycle impacts, of diverse energy innovations. Design components, technologies, and systems that substantially improve climate resilience over state-of-the-art. Collaborate with scientists and researchers across a variety of technical disciplines. Communicate complex technical concepts to internal and external stakeholders in a concise and effective way. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities at the SES.3 level Write and lead sponsored projects in the fields of energy and carbon management. Manage supporting personnel who conduct analysis under your direct supervision. Develop teams to conduct and support interdisciplinary technology demonstrations. Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. M.S. in an energy-focused field such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Engineering of any discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Knowledge and experience in infrastructure systems, energy systems, or another related discipline. Experience defining research questions and scoping defensible methods and approaches. Experience with one or more of the following computational disciplines: geospatial (GIS) analysis, data analysis, biogeochemical modeling, community benefit plan design, or other related discipline. Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems. Experience with data analysis using one or more of the following programming tools: ArcGIS, QGIS, Python, R, MATLAB, Java, or Tableau. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level PhD. in an energy-focused field such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Engineering of any discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Experience leading or managing projects and teams on energy or environmental topics. Experience collaborating across research (university, laboratory) and commercial (industry) institutions. Experience presenting technical concepts to diverse audiences. Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and author products targeted to a variety of stakeholders. Qualifications We Desire Experience with geospatial (GIS) analysis of energy, natural resource, communities, and infrastructure systems. Experience in data analysis and data management (e.g. Jupyter Notebooks) pertinent to the water-energy-carbon nexus. Experience managing multiple concurrent projects. Fieldwork experience, particularly involving soil gas fluxes to/from soils. Experience leading or managing projects and teams on energy and environmental topics with diverse team members. Experience collaborating across research (university, laboratory) and commercial (industry) institutions. Experience developing new projects with State and Federal sponsors. Position Information This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for Computational Physicists aiming to improve national security through the development of simulation codes for world class supercomputing architectures. You will collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team in advancing state-of-the-art physics simulation capabilities. Applications may include inertial confinement fusion, high-energy density physics, nuclear/conventional weapons, or nuclear counterterrorism. Our projects span the range from smaller, focused research codes/modules to multi-physics, multi-application production codes. This position is in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence Directorate. These positions will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Build simulation tools using modern software practices as part of a team. Develop models and algorithms to support physics capabilities for a diverse application space. Support users of your simulation tools. Share results through conferences, reports/publications, and potential interactions with collaborators. Recognize and support plans to promote and foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability within the workplace. Perform other tasks as assigned. Additional responsibilities at the mid-career (SES. 3) level Develop and critically assess physics capabilities to support applications requiring advanced simulation tools to solve complex problems. Collaborate as a technical expert on multidisciplinary teams. Set specific technical strategies to achieve project goals. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD or equivalent level of proficiency in physics, mathematics, engineering, or related field. Proficiency in developing scientific applications in Python, C/C++, or FORTRAN. Proficiency in converting theory into computational models, implementing computational models, or evaluating computational algorithms and methods for their applicability. Effective verbal and written communication skills and experience authoring high-quality reports/publications and delivering effective technical presentations. Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace. Additional qualifications at the mid-career (SES.3) level Advanced knowledge of physics, mathematics, engineering, or a related field. Significant professional programming experience. Experience in leading, mentoring, and/or collaborating within teams. Advanced verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated record of delivering top-quality research in relevant areas of science and engineering. Qualifications We Desire Expertise in one or more science disciplines, such as shock hydrodynamics, solid/fluid mechanics, materials science, particle transport, radiation transport, nuclear physics, plasma physics, or physical chemistry. Proficiency in developing and supporting multi-dimensional numerical simulation. Proficiency in developing scientific simulations for high-performance and/or heterogeneous computing systems (e.g., use of MPI, OpenMP, Cuda/HIP, or other HPC technologies). Proficiency in developing advanced technical solutions (e.g., numerical algorithms). Proficiency in working in a multidisciplinary team-research environment, demonstrating creativity and initiative in addressing challenging problems.

