Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Computational Systems Biology Postdoctoral Researcher

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 105930
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: August 01 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to conduct research in the areas of computational systems biology. This position is in the Biochemical and Biophysical Systems group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.
Essential Duties
- Conduct research in whole-cell modeling collaboration with other researchers.
- Develop new computational tools for high performance computing studies.
- Organize, analyze and present data from research.
- Develop models and transition existing models to a new network.
- Develop spatially multiscale dynamic reaction and transport models of biophysical systems.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment and other national laboratories and industry to accomplish research goals. 
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Recent PhD in computer science, bioengineering, physics, mathematics or related field.
- Experience with system-level modeling methods: Stochastic simulation algorithm (SSA), Ordinary differential equations (ODE), and Flux Balance Analysis (FBA).
- Understanding of the concepts of systems biology and/or whole cell modeling.
- Experience in mathematical modeling of cellular phenomena.
- Experience with programming language skills, including C, C++, and Python, and Matlab.
- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.
Desired Qualifications 
- Familiarity with computer language design, and parallel programming, including MPI, OpenMP, and Charm++.
- Understanding the concept of optimistic parallel discrete event simulation.
- Familiarity with relevant tools like COBRA, COPASI, Vcell, etc.

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: None required. 


However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

Note:   This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

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 applying cutting-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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.