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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Metabolomics NB50655612
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

The Biosciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metabolomics.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
You will join a team of scientific and technical staff actively working to characterize the metabolite composition of plant and microbial samples. The analyses are conducted independently across a suite of studies. Your research activities include sample preparation (grinding samples in liquid nitrogen, incorporation of internal standards for quantification, metabolite extraction, sample derivatization), data extraction and spreadsheet summarization, data visualization, interpretation, and metabolite database development.

Qualifications Required:
Ph.D. within the last five years in molecular biology, plant biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field is required. Previous experience in metabolite analyses by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, and/or NMR is preferred. You should possess demonstrated lab bench experience and knowledge of techniques applicable to metabolite analysis. Organic synthesis skills are also assets, but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with a relevant publication record. Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team are required.Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Applicants must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.Appointments will initially be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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