Bioinformaticist - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, NOTE: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in the area of multiomics and functional genomics. You will explore opportunities to further scientific capabilities in detection and surveillance of novel and low abundant pathogens. You will develop new methods, tools, and algorithms for metagenomic sequence data analysis in the context of identifying emerging and unknown sequences and determining functional impact of metagenomic datasets. You will work with multiomic datasets for integrated data analysis and prediction of results. This position is in the Genomics group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. You will Analyze metagenomic datasets from environmental and clinical samples to determine taxonomy and function Research, develop, and implement computational techniques for analyzing novel and unknown sequences Conduct multiomic data analysis including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals Organize, analyze, and present data from research at seminars, technical meetings, and conferences. Perform other duties as assigned Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or a related field. Experience in developing bioinformatics infrastructure for genomics, metagenomics analysis Ability to develop and apply novel analytical techniques for multiomic data integration Broad experience in developing software with Python, R, or C++ Comprehensive knowledge of one or more of the following: scientific data analysis, statistical analysis, data management technologies, data visualization- Experience improving software infrastructure for multiomics, such as automating pipelines on HPC or building databases Ability to complete independent research projects, as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to present technical information and effectively collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment. Qualifications We Desire Experience in metagenomic data analysis and microbiome analytical tools, including software platforms for analysis shotgun and targeted metagenomic data Familiarity with current bioinformatics tools for sequence pre-processing, alignment, and genomic feature or functional identification. Experience with multiomic datasets including proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics and transcriptomics Experience in AI/ML methods for biological data analysis Broad experience with data analysis algorithms, data management approaches, relational databases, or machine learning algorithms Experience in multiomics and molecular simulations or statistical modeling of experimental data in molecular biology Publication record demonstrating research in computational biology

Associate Program Leader for Test Engineering: Z Program, Space Science and Security (SSS) | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for an Associate Program Leader for Test Engineering within Z Program's Space Science and Security Program (SSSP). Test Engineering is a newly formed entity in LLNL's Space Program, which will develop innovative solutions to run experiments and tests to validate new mission concepts. You will provide technical, and strategic leadership to manage execution of a complex set of test engineering projects and will serve as the primary point of contact for the program and the sponsor addressing current and evolving mission objectives for the SSSP. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. In this role you will Lead, manage, and coordinate Principal Investigators (PIs) and projects within the Test Engineering program area in SSSP, including funding oversight. Develop and track project execution plans for the program's assigned research and development projects, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets. Serve as the point of contact for relevant technical areas associated with the Test Engineering mission area and sponsors as defined by the Program Leader. Represent the Test Engineering program, with space sponsors and other U.S. Government organizations, traveling as necessary. Determine specific test requirements to meet mission goals, and to design tests that can effectively reduce key analytic uncertainties. Responsible for ensuring that testing performed by SSSP adheres to rigorous quality standards, working with the SSSP team to develop test plans and schedules to meet sponsor needs. Responsible for ensuring that test plans and resulting data meet appropriate review standards. Develop new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals in collaboration with potential sponsors, as well as testing partners. Recruit staff in collaboration with counterparts, management, and matrix organizations to support the Test Engineering program mission areas while respecting execution requirements and commitments of other projects and programs in SSSP and Z Program and assist the SSSP Program Leader to balance resources with the other program areas. Maintain and ensure appropriate quality standards of highly complex projects for all the program's research and development activities including reviewing, coordinating, and approving deliverables, publications, and presentations. Develop and track project execution plans for the Test Engineering program's assigned research tasks, including allocation and monitoring of available personnel and budgets. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SEL.5 level Develop innovative concepts and provide expert leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for both analytic and scientific research and development environments. Present project accomplishments and meet customer expectations, as well as identify new opportunities, goals, and application areas by leading the development of proposals interacting with senior program management. Brief work to senior management and senior U.S. Government decision makers on overall impact and approach. This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Bachelor's degree in Physical Science, Engineering or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Substantial experience in designing and conducting experimental tests, documenting results of experimental tests, and writing safety notes. Substantial experience managing, leading, and supervising large multidisciplinary projects and teams for external programmatic sponsors to meet deliverables. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors and customers, including preparing and presenting proposals and reporting results. Demonstrated ability to motivate and collaborate with other personnel effectively in achieving project objectives. Significant experience initiating and leading scientific and technical research projects and teams and securing competitive funding for scientific research in the form of research grants or sponsored research projects. Substantial experience working in a classified environment with highly complex, multi-agency security requirements and with both classified and unclassified subject matter. Additional qualifications at the SEL.5 level Master's degree or Ph.D. in Physical Science, Engineering or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Extensive expertise in designing and conducting experimental tests, documenting results of experimental tests, and writing safety notes. Demonstrated technical knowledge of advancements that have impact beyond the Laboratory. Qualifications We Desire Experience managing a portfolio of several projects funded by different sponsors, and significant experience simultaneously managing and leading several projects. Ability and willingness to study and learn new advances in specific topics, expand personal expertise, and apply increased understanding to propose new lines of investigations. Experience in software development as shown by open-source projects, scientific collaboration contributions, or an employment background that includes software engineering roles or responsibilities. Significant experience working on a research team with individuals from diverse technical backgrounds, as well as an ability to function as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to detail. Experience working in the U.S. national security community.

