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Molecular & Cellular Biology/Genomics - 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 are seeking a dedicated and hardworking cell and molecular biology Postdoctoral Researcher to support omics-based research from rodent disease models and human in vitro systems. The successful candidate will conduct advanced cell and molecular biology research, contributing to our understanding of human health and disease mechanisms through cutting-edge omics technologies. This position is in the Human Health Science group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. In this role you will Utilize advanced cell and molecular biology techniques to investigate mechanisms of infections and disease pathogenesis. Conduct comprehensive transcriptomics-based research using rodent disease models and human in vitro systems. Develop and apply high-throughput methods for data collection and analysis. Integrate multi-omics data (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) to generate insights into disease pathways. Design and execute experiments, analyze data, and interpret results. Develop research plans, generate results, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists to advance research projects. Contribute to writing grant proposals and securing funding for research initiatives. Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to LLNL. Present research findings at scientific conferences, seminars, and technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field with a strong emphasis on omics-based research. Experience with cell culture and heterogenous in vitro cultures and rodent models of disease. Proficiency in molecular biology techniques (sequencing library preparation, PCR, primer design, cloning etc.) and immunoassays. Creative thinking and problem-solving skills to develop novel research approaches and overcome technical challenges. Ability to adapt to new technologies and methodologies to advance research projects. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, as evidenced by a strong publication record. Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective collaboration and dissemination of research findings. Qualifications we desire Expertise in high-throughput sequencing technologies (DNA sequencing, bulk RNA sequencing, single cell RNA sequencing, spatial transcriptomics etc.) Expertise in histological techniques (tissue preparation, paraffin embedding, sectioning, staining, etc.) Expertise in handling and conducting infection experiments using rodent models to study disease mechanisms. Experience with advanced microscopy techniques, including confocal, live-cell imaging, Proficiency in using flow cytometry for cell sorting, phenotyping, and analyzing cellular functions. Proficiency in bioinformatics tools and programming languages (e.g., Python, R).

Biochemistry - Academic Graduate Appointee | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, NOTE: This is a one-year Academic Graduate Appointee with the possibility of extension to a maximum of two years. For important information about LLNL appointments refer to the FAQs above. We have an opening for an Academic Graduate Appointee to participate in research in the field of protein biochemistry. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team conducting research to develop protein-based processes for recovery of critical metals across a range of scales. This position is in the Systems and Synthetic Biology Group within the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. In this role you will: Purify proteins using established protocols Conduct plate-based screening assays to identify proteins with desired properties. Immobilize proteins on resin and perform column chromatography. Regularly interact with a collaborative team of internal and external scientists and engineers. Present results to the team in the form of presentations and written reports, and prepare material for literature reviews Communicate with advisor and other scientists to solve research challenges. Perform other duties as assigned. B.S. in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, or related field. Experience and/or knowledge with biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular techniques Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to present and explain research results. Ability to execute assigned tasks independently. Ability to follow standard laboratory protocols and ES&H safety procedures. Qualifications we desire: Experience with protein purification and/or column chromatography Molecular biology and microbiology experience including microbial cell culture and molecular cloning (e.g., DNA amplification and extraction, bacterial transformation) Experience with spectrophotometric assays using a plate reader Experience with MS Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Computational Protein Optimization Lead Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, The Generative Unconstrained Intelligent Drug Engineering (GUIDE) project has an opening for a Senior bioengineer who is responsible for the efficient, smooth, and effective management of a team and simulation- and machine-learning-driven computational pipeline to redesign antibodies. GUIDE is an exciting and fast-paced program combining predictive computational modeling, machine learning, and experimental biology to develop medical countermeasures for the Department of Defense (DoD). The ideal candidate will have a breadth of protein engineering experience to manage a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in machine learning, molecular simulation, optimization, and structural and protein biology. The candidate will apply in-house computational tools in rigorous campaigns to redesign specific antibodies so that they are more potent, broadly neutralizing and/or developable as a prophylactic or therapeutic antibodies. The candidate will elicit highly technical information required to formulate antibody redesign goals; to facilitate the creation and joint understanding of these goals via a network of colleagues with differing technical expertise; to communicate and ensure ongoing consensus on these goals; and to continually guide alignment of effort to them. The candidate will manage all aspects of the computational redesign campaign, and, as such, requires deep technical expertise in protein and structural biology/bioegineering or machine learning and simulation tools, and a willingness to gain complementary expertise. The candidate needs to be comfortable with a flexible technical approach, willing to re-compose existing tools and workflows to execute the job at hand, and to lead others toward the execution of the work. The candidate must be team-oriented and have leadership experience and resilience to drive the work forward while maintaining a balanced view that serves the needs of the GUIDE program and its durable capabilities. You will Research, analyze, develop, document, and execute a technical plan for each antibody redesign campaign, including determination of appropriate data, tools, and team members to support the effort. Manage all aspects of the computational redesign campaign from start-to-finish. Actively lead project scientists and engineers in defining, planning, and formulating experimental, modeling, and simulation efforts for complex antibody redesign campaigns. Propose and implement advanced analysis methodologies, analyze data, and document research through presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to identifying future research directions and proposals that will secure future projects in the field. Foster collaboration between computational and biological staff to improve the speed and accuracy of computational antibody redesign campaigns. Direct technical activities, as needed, in support of new capability development and technical problem solving. Establish ,maintain and ensure quality standards for project deliverables and guide project teams through antibody redesign processes. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. Advanced degree in Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field. Demonstrated technical leadership in leading multidisciplinary teams in fields related to machine learning, such as mentorship or team management. Expert verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures. Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment. Additional Qualifications We Desire A good-to-strong understanding of bioinformatics, protein biology, antibody development, and pathogen science, especially virology Experience with high-performance computing, GPU programming, parallel programming, cloud computing, and/or related methods including running numerical simulations of complex workflow

