What You Will Do
The T-6 group (Theoretical Biology and Biophysics) in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in bioinformatics, molecular evolution and epidemiology, an/or immunology, to begin as early as January 2021.
Our group conducts research on a broad set of topics in global health, HIV/AIDS epidemiology, vaccine design, virus evolution, and runs two HIV/ for HIV genetic sequences and HIV Immunology. LANL scientists in the T-6 group working in these areas include Bette Korber, Karina Yusim, Will Fischer, Alan Perelson and Thomas Leitner. We collaborate actively with our colleagues throughout the laboratory and around the world.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with DNA and protein sequence analyses, UNIX scripting and programming in PERL and/or Python. Experience with relational databases is a plus, but not required. Knowledge of human immunology, and at least minimal experience with DNA sequencing and/or immunology technologies is required
Education Required: PhD in related fields completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.
Notes to Applicants:
This position provides an excellent opportunity for an early career scientist to develop an independent research program. Candidates with expertise in any of the aforementioned areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Exceptionally well qualified candidates may be considered for a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship or Distinguished (Feynman/Oppenheimer) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Los Alamos is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit their application materials (CV, research statement, and list of publications) on academicjobsonline.org and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded on their behalf.
Applications should be submitted by January 1, 2021, for full consideration.
For general information to the Postdoc Program (such as benefits, eligibility, appointment types), please go to: https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/.
Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. Salary information can be found at https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-salary-guidelines .
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.
Equal Opportunity: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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.
The Theoretical division contributes to computer modeling, and the tests and applications that result from modeling help define new directions in basic research. Our strong interdisciplinary teaming and unique research facilities allow us to develop solutions to complex problems, and to support partners and collaborators, all with the goal of strengthening national security and making a safer world. T6 is One of the few research groups in the world devoted to mathematical modeling and computational analysis of problems in cellular and molecular biology.