Biosciences and Biotechnology Division Graduate Student Intern - Summer 2024 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for graduate level students and for students that received a bachelors or master's degree to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. Opportunities include both computational and experimental research on problems associated with bioenergy, microbial communities, biodefense, and innate immunity. These positions are in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, Biosciences & Biotechnology Division. In this role you will Work with biologists, biochemists and computational scientists engaged in research on specific projects. Conduct research in assigned area under limited direction and supervision. Report and translate data using common software packages on a PC and/or Macintosh computer. Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects. Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or has completed their bachelor's or master's degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field. Demonstrated academic achievement in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field. Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems. Ability to operate PC and/or Macintosh computers to translate and report scientific data.

Magnetic Fusion Energy - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researche r to join our team and contribute to theory and simulation research in the exciting field of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Science. As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will play a vital role in developing groundbreaking modelling techniques and utilizing them to tackle key challenges in boundary physics of tokamak plasmas. This research position is part of the esteemed LLNL Fusion Energy Sciences Program, situated within the Physics Division. You will Contribute to the advancement of numerical simulations for boundary plasmas, encompassing MHD stability, turbulence transport and divertor detachments within various operating scenarios of tokamak plasmas. Your primary objective will involve studying the operating regimes characterized by the absence of Edge-Localized Modes (ELMs) or the presence of small ELMs, while closely investigating the resulting power and particle fluxes directed towards plasma facing components. Design and implement cutting-edge simulation techniques with the aim of advancing and expanding the capabilities of current tokamak codes, specifically in the realm of multiscale edge-physics modeling. Your role will involve designing methodologies and integrating them into existing codes to enable more comprehensive and accurate simulations of the intricate physics occurring at the boundary of tokamak plasmas across multiple scales. Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests while collaborating with diverse experts, including plasma theorists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists and fusion experimentalists, to accomplish research objectives in a multidisciplinary team environment. Contribute to research conception, design, and execution to address defined problems. Publish research finding in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and deliver presentations of results at external conferences, seminars, and technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in Physics or a closely related discipline. Experience in the development of fluid, Gyro-Landau Fluid, and/or kinetic plasma modeling codes. Expertise in applying such codes, along with advanced plasma theory, to magnetic fusion plasmas, establishing connection with experiments Ability to develop independent research projects, as demonstrated by a track record of publishing peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, effectively enabling collaboration in team environments and the ability to present and articulate technical information clearly. Initiative and excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work harmoniously in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment. Qualifications We Desire Proficiency in programming languages, such as C++, MPI, Python, OpenMP, CUDA, RAJA, Kokkos, SYCL, and/or other scripting languages. Deep knowledge on plasma edge physics, turbulence and transport theory, Gyro-Landau-Fluid models, large scale MHD simulations, as well as moment-based neutral and impurity models. Familiarity with advanced numerical methods for discretization, efficient code-coupling techniques for multi-physics, and/or preconditioners for implicit methods. Expertise in machine learning techniques and demonstrate the ability to implement them effectively for large-scale and multi-physics plasma simulations

Atmospheric Remote Sensing-Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We are excited to offer an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in atmospheric observations for a variety of applications in one of the following areas: satellite measurements, radar meteorology, satellite retrieval algorithms. Research projects require diverse skills in atmospheric remote sensing, which often requires development of atmospheric simulation codes for improved performance. Familiarity with remote sensing small-scale phenomena like turbulence and cloud microphysics is desired. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, programmers, and project managers to analyze satellite data, apply new modeling capabilities, and validate atmospheric simulations. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division, Atmospheric Science Research and Applications Group. In this role you will Conduct creative research in the field of atmospheric remote sensing. Develop, validate, and apply algorithms to retrieve atmospheric or weather dynamics. Analyze model and observational datasets relevant to climate and weather. Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and present technical results at scientific conferences. Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship. PhD in atmospheric science, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering, computational science, or a closely related field. Experience in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, atmospheric remote sensing, stratospheric turbulence, cloud microphysics, atmospheric gravity waves, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol science, or satellite data analysis. Familiarity with programming languages such as Fortran, Python, or MATLAB. Experience with high performance computing or interest in learning this skill. Experience conducting research in atmospheric science, engineering, or a closely related field. Travel as required to collaborate with researchers or attend meetings and conferences. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations. Qualifications We Desire Experience developing retrieval algorithms. Familiarity with atmospheric science including theory, observations, modeling. Familiarity with uncertainty quantification, ensembles, and statistical analysis.