Inertial Confinement Fusion Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for Inertial Confinement Fusion Physicists to become part of the team working on the grand challenge of achieving thermonuclear ignition on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This research requires working closely with individuals from other disciplines, such as laser experimentalists, laser scientists, target fabrication specialists and NIF Project scientists and engineers, as well as other target designers and theorists. These positions are in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence (SD) Directorate. These positions may offer a hybrid schedule, blending in-person and virtual presence. You may have the flexibility to work from home one or more days per week. 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. In this role you will Plan, analyze and interpret NIF laser experiments in support of the effort to achieve ignition on NIF principally with large computer codes, but also with analytic modeling. Perform computational and theoretical analyses that extrapolate our current understanding of ignition related physics to NIF and beyond. Successfully work as part of an interdisciplinary team on ICF project activities. Present research results in scientific meetings, peer reviews, and publications. Responsibilities may also include interacting with external stakeholders, both at NNSA and across the broader interagency, via offsite assignments. Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities at the SES.3 Level Independently develop and/or provide in depth analysis of NIF laser experiments in support of the effort to achieve ignition on NIF principally with large computer codes, but also with analytic modeling where complex problems may not be well defined. Work as technical expert on multidisciplinary team. Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in physics or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Comprehensive knowledge of plasma physics, hydrodynamics, or astrophysics. Experience in computational modeling of complex systems. Experience developing creative solutions to complex problems. Demonstrated ability to deliver a high quality, polished product in a timely manner. Proficient written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by a record of publications, invited papers, or teaching experience. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team of scientists as well as independently. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 Level Advanced knowledge of physics, plasma physics, hydrodynamics, or astrophysics or a related field. Experience leading and mentoring as part of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated record of completing and/or leading top quality research in relevant areas of physics and engineering. Qualifications We Desire Experience with the use of large two and three-dimensional computer codes. Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace. Please include a personalized cover letter with your application, highlighting your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.

