The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
15 days old
2018-06-072018-07-08

R&D, Research Staff - Microfluidics (Experienced)

Livermore, CA
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Sandia California's Biotechnology and Bioengineering department is seeking a staff member to join our microfluidic research team to support our Sandia National Laboratory mission of exceptional service in the national interest\. We seek an individual to build new capabilities and expand our research portfolio in exciting new directions\.
The candidate will have a unique opportunity to engage with top notch researchers performing both basic research unlocking new understanding as well as applied research with industrial partners through mechanisms like cooperative research and development agreements \(CRADAs\)\.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
+ Be a strong individual contributor and mentor within a multidisciplinary team comprising engineers, biologists, chemists, and programmers;
+ Build a research plan and write successful grant proposals;
+ Design, fabricate, and optimize functionality of micro\- or nanofluidic technology in support of our biological mission;
+ Design and coordinate experiments to ensure project or task success;
+ Integrate data results from a cross\-disciplinary team and publish scientific papers in peer\-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences\.
Required:
+ PhD in Chemistry \(Analytical Chemistry\) or Engineering \(Chemical, Biological, Mechanical or Electrical\) or related discipline combined with a minimum of two years of relevant post\-doctoral research experience;
+ Demonstrated success in adapting nano\- or microfluidics to solve real clinical or biological questions;
+ Record of high technical achievement as evidenced by publications in high\-impact scientific journals;
Desired:
+ Strong written and oral communication skills;
+ Hands\-on experience in design and use of micro\- or nanofluidic technologies as well as a strong understanding of the relevant clinical or biological application space;
+ Demonstrated ability to conduct creative, independent research;
+ Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following:
- Molecular and Microbiology;
- Synthetic biology and Gene\-editing;
- Single cell analysis;
- Next\-generation sequencing;
- Point\-of\-care and precision medical diagnostics;
- Chemical or biological detection;
- Bio\-printing or additive manufacturing\.
Department Description:
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Department, located in Livermore, California and Emeryville, CA, performs biological and bioengineering research with applications in national security, healthcare and alternative energy\. We are a diverse research group with a focus on both basic and applied biological research\. We seek to address problems with strong ties to national security, such as biodefense and health security, through new research approaches and advanced technology development including microfluidics and nanofluidics\. We also seek to develop the science base required by industry to produce clean, efficient, and cost\-effective biofuels and other bioproducts on a commercial scale\. This work is carried out in partnership with the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute \(JBEI\)\. Our department is highly multidisciplinary, comprised of researchers with expertise in many disciplines of biology \(molecular biology, microbiology, virology, immunology and biochemistry\), chemistry \(analytical, organic and physical\) and engineering \(chemical, mechanical and biomedical\)\.
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 \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.
Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.
If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.
EEO Statement:
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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