Senior Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for Design Physicists who are exceptional physical scientists and engineers with backgrounds in fields such as plasma physics, radiation transport, atomic physics, nuclear physics, physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, computational physics, or hydrodynamics. Our national-security mission encompasses aspects of computational, theoretical, and experimental physics associated with the complex processes of nuclear explosives. Under limited direction, you will be responsible for advancing our understanding and developing methodologies for important national-security challenges. This position is in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence Directorate. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Design and provide analysis of complex experiments exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Simulate weapons phenomena and perform weapons assessment and certification tasks using physical models in computer codes. Participate in the assessment of foreign nuclear weapon systems. Present and disseminate research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in both open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. Positively represent the Program and Laboratory demonstrating advanced verbal and written skills. Responsibilities may also include interacting with external stakeholders, both at NNSA and across the broader interagency, via offsite assignments. Develop expertise in interrelated fields of physics important to weapons assessment and certification. Lead independent work conducting applied physics research. Lead and mentor staff as part of a multidisciplinary team. Lead top quality research in relevant areas of physics and engineering. Problem-solve and make decisions necessary to independently address challenging problems. Recognize and support plans to promote and foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability within the workplace. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities at the SES.4 Level Assess the highly complex physics interactions that take place in a nuclear explosion. Design and provide in depth analysis of experiments exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Define and implement stockpile stewardship for specific weapons systems. Simulate weapons phenomena and perform highly advanced weapons assessment and certification tasks using physical models in computer codes. Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security which requires U.S. citizenship. Master's degree in physics, engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Significant experience conducting applied physics research. Demonstrated record of completing outstanding research in relevant areas of physics and engineering. Significant experience with advanced computer-based design and analysis of experiments. Demonstrated aptitude for mastering new fields of physics; a record of creativity, physical insight, and breadth of understanding in advanced applications of complex physical processes. Significant experience in using advanced computational facilities for applied physics analysis. Advanced verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author advanced technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations. Significant experience working effectively independently and in a multidisciplinary, team-research environment. Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems. Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability principles in the workplace. Additional qualifications at the SES.4 Level Substantial experience presenting and disseminate highly advanced research results at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed publications, in open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. Substantial experience communicating results of work with external sponsors. Substantial experience developing innovative methods to expand knowledge of interrelated fields of highly advanced physics important to weapons assessment and certification. Substantial experience setting specific strategies and/or directing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve program goals. Qualifications We Desire Demonstrated subject matter expert knowledgeable of highly advanced concepts to include experience and ability to lead independent work conducting applied physics research in one or more of the following fields: plasma physics, radiation transport, atomic physics, nuclear physics, and hydrodynamics. Significant experience with highly advanced computer-based design and analysis of highly complex experiments. Extensive experience at the expert level in the development of principles, theories, concepts, and techniques relevant to applied physics research.

Design Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We are seeking exceptional Physical Scientists and Engineers with backgrounds in fields such as plasma physics, radiation transport, atomic physics, nuclear physics, physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, computational physics, or hydrodynamics. Our national-security mission encompasses aspects of computational, theoretical, and experimental physics associated with the complex processes of nuclear explosives. Under limited direction, you will be responsible for advancing our understanding and developing methodologies for important national-security challenges. This position is in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence Directorate. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Assess the complex physics interactions that take place in nuclear explosion. Design and provide analysis of experiments exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Simulate weapons phenomena and perform weapons assessment and certification tasks using physical models in computer codes. Define and implement stockpile stewardship for specific weapons systems. Present and disseminate research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in both open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. Responsibilities may also include interacting with external stakeholders, both at DOE/NNSA and across the broader interagency, as well as via offsite assignments. Develop expertise in interrelated fields of physics important to weapons assessment and certification. Travel minimally or substantially based on needs of projects. Recognize and support plans to promote and foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability within the workplace. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities at the SES.3 Level Independently develop, assess and provide in depth analysis of the complex physics interactions that take place in nuclear explosion where problems may not be well defined. Work as technical expert on multidisciplinary team. Guide the analysis and lead the design of experiments exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship. PhD in physics, engineering, or a related field or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge. Demonstrated record of completing outstanding research in relevant areas of physics and engineering. Experience with computer-based design and analysis of experiments. Demonstrated aptitude for mastering new fields of physics; a record of creativity, physical insight, and breadth of understanding in applications of complex physical processes. Experience in using advanced computational facilities for applied physics analysis and conducting applied physics research. Proficient verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations. Experience working effectively independently and in a multidisciplinary, team-research environment. Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems. Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 Level Advanced knowledge of physics, engineering, or a related field. Significant experience and ability to lead independent work conducting applied physics research. Demonstrated record of leading top quality research in relevant areas of physics and engineering.