Microbiologist/Molecular Biologist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Microbiologist/Molecular Biologist to join ongoing projects developing innovative therapeutics and vaccines against infectious diseases. Candidates should have an interest in learning new skills and techniques and be able to implement them independently, as part of a multidisciplinary team. We value diverse perspectives and strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. This position is in the Microbiology/Immunology group of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level, depending on your qualifications. Additional job duties will be assigned at the higher level. In this role you will: Maintain mammalian cell lines and cell culture equipment for assay developments Express and purify protein to generate reagents for functional and immunological studies Perform standard molecular biology techniques (e.g., DNA preparation, DNA/protein quantification, SDS PAGE) Assist in the development and optimization immunoassays and affinity assessment: BLI, ELISA, and fluorescence-based immunoassays, (e.g, MSD, Gyrolab, AlphaLISA) Evaluate large data sets to troubleshoot assays as needed Contribute to maintenance of a BSL2 biology lab including ordering, equipment maintenance, inventory control and ES&H safety guidelines implementation Maintain an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook and communicate results with relevant team members Perform other duties as assigned. Additional duties at the SES.2 level: Develop and optimize immunoassays and affinity assessment: SPR, BLI, ELISA, and fluorescence-based (e.g, MSD, Gyrolab, AlphaLISA) Provide solutions to problems of limited complexity that require creative use of established and/or innovative methods Analyze current process procedures and provide moderately complex feedback for the optimization and improvement of workflow. Provide occasional training on laboratory procedures to other employees. BS degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience Fundamental knowledge of sterile techniques, culturing and maintenance of microbiological and tissue cultures, and media preparation Fundamental knowledge of molecular biology techniques (e.g., ELISA, microscopy, protein purification, SDS PAGE, BLI) Proficient with common Microsoft Office applications and other scientific software Ability to understand new concepts quickly, apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment, and gain proficiency to work independently to meet established guidelines Works effectively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment both independently and as a team with a diverse set of scientists, and other technical and administrative staff Effective problem-solving skills to implement solutions of limited complexity. Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level: MS degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related filed, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Substantial experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g., ELISA, microscopy, protein purification, SDS PAGE, BLI) Substantial experience in culture and maintenance of microbiological and tissue cultures Qualifications we desire Working knowledge of protein purification and characterization techniques and experience with sample preparation and processing Academic and/or industry laboratory research experience Knowledge of applied biostatistics and proficient with statistical software (e.g., GraphPad Prism or R) and experience in fluorescence microscopy, automation, or other high-throughput instrumentation

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. These positions may offer a hybrid schedule, blending in-person and virtual presence. You may have the flexibility to work from home one or more days per week. 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. In this role, 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. 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. Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability principles in the workplace. Please include a personalized cover letter with your application, highlighting your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.

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. These positions may offer a hybrid schedule, blending in-person and virtual presence. You may have the flexibility to work from home one or more days per week. 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. In this role, 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. 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. Qualifications we desire Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace. Please include a personalized cover letter with your application, highlighting your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.

Senior Computational Physicist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have openings for Computational Physicists to pursue challenges relevant to national security in the development of multi-physics simulation codes. Under consultative direction you will collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary code development team in advancing the state of the art in large-scale multi-physics simulation. The national security mission involves developing simulation capabilities for Stockpile Stewardship, nuclear counter-terrorism, conventional weapons, and high energy density physics experiments. The code development focus is on models and algorithms for use in high-performance computing on the latest large-scale parallel computing platforms. You will act as a scientific/technical leader as part of large projects/programs, contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas, will play a role in attracting and retaining projects, programs, and funding due to degree of technical expertise. This position is in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence Directorate. These positions may offer a hybrid schedule, blending in-person and virtual presence. You may have the flexibility to work from home one or more days per week. In this role, you will Develop algorithms and simulation tools to advance the state of the art in multi-physics simulation for a large variety of physical processes in 2D and 3D, where problems are not well defined. Independently develop and/or provide in-depth analysis of physics capabilities in support of a diverse user community using advanced simulation tools to solve highly complex problems that may not be well defined. Provide advanced technical support, informal training, and guidance to code users in the application of simulation tools developed. Collaborate in the development of simulation tools and direct/influence the strategy and technical direction of research activities as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Present and disseminate advanced research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in both open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program. Set broad technical strategies and/or direct multi-disciplinary teams to achieve program goals. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in one or more of these specialized fields: physics, mathematics, engineering, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Subject matter expert knowledge of highly advanced concepts to include experience and ability to lead independent work in one or more science disciplines, such as shock hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, material behavior, particle transport, radiation transport, plasma physics. Significant experience evaluating algorithms and methods for their fitness for a particular task, as well as developing and implementing new numerical algorithms. Significant experience developing and supporting and/or leading multi-dimensional numerical simulation and demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills and creativity. Advanced programming experience/fluency in Python, FORTRAN, C and/or C++ and significant experience developing and implementing algorithms for massively-parallel computer architectures. Significant experience working independently and in a team-research environment effectively. Significant experience at the expert level in the development of principles, theories, concepts, and techniques relevant to applied physics research and experience converting theory into models or algorithms appropriate for numerical simulation. Qualifications we desire Demonstrated experience implementing plans that promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace. Please include a personalized cover letter with your application, highlighting your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.

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 may offer a hybrid schedule, blending in-person and virtual presence. You may have the flexibility to work from home one or more days per week. 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. In this role, 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. 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. Demonstrated ability/commitment to promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace. Please include a personalized cover letter with your application, highlighting your qualifications and why you're interested in this position.

