Senior Scientist in Chemical Biology (akin to Associate or Full Professor)

Richland, Washington State
Benefits+Relocation Available
May 11, 2021
Jul 09, 2021
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happen—all by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.  Consider joining us.  The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is actively seeking a Senior Scientist in Chemical Biology (akin to Assoc. or Full Professor) to join our team!

As a Senior Scientist in Chemical Biology you will be part of the Biological Systems Science Group within the Biological Sciences Division. It’s here, you will bring an established and vigorous independent research program in chemical biology (broadly defined) to the highly collaborative environment of PNNL. You will strengthen our program in chemical biology and contribute to emerging and established research programs in microbiome sciences, structural biology, protein biochemistry, or other relevant research fields.  You will also have the opportunity to provide scientific mentorship to scientists in the group and contribute to establishing new research directions.

If you have experience in chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, imaging, proteomics, microbiology, structural biology, protein biochemistry, or a related discipline with a strong record of independent, creative accomplishments with a sense of collaboration, then this may be the position for you!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA with 7 years of experience, MS/MA with 5 years of experience, or PhD with 3 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in chemical biology, chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, organic chemistry, or related field.  8+ years of experience.
  • Skilled professional who can independently apply, on a broad basis, existing theories, principles, and concepts within the field of chemical biology.
  • An established Principal Investigator (PI).
  • A sustained track record of disseminating research through peer-reviewed publications, invited presentations, etc.
  • A sustained track record of independent research funding.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work both independently as well as in interdisciplinary group settings with internal and external collaborators.
  • Skills consistent with the state of the art.

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