Lead High Throughput Antibody Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Rapid Response Laboratory Lead to oversee a High Throughput Antibody Production & Characterization Laboratory. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous optimization of automated high throughput protein production and screening platforms for the characterization of computationally designed therapeutic antibodies. You will also oversee day-to-day operations of the laboratory, assess performance metrics, and ensure programmatic objectives are met while maintaining safe and compliant operations. This position is in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. You will Oversee stand up of the laboratory capability, including defining optimal production characteristics, optimizing high-throughput process, and troubleshooting. Supervise day-to-day laboratory operations and personnel producing and characterizing antibodies in support of broader effort to develop biological countermeasures. Provide technical direction and daily oversight of ~6 staff, including molecular biologists, microbiologists, and lab automation specialists. Monitor antibody production cycle processes (including molecular, transfection, purification, filtration) and down-stream characterization (including binding, affinity, and structural) to ensure analytic performance and compliance with Quality Assurance/Quality Control requirements. Collaborate with our team of diverse expertise, including biochemists, infectious disease biologists, engineers, and computational biologists, to develop and optimize antibody screening and selection strategies. Interact with external collaborators and/or contract research organizations to explore and/or execute commercial complementation toward program goals. Contribute to and actively participate in the development of integrated research programs to meet sponsor needs in multiple national security focus areas. Interact with senior project staff and management to influence programmatic decisions. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and maintenance records; ensure best practices for data reporting via LIMS. Participate in preparing for annual safety inspections and maintaining a safe laboratory environment in collaboration with EH&S. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a field related to Antibody Production and Screening or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Significant experience developing and managing workflows for high throughput antibody production and screening platforms. Significant experience implementing and/or maintaining best practices for LIMS. Advanced leadership, communication, and project management skills. Ability to work collaboratively with researchers from diverse fields and provide guidance, support, and leadership as needed. Advanced 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. Qualifications We Desire Experience developing and managing workflows for large-scale (batch) antibody production, purification, and characterization. Experience with automated workflows and automation platforms (e.g., Hamilton robotic liquid handlers) Experience designing and executing high throughput screening assays to identify and evaluate antibody candidates with desired properties such as specificity, affinity, and stability. Experience analyzing and interpreting data generated from high throughput screening assays to guide protein optimization. Experience with additional protein purification and characterization techniques. Expertise in library display technologies for high throughput screening, e.g., mammalian cell-based expression/display, yeast display, and/or other platforms.

Biosciences & Biotechnology Division Leader | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Division Leader (DL) to provide leadership, oversight and management of the Biosciences & Biotechnology Division (BBTD). Staff in the division support all research in the areas of genome biology, computational biology, environmental toxicology, host-pathogen biology, biochemical structures and assays, and systems and synthetic biology in support of Laboratory programs in biosecurity and bioenergy. You will oversee an estimated ~$45M of programs and projects, including sponsored research, institutionally supported activities, and Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects. This position is in the Principal Associate Director's Office within the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate. You will Provide overall leadership, direction, and scientific and technical oversight to the Biosciences & Biotechnology Division to ensure an effective approach to recruiting and hiring high quality scientific staff, and training and developing the existing staff. Articulate the missions and develop the strategic plan for the Division that defines its core capabilities and future scientific directions; actively engage with LLNL discipline directorates and programs to deepen partnerships and ensure the synergy and complementarity of research activities. Manage research and development activities in the Division in multiple research areas and ensure the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of underlying core competencies. Oversee performance management and evaluation of all Division staff. This includes ongoing training and career development activities, yearly performance appraisals, ranking, and salary management. Oversee research commitments, program resources and multiple budgets including DOE, external programs, and internal science funding, ensuring all Laboratory and DOE fiscal policies and practices are followed. Develop business plans for program development and identify Divisional staffing needs for current and future Laboratory programs, collaborating with leaders of other LLNL organizations. Establish and enhance effective partnerships and directorate level interactions with sponsors of BBTD programs; foster integration with relevant national and international scientific organizations and their activities, including workshop and conference sponsorship and major interactions and collaborations with universities, national labs and pertinent BBTD science program sponsors at other DOE laboratories. Assist senior management in scientific workforce planning to lead and achieve organization goals and objectives and meet Laboratory, corporate, Department of Energy (DOE) and customer/sponsor requirements. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in a scientific discipline relevant to BBTD research or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience, with technical expertise in one or more areas of BBTD. Record of scientific creativity, achievement and leadership, as documented in publications and professional recognition; experience leading DOE and/or DOD funded projects and understanding of DOE and/or DOD strategic roadmaps. Extensive experience developing, managing and evaluating programs, projects and personnel in a technically diverse organization. Ability to lead, motivate, delegate effectively and build large complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals. Team effectively with other PLS organizations to define and meet PLS strategic goals. Extensive supervisory experience, including experience in development and implementation of performance reviews, ranking, and salary management; demonstrated ability to set clear goals and expectations, and communicate them to customers and performers. Expert experience interacting and negotiating at a high level with internal and external organizations and constituencies, with extensive experience working effectively in a high-impact, high-visibility, multi-task environment and the ability to lead a management team contributing to strategic planning. Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research and interact with management and customers/sponsors. Extensive experience managing financial activities and ensuring program and overhead accounts are properly maintained and overseen according to LLNL and DOE fiscal policies and practices, coupled with extensive knowledge of managerial practices and experience effectively balancing budgets and complex workforce priorities to achieve desired results. Qualifications We Desire Demonstrated understanding of a diverse laboratory and national research environment, and the ability to work within that environment towards long-range goals. Familiarity with programs and core capabilities relevant to the Biosecurity program and sponsors.

