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Synthetic Organic/Bio-organic Chemist

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are currently seeking highly motivated, productive and multi-talented Synthetic Organic/Bio-organic Chemist to work with our Bioscience Division to apply synthetic organic chemistry to bioorganic and biophysical national security problems at LANL in Los Alamos, NM. In this role, duties include:

  • Researching and developing multidisciplinary projects involving biosecurity, bioenergy, biophysical chemistry and structural biology Developing and implementing new mission-relevant programs Testing and validating methods and communicating results through formal presentations and peer-reviewed publications Collaborating with scientists in other departments to complete projects





  • Master's degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university 6+ years of related experience, such as post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab, or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation Expert knowledge in a chemical and/or biochemical discipline Experience in the supervision and mentoring of technical personnel Experience writing proposals, collaborating with colleagues and working with customers Active Q-clearance or ability to obtain Q-clearance



Desired Qualifications:


  • Experience in synthetic organic and bio-organic chemistry Knowledge of modern synthetic automated methods with an emphasis on flow-based chemistry techniques, as well as experience in site-specific stable isotope labeling Experience in biological materials with a focus on natural product synthesis and synthetic method development


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Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth. Northern New Mexico offers an abundance of wildlife, culture and adventures, including hiking trails and nearby ski resorts. Learn why Los Alamos has been rated #3 in the Best Counties to Live In by USA Today


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Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.




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