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Synthetic Organic/Bioorganic Chemist / (Scientist 3) with Security Clearance at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Synthetic Organic/Bioorganic Chemist / (Scientist 3) with Security Clearance

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Full-Time
What You Will Do The Bioscience Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invites you to become part of our diverse team and support our critical National Security Mission. You will be joining some of the brightest minds at one of the most innovative R&D facilities in the world. The Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group (B-11) in the Bioscience Division is a multidisciplinary group seeking a uniquely qualified candidate to apply your knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry to bioorganic and biophysical national security problems. As a highly qualified, independent candidate, you will have the opportunity to pursue innovative and creative research that matters to our country and our world. The Scientist 3 will lead programmatic and research and development efforts on multidisciplinary projects involving biosecurity, bioenergy, biophysical chemistry and structural biology. You will be a key contributor to the growth and productivity of the Division by developing new mission-relevant science programs utilizing your synthetic skills and by writing research proposals that successfully compete for internal and external funding with DOE, DOD, DARPA, IARPA, and IC sponsors. Working with peers, this position will be responsible for the development, implementation and completion of project objectives and will communicate results through internal reports, progress reports, formal presentations and peer reviewed publications. You will successfully collaborate with LANL scientists in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, computational chemistry, and engineering. What You Need Minimum Job Requirements: * Recognized as a technical expert in a relevant chemical/biochemical discipline that aligns with research in the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group of the Bioscience Division
* Demonstrated expert knowledge and experience writing proposals, collaborating with colleagues, and interfacing with customers
* Ability to independently develop new approaches to solve a diverse range of complex scientific problems
* Proven skills in delivering technical presentations and reports
* Excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by a strong publication and presentation record
* Proven contributions to Strategic planning activities
* Demonstrated ability to provide direction, lead programs, and secure funding
* Ability to obtain a Q-clearance which usually requires US citizenship Education/Experience:
Position requires a Master's degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Desired Qualifications: * Experience in synthetic organic and bio-organic chemistry * Experience in site-specific stable isotope labeling
* Experience in modern automated synthetic flow-based chemistries and solid phase methods * Experience in all modern analytical methods including NMR and MS
* Background in biological materials with a focus on natural product synthesis and synthetic method development
* Knowledge of physical organic chemistry and forensics techniques
* Active Q clearance
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM. COVID Vaccine: The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires. Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year. Note to Applicants: In addition to applying online on the LANL jobs site, qualified candidates can email a copy of your CV and cover letter, and any questions to Jurgen Schmidt () and Bob Williams ()
Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes: § PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network § Dental and vision insurance § Free basic life and disability insurance § Paid childbirth and parental leave § Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) § Learning opportunities and tuition assistance § Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays) § Onsite gyms and wellness programs § Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A. Clearance: Q/SCI(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances. *Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information. 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. Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status. Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 or call
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