Reaction Kinetics - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in spectroscopic analysis to conduct research on the fundamental properties underpinning the initiation and growth of corrosion at metal surfaces. You will design and perform advanced analytical experiments to understand corrosion mechanisms in environmental conditions. This position will support a multi-disciplinary team developing corrosion models and will report to the Actinide and Lanthanide Sciences Group of the Materials Science Division. You will Perform fundamental and applied experimental work in the field of surface science. Participate in understanding the fundamental surface and interface properties of corrosion using state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and techniques. Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address complex problems. Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory. Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals. Document and publish research in peer-reviewed journals and participate in domestic and international conferences. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or closely related field. Experience with X-ray diffraction, infrared or Raman spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, or similar spectroscopic techniques. Experience combining multi-instrument data sets (e.g., XRD, IR, and SEM) to interpret complex research samples. Experience with theory and modeling of surface chemical reaction mechanisms and kinetics. Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution. Experience performing self-directed research, presenting talks at conferences and a record of publishing results in established scientific journals. Proficient written, verbal, and organizational skills necessary to effectively collaborate within small and large work groups. Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff. Qualifications We Desire Experience applying analytical surface science techniques (e.g., RAIRS, XPS, AES, or ToF-SIMS). Experience with complex analysis of actinide compounds. Experience with responses of materials in extreme environments, which can include irradiation, pressure, corrosion, or non-ambient temperatures.

Biosciences and Biotechnology Division Undergraduate Student Intern - Summer 2024 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for undergraduates to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. Opportunities include both computational and experimental research on problems associated with bioenergy, microbial communities, biodefense, and innate immunity. These positions are in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, Biosciences & Biotechnology Division. You will Work with biologists, biochemists and computational scientists engaged in research on specific projects. Participate in research in assigned area under close supervision. Gather and analyze data and perform literature searches in support of scientific research. Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology, or a related field. Ability to apply basic scientific principles to solve technical problems. Effective communication skills. Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas. Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to work in a team environment. Qualifications We Desire GPA of 3.0 or above.

Atmospheric Science-Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We are excited to offer an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research studying troposphere-stratosphere dynamics including data analysis of satellite observations, developing techniques to retrieve atmospheric gravity waves and turbulence, and general circulation modeling. Research projects require diverse skills in atmospheric observations and modeling, which often requires development of atmospheric simulation codes for improved performance. Familiarity with turbulence and gravity wave modeling and atmospheric physics parameterizations is desired. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, programmers, and project managers to analyze new satellite data, apply new modeling capabilities, and perform satellite data acquisition to investigate small-scale atmospheric gravity waves and turbulence in the stratosphere. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division, Atmospheric Science Research and Applications Group. In this role you will Conduct creative research in the field of atmospheric modeling. Develop, validate, and apply algorithms to retrieve atmospheric gravity waves and turbulence from stellar occultation satellite observations. Develop, run, and validate computer models to simulate propagation of atmospheric gravity waves and circulation. Analyze model and observational datasets relevant to stratospheric disturbances. Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and present technical results at scientific conferences. Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in atmospheric science, mechanical, civil or environmental engineering, computational science, geophysics, or a closely related field. Experience in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science, multi-scale or mesoscale atmospheric modeling, stratospheric turbulence, atmospheric gravity waves, general circulation modeling, weather modeling, or observational data analysis. Familiarity with programming languages such as Fortran, Python, and MATLAB. Experience with high performance computing or interest in learning this skill. Experience conducting research in atmospheric science, engineering, or a closely related field. Ability to travel as required to collaborate with researchers or attend meetings and conferences. Experience with large model and observational datasets, modern programming environments, and visualization techniques. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations. Qualifications We Desire Experience with numerical methods and modern model development practices. Experience with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model or a general circulation model such as the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM). Familiarity with atmospheric gravity waves including theory, observations, modeling. Familiarity with uncertainty quantification, ensembles, and statistical analysis.

