Career Opportunities

Applicants may use the following online application for employment to apply for all positions, or mail or deliver resumes to NMC's administrative offices at: Attn: Human Resources, 999 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544. Paper and online applications will be given the same consideration. If you have questions or require additional information, contact HR at hr@newmexicoconsortium.org. The New Mexico Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Technical and Research Staff Positions

 

Lab Research Technician - DOE Project

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a Lab Research Technician to join a team of scientists at the NMC and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to advance a DOE-funded project focused on enhancing productivity and stability of algal cultures through the development of microbial consortia. This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary and benefits (health, dental, life, disability and retirement plan). The minimum qualifications for this position include a B.S. in biology or other relevant discipline, as well as the following KSAs:
 
Knowledge of: biology, physiology, or ecology; sterile technique; standard laboratory equipment and practices; and methods of data collection and analyses.
Ability to: conduct collaborative research; complete tasks timely and efficiently; establish and maintain strong working relationships with others; and utilize problem-solving techniques.
Skills to: plan and coordinate work assignments; collect, record and analyze data; communicate effectively; maintain records; write technical reports; and understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
 
To apply, please fill out an online application and upload a cover letter, CV, and list of three references in a single PDF file at: http://newmexicoconsortium.org/home/jobs. Documents can also be mailed to the NMC at 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Alina Corcoran at acorcoran@newmexicoconsortium.org.  Priority will be given to applications submitted by October 18th, 2018.
 
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Posted 10/1/18
 

Laboratory Technician 1

New Mexico Consortium (newmexicoconsortium.org) has immediate openings for four Research Technicians with expertise in either molecular biology, bioinformatics, gene editing, and/or microbiology. Ideal candidates should have a BS or MSc in related fields and previous work experience. This job requires creative and critical thinking, the ability to work independently and availability to work long days to meet deadlines.
 
NMC’s Biological Research Laboratory is located at 100 Entrada Dr., Los Alamos, NM. For a description of the research project, see: https://www.pebblelabs.com.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Benefits include a 403(b) retirement plan, health, dental, life, disability and supplemental insurance, and paid time off.
 
Applicants should provide a resume including education, training, employment experience, research expertise, publications, awards, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three relevant references.
 
Apply online by filling out our online application and attach a CV and a cover letter.
 
Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018.
 
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Laboratory Technician 2

Entomology Focused Solutions & Molecular Biology Techniques


Company: New Mexico Consortium
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Compensation: $50 - $75K Base (Overtime eligible) + Bonus/Incentive
 
About this opportunity:  The Laboratory Technician would work on projects for the sponsor, Pebble Labs. Pebble Labs is dedicated to using science to target harmful pathogens within nature to lessen the need for chemical toxins in our environment. This is an opportunity to be on the leading edge of creating solutions for mosquito-borne diseases. Learn more about how Pebble Labs is researching ways to control vector-borne disease on their website: pebblelabs.com
  • Innovative Technology - Using the latest Transbiotics gene-silencing technology
  • Environmental Leadership - Lowering the environmental load of chemical toxins on our planet is good stewardship.  If you have a passion for the environment, then this group is for you as their goal is to create a better quality of life and healthier planet
  • Growth Opportunities - As this group continues to grow, so will your role and scope of challenges you learn to take on
Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of laboratory research in an academic or corporate setting
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Master's degree in microbiology is preferred
  • Strong understanding of entomology experience in rearing and dissecting mosquitoes is desirable
  • Communication Impact - strong written and verbal communication skills with project teams
  • Collaboration - team player who can work in a high activity, fast-paced environment
  • Quality and Procedures - Responsible for understanding experimental procedures of work being performed at a high quality to assure the accuracy and quality of test results
Apply using our online application form or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
 
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Associate Research Scientist

New Mexico Consortium (newmexicoconsortium.org) has immediate opening for a Research Scientist with expertise in either virology/viral delivery, bioinformatics, cell biology, and/or parasitology. Candidates with multiple competencies are preferred but it is not a prerequisite. Ideal candidates should have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in related fields as well as an excellent publication record. This job requires creative and critical thinking, ambition to excel, the ability to work independently, and availability to work long days to meet deadlines. Starting salaries range from $75,000-$90,000/yr depending on experience and productivity.
 
NMC’s Biological Research Laboratory is located at 100 Entrada Dr., Los Alamos, NM. For a description of research projects, see: https://www.pebblelabs.com/.  This is a full-time, exempt position. Benefits include a competitive remuneration, a 403(b) retirement plan, health, dental, life, disability and supplemental insurance, and paid time off.
 
Applicants should provide a resume including education, training, employment experience, research expertise, publications, awards, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three relevant references.
 
Apply online by filling out our online application and attach a CV and a cover letter.
 
Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018.
 
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Posted 7/01/18
 

Administrative Positions

None at this time.
 

Service Positions

 

Microalgal Biotechnology Research Service Position

The NMC is offering an opportunity for an interested candidate to participate in exploratory research at the NMC Biological Laboratory. This is a part-time unpaid service position, with a minimum level of effort of 10 hrs/week.Our plant biology initiative performs basic research with impacts on sustainable energy production through biofuels, food security and climate induced ecological change. This is a valuable opportunity for a graduate student, retired scientist, or scientist re-entering the workforce to help advance original research, participate in the scientific publication process, hone laboratory skills and collaborate with other researchers at the NMC.

Responsibilities:

The research will involve PCR screening of transgenic algae. Duties will include:

  • Development of trait-specific bioassays
  • Evaluating gene regulation
  • Developing plasmid constructs
  • Help design and conduct scientific experimental protocols
  • Provide rigorous data assessment and result reports
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in microbiology, molecular biology or comparable discipline
  • Competence in molecular biology techniques
  • Experience working under sterile laboratory conditions
Application Procedure:

Apply online at by filling out our online application and attach a resume and cover letter; or mail or deliver resume to NMC's administrative offices.

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NMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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