Sr. Biological Scientist-Idaho National Laboratory

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Sr. Biological Scientist-Idaho National Laboratory

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Home Org: Biological Sciences
Work Location: IRC (Town)
Recruiter: Michael Williams

Position Description: Senior Level Scientist

As a senior level scientist within the Biological Sciences Department, the selected individual will be expected to independently identify new biotechnology research opportunities, direct technical teams to respond to those opportunities, generate proposals, and secure funding for the conduct of that research. This person will identify and develop program areas and establish research plans and experimental design for several research projects/programs pertaining to energy and water sustainability. This person will be responsible for the direction, oversight, and mentoring of junior and mid-level scientific staff, and will provide assistance and guidance to other Principal Investigators. The individual will assimilate and interpret laboratory data. The individual will serve as a technical resource to others and a liaison to other Departments and external collaborators. The individual will serve as a major or sole contributor to the generation of reports, publications, and proposals. The individual will represent the Department to sponsors and peers through programmatic and technical presentations, and will provide a lead role in Departmental business planning and marketing efforts. In addition, this individual will be responsible for leading the efforts to build and sustain new capabilities in systems microbiology associated with a new scientific thrust area within the laboratory. This will require directing research such that these capabilities are enhanced as well as by serving as an advisor to mid-level management regarding investment planning and strategic decisions.
Ph.D and 11 Years of experience required. The applicant must have a reputation for world-class research in microbial physiology and/or biochemistry of prokaryotic metabolic pathways, and must be currently active in bacterial systems microbiology research. The applicant must have a very strong familiarity with the modern research and analytical tools associated with these areas (e.g., HPLC, LC/MS, Capillary Electrophoresis, etc.), and have an established track record with preparing, and winning, peer-reviewed proposals from a variety of funding agencies. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to successfully lead diverse research teams, and have an extensive network of collaborators and partners.

Idaho National Laboratory is one of the Department of Energys 10 multiprogram national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE energy, national security, environment and science. The lab and its more than 3,300 scientists, engineers and support employees build on the potential and promise of the theoretical for the benefit of the real world
Geographically, Idaho National Laboratory is the largest Department of Energy laboratory. Its nearly 890-square-mile site also serves as a national environmental research park. INL in southeastern Idaho on the high-desert sagebrush steppe of the Snake River Plain is located at the center of some of the worlds best-known recreational and resort areas, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Sun Valley, the Sawtooth Mountains, Jackson Hole and the central Idaho wilderness.

Interested candidates may submit CV online at:, Job Posting # 002263.