Computational Physicist/Engineer | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Computational Physicist/Engineer to work on next-generation fissile materials production modeling and simulation using state-of-the-art adaptive computing technologies to integrate models with advanced data analytics and machine learning. You will develop models to enable simulation of proliferation processes and accurate assessment of possible proliferation activities. This position is in the Applied Physics Section in the Physics Division. You will Learn underlying physics and operational procedure of existing suite of computational models for fissile-materials production. Enhance existing and develop new computational models for processes and components associated with fissile materials production using a new adaptive computing environment, coupled to high-performance computing capabilities, as needed. Use hierarchy of complex computational models to provide expert input and technical advice to national security nuclear analysts. Apply machine learning and statistical analysis to computer simulation outputs to couple simulation codes, to perform and analyze large-scale statistical studies, and to generate synthetic for machine-learning models. Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas. Periodically, prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results. Publish research results in technical and/or peer-reviewed scientific journals, and present results at technical meetings and/or external conferences. Occasional travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and collaborators. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q/SCI-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computational Sciences, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant professional experience. Ability to develop complex computer codes. Advanced knowledge and significant experience in developing computational models and simulations. Significant experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or data analytics. Significant experience authoring technical and scientific reports, publications and delivering scientific presentations. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management and external sponsors. Ability to travel off-site for sponsor and collaborator interaction. Qualifications We Desire Experience with adaptive computation environments and/or high-performance computing. Advanced knowledge and significant experience with the scientific and technological issues associated with national security in one or more of the following areas: nuclear fuel cycle, advanced technology/process model development, isotope production, data analytics, fluid flow, industrial chemical facilities, foreign weapon programs, or related emerging technologies.

High-Energy-Density Plasma Spectroscopy - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct X-ray spectroscopy experiments on high-energy-density (HED) plasmas, including laboratory astrophysics experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). You will configure experiments using a suite of X-ray spectrometers covering the 0.5 to 10 keV photon energy range, analyze data, and apply the resulting spectra to test theoretical models. This position is in the Radiative Properties Group of the Physics Division within the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate. You will Contribute to the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems in high-energy-density plasma physics, with a focus on laboratory astrophysics. Conduct experiments as a NIF and/or Omega Shot Responsible Individual (Shot RI) using various X-ray spectrometers to investigate the physics of HED plasmas. Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings. Function as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to detail, while also collaborating with others in a multidisciplinary team environment. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in plasma, atomic and/or astro-physics, or related field. Experience developing and fielding X-ray plasma spectroscopy experiments at medium-to-large size HED facilities (such as Omega, Z or NIF), including spectrometer and target configuration, analysis of data, and application of results to constrain theoretical models used in HED physics and/or astrophysics. Experience working both on research teams with individuals from diverse technical backgrounds, and also as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to detail to find innovative solutions to specific research problems. Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications and deliver scientific presentations. Qualifications We Desire Demonstrated ability to develop novel diagnostic and experimental techniques in high-energy-density plasma science. Demonstrated ability to develop innovative data analysis methods to better understand X-ray spectra measured using crystal or grating spectrometers with film, image plate, framing camera and/or hybrid complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (hCMOS) detectors. Documented publication record in peer-reviewed literature.

Atmospheric Science-Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We are excited to offer an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in atmospheric and land-surface modeling in urban areas to study urban heat extremes under future climate change. Research will entail model development in a new exascale atmospheric code, including representation of urban and complex terrain and implementing land-surface models for urban areas. Multiscale simulations forced by future climate data will be conducted to assess impacts on urban areas and explore mitigation pathways. You will work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, programmers, and project managers to develop, implement and apply these modeling capabilities in a state-of-the art environmental simulation framework, which will then be used to explore risk assessment, infrastructure planning, and climate change mitigation pathways. Familiarity with numerical methods and physical process modeling approaches for the atmosphere, land-surface, and urban areas is desired. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division, Atmospheric Science Research and Applications Group. You Will Develop numerical methods and physics parameterizations appropriate for multiscale urban simulations and land-surface processes (e.g. vegetation and urban canopy models) Implement modules into a state-of-the-art C++ based multiscale environmental solver with adaptive mesh refinement Conduct research in the physics of energy exchange processes that determine the temperatures of surfaces (buildings, parks, roads) in urban settings (urban climate) Conduct research in multiscale atmospheric simulation to downscale future climate scenarios to urban areas Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of code physics development and scientific inquiry Work with other experts in a large team to facilitate synergistic model development and high-impact science Organize, analyze, and present data from research in journal publications and at professional conferences Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests of your choosing Interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory Perform other duties as assigned PhD in atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, or similar field. Experience with one or more of the following areas: numerical simulation methods for atmosphere, land-surface, and urban areas; physical process modeling of land surface and urban energy exchange, advanced scientific programming in C++ Demonstrated ability to develop independent research pathways as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature. Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment. Qualifications We Desire Experience with multiscale or urban scale atmospheric modeling Experience with canopy models used in atmospheric simulations Experience with numerical methods for complex terrain, such as embedded or immersed boundaries Experience with adaptive mesh refinement

