Biomedical Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Nature and Scope of Job

Under close supervision and guidance will serve as a Biomedical Researcher within the Human Health Sciences Group of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. Will provide technical support in scientific instrument operation, sample preparation, analysis, experimental design & execution and data collection for pharmacology and toxicology applications including studies on the metabolism and disposition of drugs and toxicants using various analytical and biochemical techniques. The candidate will be expected to work independently on defined research projects within a team of scientists from the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. Position reports to a Principle Investigator.

This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Follow well-defined standard laboratory protocols, perform metabolism and pharmacokinetic studies of drugs and toxicants using in vitro and in vivo techniques.
- Perform technical laboratory procedures, where attention to detail, effective troubleshooting skills and good judgment are required.
- Perform experiments requiring small animal handling.
- Work with radiolabeled material and operate a variety of laboratory equipment used in drug/metabolite analysis.
- Participate in laboratory group meetings and provide solutions to problems of limited complexity.
- Maintain an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook and maintain complete records of experiments
- Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work area; perform daily maintenance, clean up, and workspace organization within assigned work areas.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Analyze current process procedures and provide moderately complex feedback for the optimization and improvement of workflow.
- Perform quality control and maintenance of laboratory equipment and robotics.
- Provide occasional training on laboratory procedures to other employees.

- Bachelors degree in Toxicology, Biology, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Fundamental knowledge of biology techniques and procedures and/or drug/toxin metabolic pathways
- Fundamental knowledge, experience and skills in Ultra/High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
- Ability to use scientific instruments and operate standard equipment in routine assignments.
- Ability to follow directions and standard written laboratory protocols.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills sufficient to troubleshoot discrepancies in data results and make routine recommendations.
- Basic computer skills, including experience with standard software and database programs such Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a diverse, team environment.
- Detail-oriented with strong organization and record-keeping skills.
- Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks while working with a large number of samples per day and ability to work weekends and may include overtime.

In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Masters degree in Toxicology, Biology, Biochemistry or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Laboratory experience in biochemistry procedures including and in vitro cellular assays.
- Familiarity with automatic high-throughput instrumentation (i.e. HPLC, LC/MS).

Desired Qualifications
- Experience working with acutely hazardous chemicals

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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