National Renewable Energy Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher – Biochemistry/Enzyme Engineering in Golden, Colorado
Postdoctoral Researcher – Biochemistry/Enzyme Engineering
CO - Golden
Postdoc (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Annual Salary Range: $68,000 - $112,200
Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The BioSciences Center at NREL has an opening for a full time Biochemistry Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong emphasis on enzyme engineering. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal.
The successful candidate will focus on the characterization and engineering of enzymes using a combination of rational design and directed evolution to improve metabolic pathways in vivo and in vitro for the production of biochemicals and novel biomaterials. The successful candidate will be able to work independently in a large collaborative team. The candidate will also prepare manuscripts and reports on research progress, present results at national meetings, and assist with project directions. To meet these requirements the candidate must possess strong organizational skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years. A recent PhD. in Biochemistry, biophysics or a closely related field and demonstrated experience in enzyme engineering and evolution are strongly preferred.
Additional Required Qualifications
Knowledge of computational techniques for enzyme engineering.
Knowledge in structural biology
Knowledge of biophysical techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: Structure-guided enzyme engineering and evolution.
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; and paid holidays. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement.
* Based on eligibility rules
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