Biogeochemistry - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Biogeochemistry Postdoctoral Researcher to investigate soil-based CO2 removal as a negative emissions pathway. You will design and execute field experiments using state-of-the-art flux monitoring equipment to assess the ability of deeply rooted and perennial grasses to enhance soil carbon sequestration. You will investigate the processes driving flux observations, specifically the relationships between plant, soil, and microbial characteristics, using field and laboratory soil biogeochemistry measurements. This position is part of a larger project to assess the capacity of soils in California to sequester carbon and the effect of land management interventions on soil carbon sequestration and will involve participation in team sampling and analysis. You will be a part of the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry group in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division. You will Investigate soil-based CO2 removal under deeply rooted and perennial grasses as a negative emissions pathway. Design and execute a field study using state-of-the-art soil gas flux chambers and eddy covariance data to assess the exchange of carbon between the soil and atmosphere. Conduct quality control checks, flux computation, data partitioning, uncertainty analysis, and statistical analyses of environmental data. Identify relationships between plant types, microbial processes, and soil carbon cycling. Conduct field sampling and laboratory analysis of soil carbon pools and calculate fluxes. Publish your results in peer-reviewed journals and participate in scientific conferences. Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to evaluate the effects of different plan cultivars and soil treatments on soil-based CO2 removal. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to perform fieldwork (collect gas flux, soil, biomass, and pore water samples) and experience with the measurement, analysis, and interpretation of CO2 gas flux from soils in the field. Knowledge of terrestrial carbon cycling and methods for quantifying the impact of plant and microbial processes on carbon dynamics. Experience with statistical analysis of environmental data. Ability to perform independent research and use a scientific approach to solve problems. Effective ability to collaborate with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by published results and presentations. Qualifications We Desire Experience maintaining and troubleshooting equipment in a field setting. Experience manipulating and analyzing large observational datasets. Programming experience in R, MATLAB, Python, or similar. Experience with stable isotopes or radioisotopes. Interest in science outreach and community engagement.

Plasma Physics - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to perform theoretical and computational research in the field of plasma physics with an emphasis on particle-in-cell (PIC) and fluid modeling of high energy density (HED) plasmas relevant to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments. Your responsibilities will include the development of new theoretical models and numerical simulation capabilities and the application of these capabilities to study burning plasmas. The work will be performed within the LLNL Fusion Energy Sciences Program's (FESP) Theory and Computation group, within the Physics Division. You will Conduct research to develop new algorithms and techniques for PIC/fluid simulations of burning ICF plasmas. Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems. Develop, implement, and apply numerical simulation techniques to advance existing kinetic and/or fluid modeling codes. Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals. Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas. Pursue independent (complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory. Organize, analyze, and present data from research. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, workshops, seminars and/or technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned . PhD in Plasma Physics or related discipline. Experience developing theoretical and computational models of physical systems involving plasmas and/or fluid dynamics. Experience implementing and applying computational models to such physical systems and analyzing and interpreting the results of the models. Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information. Qualifications We Desire Programming proficiency in C++, Fortran, Python and/or other scripting languages. Experience working with high-performance computing and/or GPU-based programming . Familiarity with standard coding practices (e.g., Git, CI, Unit testing).

Synthetic Biology - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We are seeking a dedicated and hardworking Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in the field of synthetic biology for biocontainment of genetically modified microorganisms. You will actively participate in research to develop biocontainment circuits in environmentally relevant bacteria and build and screen libraries for protein redesign. This position is in the systems and synthetic biology group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. You will Conduct fundamental research in microbial synthetic biology for environmental applications. Employ state of the art gene synthesis approaches to produce gene libraries Develop high throughput approaches to assay the functionality of protein variants. Employ synthetic biology to implement biological circuits in environmentally relevant microorganisms and characterize efficacy in test beds of increasing complexity. Develop research plans, generate results, and publish peer-reviewed papers. Work with other scientists to write proposals and expand our program into new areas aligned with your expertise and interests. Write reports to funding agencies and participate in scientific conferences. Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meeting. Perform other duties as assigned PhD in Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, or a relevant field with a strong emphasis in synthetic biology and microbiology. Expertise and knowledge in bacterial genetics and physiology Experience in engineering bacterial strains for environmental function. This might include design, assembly, and modeling of genetic circuits. Experience with high throughput screening/selection methods Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information. Qualifications We Desire Experience with microbial evolution approaches (i.e., e.g., adaptive laboratory evolution) Experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) execution and/or analysis Experience with in silico protein design/engineering and/or directed experimental evolution of proteins Experience with gene editing in non-model strains (non-E. coli systems). Experience with bacterial signaling systems (e.g., two component systems, quorum sensing systems) Experience in bioinformatics and/or proficiency in programming in one or more of the following languages: Python, Julia, C, C++, R, Java, or Matlab