Lab Postdoctoral Researcher: Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Posted 4 weeks ago

Location: Los Alamos, NM

Compensation: $60K – $70K Base including a bonus/incentives and full benefits


About this opportunity:

Pebble Labs is a cutting-edge biotechnology company dedicated to using science to improve human condition, by developing novel strategies to address real life problems in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner. We are rapidly growing and are looking for enthusiastic and driven contributors to join a multicultural and diverse scientific team.

In this role you will have the opportunity to join an early stage, highly funded biotechnology research company. You’ll join a fast paced multidisciplinary team developing quorum sensing biosensors using molecular biology, biochemical and rationale design approaches.

Pebble Labs is located in the scientific hub of Los Alamos, New Mexico and draws upon the synergy of one of the top laboratories in the United States. Neighboring Santa Fé and Taos communities with its diverse cultural, artistic and music scene, together with outdoors activities including skiing, hiking and fishing in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez ranges, offer a unique living and family friendly environment.

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What is required in this role:

  • PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, biology or a related field with a strong publication record
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to develop new approaches
  • Strong expertise with protein design, protein expression, and protein purification methods
  • Hands-on experience with protocol development for protein purification (FPLC / HPLC) and basic spectroscopic techniques.
  • Communication impact – strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaboration – team player who thrives in a collaborative, high activity environment
  • Molecular biology skills including nucleic acid isolation and purification, PCR, qPCR, and molecular cloning techniques
  • Ability to work independently with tight deadlines and in a multi-disciplinary team supervised by a senior scientist

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience with FRET-based approaches.
  • Hands-on experience in design and purification of fluorescently labeled proteins – chemically labeled or genetically engineered
  • Experience with protein ligand binding or protein folding studies, including mathematical modeling and analysis of experimental data

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