Translational Immunology - Academic Graduate Appointee | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, NOTE: This is a one-year Academic Graduate Appointee with the possibility of extension to a maximum of two years. For important information about LLNL appointments refer to the FAQs above. We have up to two openings for an Academic Graduate Appointee participating in developing novel approaches and platforms in support of synthetic biology research emphasizing cell-free protein production methodologies and vaccine development. The candidate will work in a highly integrated environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop, optimize, characterize, and validate cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) methods for protein production and encapsulation. Proteins will be used for high throughput functional and biophysical characterization in support of vaccine development. This position is in the Biology and Biotechnology Division, Translational Immunology Group. In this role you will: Produce, characterize, and test CFPS lysates. Design, perform, and analyze cell-free protein expression experiments to test and develop protocols and procedures for producing and characterizing novel membrane bound proteins. Encapsulate CFPS lysates in a variety of polymers and characterize protein production in capsules as well as capsule stability. Contribute to the design of and carry out experiments involving molecular biology techniques, including biochemical tests using fluorescence-based techniques to characterize proteins of interest. Troubleshoot initial results and perform protein assay development using molecular biological techniques as needed. Keep an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook and maintain complete records of experiments and contribute to general lab maintenance. Compile data and protocols in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies. Perform duties as assigned. B.S. in biological sciences or equivalent course work (within two years of application). Experience working with gel electrophoresis, western blot, and other common molecular biology techniques. Experience with aseptic technique, microbial cultures, and protein purification. Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work in a team environment with a diverse technical staff. Strong attention to detail and ability to follow standard laboratory protocols and ES&H safety procedures. Experience using personal computers, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications. Qualifications we desire: Design genes and constructs for molecular cloning using PCR, restriction enzymes, plasmids, and common bacterial chassis Experience with DNA extraction including minipreps, maxipreps, gel extraction, and PCR purification. Experience with cell-free protein production approaches. Experience with culturing bacteria and other microorganisms. Experience with purifying and handling proteins.

Laser-Material Interactions - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to independently work on laser-material interactions with emphasis on laser ablation, laser shock physics, and dynamic compression of material. Particular interest will be shown to candidates with hands-on laboratory experience, experience in developing diagnostics for laser shock physics, and advanced analysis of data to validate simulation codes in laser induced shock generation. This position is in the Laser Material Interaction Science group of the Materials Science Division. In this role you will Conduct advanced research related to laser compression of materials. Develop and implement novel diagnostics (i.e. laser velocimetry) to study laser shock physics. Research new tamper materials to enhance laser impulse through materials. Organize, analyze, and present data from research. Convey capabilities and new opportunities to DOE and internal sponsors. Develop and present written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results as well as periodic progress reports. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. Ph.D. Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field. Hands on experience in laser induced shock compression of metals. Experience with various laser (CW, ns, ps, and fs), especially high energy short pulse laser systems. Experience working in large laser user facilities. Knowledgeable of laser material interaction at short timescales. Knowledgeable of x-ray effects in materials. Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, execution, and analysis, and the ability to think broadly and devise innovative solutions to problems to accomplish objectives.. Proficient written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports, explain technical information, and provide advice to management. Initiative and interpersonal skills including the ability to work both as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, as well as the ability to produce independent, original work. Qualifications We Desire Experience in using class 4 lasers, optics layout, and engineering. Experience with hydrodynamic codes to support experimental efforts.

Mathematical Physics Research Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for Mathematical Physics Research Scientists to join a vibrant team conducting research in decision support methods across a broad mission space. You will pursue research in data modeling, foundations of machine learning and optimal control, and computational methods for applications to both scientific and national security programs. This position is in the Physics Division/Applied Physics Section in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Analytics Group. These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 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 Develop and apply mathematical and computational techniques for both scientific and national security mission applications. Conduct analytic and statistical modeling, numerical analysis, signal processing, computer simulations, and data visualization technical work. Effectively use available computing architectures for project execution, to include high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Conduct self-initiated research, maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas, publish research in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals, and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings. Work as part of inter-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to achieve mission-oriented deliverables on externally driven timelines. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level Develop and lead new research projects based on accumulated scientific expertise, including pursuit of external funding and program development opportunities. Lead the invention and development of new mathematical, statistical, and computational models as needed to meet open-ended project goals. Lead project updates and briefings to sponsors, visitors to LLNL, and senior managers. Effectively manage and deliver impactful contributions to multiple simultaneous technical projects that may span different organizations across the lab. Mentor students, postdocs, and/or early-career staff in research and technical skills. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in Physics, Mathematics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Research background in one or more of the following: theoretical cosmology, particle, statistical, or mathematical physics, computational physics modeling, high-performance computing, or optimal control and signal processing. Ability to perform independent research, find innovative solutions and produce significant accomplishments to complex scientific and technical problems. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific publications, and deliver scientific presentations. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff. Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level 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. Extensive experience developing novel mathematical, statistical, or physics-based solutions to technical problems as evidenced by research publications or past technical project deliverables. Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and to engage productively with sponsors, visitors, and senior managers. Experience recruiting and mentoring students, postdocs, or staff. Qualifications We Desire Experience in leadership and organization of scientific research teams, including management of software development and communication. Experience with nonlinear dynamical systems research. Experience communicating the results of scientific and technical research to a broad audience. Experience working in the U.S. national security community.

