Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are seeking a Synthetic Organic/Bioorganic Scientist to join the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Sciences Group (B-TEK) in the Bioscience Division. In this position, you will support and develop programmatic and R&D efforts on multidisciplinary projects involving the synthesis, characterization, and identification of novel chemical compounds that answer questions in multiple disciplines (e.g., biosecurity, bioenergy, biophysical chemistry, structural biology, etc.). This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or Scientist 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate.
- Develop new, mission-relevant science programs utilizing sophisticated synthetic organic/bioorganic chemistry skills and assist in the preparation of new research proposals that successfully compete for internal and external funding Troubleshoot and optimize synthetic routes for the synthesis of target compounds and communicate your results through internal reports, progress reports, formal presentations and peer reviewed publications Level 3 Scientists will be expected to contribute to and influence the Division and/or Directorate strategies and directions, provide mentoring, peer review, meeting organization and personal and team scientific goals, as well as develop and implement project management plans for moderate to large projects and serve as a role model for effective and creative technical leadership within B-TEK and the Bioscience Division
- Ph.D. in a chemical/biochemical science from an accredited college or university 2+ years of related experience (Scientist 2); 6+ years of related experience (Scientist 3) Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing and implementing technical research and development projects Demonstrated ability to conduct literature reviews and drive innovation to improve synthetic strategies and outcomes Experience analyzing and characterizing known and unknown synthesized compounds using a sophisticated range of spectroscopic and analytical techniques, such as NMR, MS, high performance chromatography, UV/Vis/IR/Raman/CD spectroscopies, XRD, etc. Knowledge of automated, modern synthetic methods, such as flow-based chemical, photochemical and electrochemical techniques Ability to acquire internal/external funding for self and team by leading development of proposals as the PI Excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a strong publication and presentation record
Additional Requirements for Scientist 3:
- Advanced knowledge and proven ability to translate scientific findings into practical applications Demonstrated ability of comprehensive understanding of principles of scientific integrity Ability to provide technical direction to multi-disciplinary teams and/or multiple teams for Laboratory-wide and/or multi-institution initiatives Demonstrated strong mentoring and coaching capabilities for students, postdoctoral researchers and young staff Ability to acquire internal/external funding for your team by leading development of proposals
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