Mid-Senior Chemist Biologist (3939 & 3940)

Richland, Washington State
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Jun 2, 2022

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The Biological Systems Science Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a mid-senior career Chemical Biologist who will grow an independent research program in chemical biology (broadly defined) to the highly collaborative environment of PNNL.  This individual will be expected to 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.  This individual will also have the opportunity to be involved in a new initiative at the lab – Predictive Phenomics – which is developing experimental and computational capabilities for functional profiling at molecular resolution of complex biosystems.  The candidate will be expected to function as part of research teams and contribute to establishing new research programs.

Candidates are expected to have a degree in chemical biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or related field. Ideal candidates will have experience in chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, imaging, proteomics, microbiology, structural biology, protein biochemistry, or related disciplines. We seek individuals with strong records of independent creative accomplishments, demonstrable ability to lead projects and communicate effectively with colleagues and sponsors.

Chemical Biology at PNNL has emerged over the last 10 years and is now actively funded by multiple research sponsors. The program has particular strengths in activity-based protein profiling, microbiome research, xenometabolism, chemoproteomics, and imaging. We seek an individual who will bring senior scientific leadership to PNNL to expand our research program and leverage the scientific expertise and instrumentation available at PNNL.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience
  • MS/MA with 3 years of experience
  • PhD with 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in chemical biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or related field, with 5+ 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) with a sustained track record of independent research funding.
  • A sustained track record of disseminating research through peer-reviewed publications, invited presentations, etc.
  • 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.

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

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Questions? Please contact Kim Willer at kimberly.willer@pnnl.gov

Onsite in Richland, WA


At PNNL, we deliver breakthrough science and technology to meet key national needs. We also apply our capabilities to meet selected environmental, energy, health and national security objectives, strengthen the economy, and support the education of future scientists and engineers. PNNL is managed by DOE's Office of Science, but we perform work for many DOE offices as well as other government agencies. Battelle has operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. A unique feature of Battelle's contract with DOE allows our staff to work for private industry. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Fiscal Year 2004 Business Statistics Business Volume and Customers Our business volume was $638 million. Customers included the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal, state and local agencies; universities; and industry sponsors. Awards In FY 2004, PNNL received four R&D 100 Awards, for a total of 66. PNNL has won a total of 58 Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for technology transfer. PNNL has also won: 5 EO Lawrence Awards 1 Coblentz Award 4 Discover Magazine Awards. For more information on PNNL awards, see http://www.pnl.gov/main/welcome/awards/ Patents In FY 2004, PNNL received 63 U.S. and 44 foreign patents. Since 1965, PNNL has received a total of 1,217 U.S. and foreign patents. Employment, Payroll and Taxes Staff employment at the end of FY 2004 was 3,900. The gross payroll for the year was approximately $279.5 million. Employer-paid benefits totaled $52.4 million and various state and federal payroll taxes paid by the Laboratory amounted to more than $21 million. The Laboratory also paid: $1.6 million in business and occupation taxes $838,000 in sales and use taxes $1.1 million in property and leasehold taxes. Purchased Goods and Services PNNL purchased goods and services totaling more than $250 million. Economic Development PNNL's economic development programs helped more than 50 technology businesses develop products, acquire new customers and contracts, get access to funding sources and strategic partners, and secure specialized facilities and staff. The U.S. Department of Commerce selected PNNL as a national model of technology-based economic development among 300 federal laboratories.
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