Los Alamos National Laboratory Post-Bachelor's Student in Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The work performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.
An important requirement within LANL mission is the ability to detect and combat biothreats.
In response to this need, LANL Bioscience Division (B-DO) works on rapid and specific detection of pathogens, and development of therapeutic reagents to combat antibiotic-resistant microbes.
As a LANL post-bac student you will contribute to this work by selecting high specificity/affinity antibodies and/or peptides against several gram-negative bacteria, through state-of-the-art in-vitro selection technologies like phage and yeast display. Furthermore, you will help developing these affinity molecules into antibiotics, and diagnostic reagents compatible with deployable detectors.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
– basic sterile techniques used in laboratory
– basic molecular biology
– basic microbiology
– international system of units (SI)
– accurate pipetting
– preparation of solutions
– preparation of growth media
– ability to interconvert SI units of measurement
- Ability to:
– be a team player
– communicate clearly orally and in writing
– keep a clear and organized notebook
– follow protocols with attention to details
GPA of 3.0 or higher
BS in Biosciences or related field
Full-time assignment for a minimum of 1 year
DNA purification, characterization, modification
Protein expression, purification, and characterization
Notes to Applicants:
We will conduct video/phone interviews
In addition to a resume and a copy of your transcripts, we require a cover letter on education, work experience, research interests and future plans.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
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Where You Will Work_
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Los Alamos National Laboratory offers post-bac students a unique multidisciplinary experience and caring mentorship, while providing a set of skills that adds uniqueness to their curriculum and increases their marketability in future job searches or application to graduate school.
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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Contact Name: Frary, Suzanne R
Organization Name: B-10/Biosecurity and Public Health
Job Title: Post-Bachelor's Student in Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering
Appointment Type: UGS
Req ID: IRC70027