Genomics Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Livermore, California, We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Research Scientist with extensive experience using next-generation sequencing to join our team as a Genomics Specialist . The ideal candidate will have a strong background in NGS-based assay and process development, expertise in molecular biology, and a track record of success in developing NGS-based analysis pipelines for both existing and novel protocols. If you are a self-motivated individual who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and who is passionate about using display technologies to discover and optimize new proteins, we encourage you to apply. In this role you will: Develop an efficient pipeline for automated NGS library preparation (in conjunction with automation engineers). Build and maintain bioinformatics QC and analytical pipelines to support data generation goals. Leverage knowledge of current NGS landscape to inform selection and support strategic acquisition of key infrastructure. Supervise and train junior staff in the daily operation of a high-capacity sequencing facility. Work collaboratively with other scientists and research teams to integrate and apply high-throughput DNA-based technologies to enhance data generation efforts. Work with project team members to establish and maintain rigorous methods for sequence data annotation and documentation. PhD (or M.S. with 5+ years experience) in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Synthetic Biology, Microbiology, or another relevant field. Strong knowledge of the state of the art in NGS methods, instruments, and data analysis techniques. Significant ability to work collaboratively with researchers from diverse fields, including computational and experimental biologists, and provide scientific guidance, support, and leadership as needed. Significant ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects and tasks. Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and successfully communicate technical information. Familiarity with laboratory operations and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Qualifications We Desire: Working knowledge of and experience with modern DNA assembly methods and high-throughput molecular cloning. Significant experience designing and/or building large variant gene libraries. Significant experience with high-throughput methods and automation. Significant experience with LIMS-like systems to support technical operations and documentation. Ability to distill complex, technical concepts for productive communication with vendors, program sponsors, community members, and other stakeholders. Significant experience with antibodies and/or related biomolecules. Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills.

High Energy Density Project Leader - Active Clearance Required | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 day ago
Livermore, California, The Design Physics Division (DPD) has an opening for the High Energy Density Project Leader within the Weapon Simulation and Computing Computational Physics (WSC/CP) program. As a member of the WSC/CP Project Coordination Council (PCC), this individual will be part of the leadership team for the SD code enterprise. This position is in the Strategic Deterrence (SD) Directorate. This is a nominally quarter-time position: you will maintain other assignments for the balance of your time. 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 Shape strategy and ensure execution for the portfolio of SD-funded projects supporting the core LLNL high energy density simulation tools used by Weapons Physics and Design Program. Participate in the WSC/CP Project Coordination Council to both represent the needs of HED simulation tools and help formulate strategies meeting the collective objectives of the WSC/CP portfolio. Coordinate with appropriate line management and supervisors for the technical staff that develop, maintain, and provide user support for these engineering simulation software products. Recognize, create, and implement plans to promote and foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SEL.5 level Serve as subject matter expert in high energy density simulation tools and analysis for the Program at meetings, briefings, design reviews, and committee activities both internal and external to the Laboratory. Influence strategic technical decisions made by senior management and external customers. 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 the time of hire. Doctoral degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Computational Science or the equivalent combination of education and prior experience. Significant experience and advanced knowledge of computational physics in some of the following areas: hydrodynamics, radiation transport, numerical methods, plasma physics, material modelling, high-performance computing and others. 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. Requires experience leading a team, project, and/or group. Additional qualifications at the SEL.5 level Extensive experience in the leadership of technical projects, project planning, and execution. Significant experience developing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems. Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following topical areas: hydrodynamics, radiation transport, numerical methods, plasma physics, material modelling, high-performance computing, and others. Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and external sponsors. Qualifications We Desire Significant experience using Kull simulation software and familiarity with other developmental, government, or commercial tools such as visit, totalview, pmesh, overlink, and/or other multi-physics, analysis, or utility code suites. Knowledge of Program and Laboratory management and structure. Knowledge and experience with modern software development practices, especially for High-Performance Computing Environments. Knowledge of external software capabilities, both commercial and other national laboratories. Proven advanced ability to lead and promote technical projects. Demonstrated experience implementing plans that promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace.

