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R&D, Biological Scientist (Experienced)

Livermore, CA 94550
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We are seeking a R&D, Biological Scientist for the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Department. Are you looking to do creative and worthwhile research? We seek highly motivated individuals to join our research team, to support research at the intersection of biology, materials and engineering. You will build new capabilities to complement and expand our research portfolio in exciting new directions.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Perform research as part of a cross-disciplinary team of experts;
+ Design experiments and develop an independent research plan;
+ Develop innovative biomaterials and/or systems to support our national security mission;
+ Mentor technologists, post-docs or interns;
+ Develop and document practices to enable work to be carried out safely;
+ Analyze, integrate and interpret research results;
+ Publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences.


+ PhD in Material Science, Chemistry, Engineering or related discipline with a strong biology emphasis;
+ At least three years relevant post-doctoral research experience;
+ You are highly skilled in the area of biomaterials;
+ You have direct research experience in at least one of the following: tissue engineering, 3D printing of cells or tissues, cell-based sensors and systems, biological constructs and organoids, morphogenetic organization, bioprinting and biopolymers, nanoparticles and nanomaterials, lipids and particle coatings, biomimetics, advanced artificial biological systems;
+ Strong record of high technical achievement as evidenced by publication in high-impact scientific journals and the proven ability to conduct creative, independent research within a team environment;
+ Demonstrated ability to build a research plan and write successful grant proposals;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ Five or more years of relevant post-doctoral research experience;
+ Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: molecular or microbiology, in vitro/in vivo animal models, PSCs, immunochemistry/immunology, biochemical and protein assays, cell imaging techniques and microscopy, analytical and surface characterization skills (such as chromatography, mass spectrometry, NMR; and SEM, TEM, surface roughness and topography), self-healing materials;
+ Strong written and communication skills.

Department Description:

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Department, located in Livermore, CA and Emeryville, CA, performs both basic and applied biological and bioengineering research with broad applications in national security. We address problems such as biodefense and health security, developing advanced technology including micro- and nanofluidics and engineered automated systems, and new research approaches which include gene-editing and novel nanomaterials. We also address energy security by developing the science and engineering needed to produce clean, efficient, and cost-effective biofuels, specialty chemicals and polymers on a commercial scale. This work is carried out in partnership with the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) as well as academic and commercial partners. The department is highly multidisciplinary and is comprised of researchers with expertise in many disciplines of biology, chemistry and engineering.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-07-23 Expires: 2019-09-22

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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