Synthetic Biology/Microbial Genetics/Biochemistry - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 day ago
Livermore, California, NOTE: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Job scope description: 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. In this role 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 meetings. 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 (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

Senior Editor and Content Director, Optics & Photonics News Magazine | Optica

1 day 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON, D.C., At Optica, you will work with some of the brightest minds in the industry and make a real impact. We empower visionaries! Join a team dedicated to extending the boundaries of possibility in optics. With an inclusive culture built on collaboration and creativity, you will thrive in a supportive environment. Our commitment to innovation and excellence means that you will be challenged and supported in your professional growth and development.   Key Responsibilities: Managers to provide high-level responsibilities Optica’s premier magazine, Optics & Photonics News (OPN), provides in-depth coverage of recent developments in optics and photonics to more than 24,000 members. The Senior Editor and Content Director is wholly responsible for the magazine and oversees its editorial strategy, direction, content and production as well as its accompanying web and digital edition. This role is also responsible for OPN contributions to the quarterly Optica European Newsletter and for ensuring that all OPN content, regardless of format, meets high editorial standards and is published according to schedule and for preparing the content.  To achieve this, the Senior Editor and Content Director both writes pieces and works with Optica volunteers and free lancers to acquire content for the various products.  Additionally, as a senior member of the Publishing department, this position participates in activities associated with the strategic management of the division.  If you are a dynamic individual with exceptional editorial and communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and a desire to run an extraordinary magazine, this is the job for you!   Qualifications: Managers to provide key qualifications and skills and abilities   In order to be successful in this role, you’ll need to, at a minimum, have the following: Four-year degree required. Masters or PhD preferred.  Background in physics, engineering and/or science journalism strongly preferred. Five to ten years’ experience managing magazine or newspaper staff, and writing or editing for a magazine or newspaper.  Background in journalism, science and technology strongly desired. Ability to effectively interact and manage ongoing relationships with multiple stakeholders, including Optica’s officers and volunteer members, C-level staff, senior staff, and freelance and staff contributors. Excellent oral and professional-level writing, research, editing, proofreading and project management skills required. Ability to create and adhere to budgets as well as to effectively manage freelancers and vendors.   Join us in making a difference: Optica offers competitive salaries and great benefits, including performance bonuses, health, vision, dental, life insurance, flexible spending, short- and long-term disability, wellness benefits, 403(b) retirement plans with 10% employer contribution, pet benefits, PTO, paid holidays, and paid year-end break between 25 December through 1 January. Our office is conveniently located across from Dupont Circle metro station. We offer a hybrid work schedule and remote work for certain positions.  To learn more about Optica and the open positions visit us at: https://www.optica.org/about/ optics (äp-tiks) noun . The branch of physics concerned with the behavior and property of light, including interactions of light with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect light. photonics (f?-tä-niks) noun . The engineering and technology of generating and controlling light. Photonics underpins the technologies of daily life, from smartphones to laptops, medical instruments, light technology, and even the Internet. The 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20 th century depended on electronics.   Apply now and help transform the future through optics and photonics.

Laser Physicist / Engineer (f/m/d) | European XFEL

2 days ago
Schenefeld, Germany, European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. The laser group at the EuXFEL has developed and installed dedicated high power ultrafast laser sources for use in pump-probe experiments in conjunction with x-ray pulses at 7 experiment stations. The complex lasers and non-collinear optical parametric amplifiers contain both in-house as well as collaborative industry developments. The high-repetition rate laser systems operate 24/7 during user operation. For product-life-cycle management, continuous improvement, repair and maintenance as well as laser operation we are seeking to employ an experienced Laser Physicist / Engineer (f/m/d) The position Working closely with other laser specialists at EuXFEL, the candidate will: Gain a thorough understanding of the laser systems and sub-systems in operation as well as of associated control electronics and software. Assure reliable routine user operation of the pump-probe lasers. Support our continuous improvement process (CIP) by designing and implementing optical and opto-mechanical components and assemblies. Perform maintenance and repair of ultrashort pulse laser systems. Select, acquire and manage spare parts and assemblies. Requirements Bachelor or Master's degree or equivalent academic or industrial experience in photonics, laser engineering or similar. A PhD is considered an asset. Experience with work in laser labs, in particular with ultra-fast lasers, high power fiber and/or solid-state amplifiers, parametric amplifiers and the associated measurement and characterization methods. Hands on experience with CAD and electronics is highly valued. Experience with Python is strongly desired. Excellent communication and documentation skills and the ability to work in a multilingual, multidisciplinary team with English as the working language. Knowledge of German and work experience in a large-scale facility are considered assets. For additional information, please contact Dr. Max Lederer ( [email protected] ). Working place will be Schenefeld, in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found  here . Our offer Become part of a vibrant international and multicultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress and participate in our international networks. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect. Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany, this includes for example: family friendly working environment (e.g. additional childcare days) flexible working times and option for work from home depending on tasks 30 days of vacation, 24 th  and 31 st  of December are free as a courtesy of the employer extensive relocation benefits generous company pension scheme (6,45 % of monthly salary) monthly social events and subsidized company restaurant partially financed job-tickets for public transportation extensive training opportunities incl. subsidized English and German language classes easy and free access to a mental health platform to support your wellbeing Our company language is English. Reference number: S-532 Duration: This appointment is initially limited to 3 years, an extension is possible by later decision. Application Please apply  online  and please provide your CV and a motivation letter in English as well as any reference letters. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we promote and support diverse and heterogenous teams. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. Deadline:  14 August 2024 European XFEL GmbH Holzkoppel 4, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany www.xfel.eu

Director, Division of Receipt and Referral | Center for Scientific Review

2 days 12 hours ago
Bethesda, Maryland, THE POSITION:   The Director of the Division of Receipt and Referral (DRR) serves as an important advisor to the Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR); contributes to the development of major policies affecting funding announcements and the receipt, referral and review of research grant applications; provides advice and consultation to NIH and other HHS components and grantee institutions; and establishes effective procedures to ensure program operations and obligations of government funds and other resources are rendered consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements and within limitations imposed by DHHS and Executive Branch policies.  The DRR Director coordinates efforts with the directors of scientific divisions of CSR and with the extramural staff of the twenty-four Institutes and Centers at NIH that make awards.  The DRR Director works closely with the Office of Extramural Research (OER) to assess and establish policies and procedures related to grant applications and communicate these to investigators, grantee organizations, and extramural staff. As part of those efforts, the DRR Director works closely with electronic Research Administration (eRA) and other NIH business systems to ensure functionality in those systems reflects and supports NIH and DRR policies.  Specifically, eRA provides mission-critical IT infrastructure to manage the receipt, processing, review, award and monitoring of about $47.1 billion in research and non-research grants awarded annually by NIH and other grantor agencies in support of the collective mission of improving human health. Working closely with the CSR Director and NIH-wide stakeholders, the DRR Director defines and implements DRR policy and practices for handling disputes and appeals from investigators and applicant organizations.  The DRR Director is also responsible for the clearance of all Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices related to receipt, referral, and review prior to publication in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.  The activities of DRR are dedicated to ensuring a smooth interface between investigators, grantee organizations, CSR, and the awarding components of NIH and HHS.   The DRR Director supervises at least 10 Federal employees and coordinates the work of seven contract staff.  In addition, the DRR Director supervises 24 Referral Officers, Scientific Review Officers with collateral duties assigning grant applications to review groups and institutes/centers for funding consideration.  Additional information on CSR is available on our website: www.csr.nih.gov . QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, as well as senior-level management skills, scientific research experience, administrative process experience, and knowledge of research programs in one or more research areas supported by NIH.  Candidates should be outstanding communicators, known and respected within their profession as individuals with recognized competence, and have supervisory skills or experience, including experience representing an organization with integrity and diplomacy.  Experience in leading people and change management, and working with complex workflows, electronic systems and processes is essential.  Visionary leadership of people and processes is crucial to plan for the future and to attract and nurture outstanding professional staff to best serve the nation’s biomedical scientific mission at the NIH. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, and use a consultative approach to problem solving and decision making.   SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided. This position is subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations that govern activities with outside organizations.  This position will require completion of an annual public financial disclosure report and is subject to a background investigation. HOW TO APPLY: Send your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information for three to five references so they are received by August 29, 2024.  You also are encouraged to submit a two-page vision statement and statement addressing your qualifications as noted above for this position.  Application packages should be sent to [email protected]. For further information about the position or questions about the process, please contact Ms. Lisa Klingensmith at 301-435-1218/[email protected] or Ms. Ruba Tashman at 301-594-1690/[email protected]. All information provided by candidates will remain confidential and will not be released outside the CSR search process without a signed release from candidates.

Journal Manager | AIP Publishing

2 days 13 hours ago
Melville, New York, AIP Publishing is a leading publisher of the physical sciences. Working at AIP Publishing means being part of a mission: to accelerate scientific discovery while reimagining the future of scholarly publishing.  AIPP is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. We foster a collaborative, creative atmosphere and encourage an inclusive workplace culture that maximizes individual contributions.  Our excellent benefits package includes: Paid time off Flexible Work Schedule Competitive medical, dental and vision options Exceptional retirement benefits Training opportunities  Tuition assistance We are seeking a  Journal Manag er  who displays strong characteristics of AIP Publishing’s cultural principles: Progressive; Researcher-Focused; Experimental; Equitable; Authentic; Action-Oriented; and Collaborative to   play a pivotal role in overseeing journal management, journal expansion and development plans in AIP Publishing's open access and hybrid journal portfolios. The Journal Manager, as part of the Publisher’s Office, is responsible for the success of titles within the AIP Publishing portfolio. This includes coordination of the editor’s team, in collaboration with the EiC, and development of journals, leading the launch and success of new journals where required, overseeing strategic initiatives, editorial direction, and content development while ensuring financial and editorial targets are met. The Journal Manager is the “face” of the journals and AIP Publishing interacting directly with all the relevant stakeholders in the physical sciences research community – authors, reviewers, readers, academic editors, associate editors, and members of journal advisory boards. The Journal Manager also provides the research, analysis and planning that drive journal objectives, and monitors progress towards targets as well as competitor and Editor performance. Key Responsibilities : Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in support of strategic objectives. Ensure the successful launch and operation of new or established journals to meet their financial and editorial targets. Recruit editorial board members, run effective board meetings, and work with journal editors to define editorial direction. Conceive, develop, and commission impactful content and special issues. Collaborate with the marketing team on initiatives to increase journal usage, visibility, and authorship. Represent AIP Publishing at topical conferences and author’s institutions. Build relationships within relevant research communities and conduct researcher outreach to engage scientists at all stages of their careers. Requirements: Prior experience in STEM publishing, and a specific focus on Open Access is a plus. Proficient in physics or the physical sciences; a graduate or post-graduate degree in a physical science-related field is highly preferred. Have exceptional written and oral communication skills and are confident working directly with leading researchers as editors. Have strong interpersonal and negotiating skills, enabling you to make sound judgments and decisions. Experience working in cross-functional teams. Ability to take responsibility, assess complex projects, and work on own initiative. Some travel to relevant conferences and in-person meetings is a requirement for the position. Additional details:  $75,000 - $90,000  Salary within the above posted range is based on a variety of factors, including relevant experience. To be considered candidates must reside within NY, NJ, CT, MD, VA, PA, MA, RI or Washington, DC.  This is a remote first plus convening opportunity.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer | Yale University Physics Department

2 days 13 hours ago
New Haven, Connecticut, Position Summary: The Department of Physics at Yale University ( http://physics.yale.edu/ ) invites applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer for the 2024-2025 academic year. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension to a 3-year, renewable appointment. The position will include teaching and developing undergraduate physics laboratory and lecture courses, as well as serving as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies. Our students are an extraordinary group of highly motivated scholars from diverse backgrounds, and the Physics Department has a long history of prioritizing high-quality teaching and student mentoring. We seek a colleague who will be an interactive member of our department, and in the vanguard of our mission to teach, mentor, and promote equity and inclusion among our students. A mentoring committee appointed by the Chair will work with the successful candidate to support their continued professional growth. This is a renewable position with a promotion track (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Senior Lecturer II).   Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physics, or related fields Strong communication and organizational skills Knowledge of course design, assessment methods, and a variety of teaching strategies for introductory labs and lecture courses Documented evidence of physics laboratory and classroom teaching ability   Application Process: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and at least two letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/146448 . Please address any questions to Prof. Karsten Heeger, Chair of the Physics Department, at [email protected] .   Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
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