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. Paper and online applications will be given the same consideration. For more information, contact The New Mexico Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Technical and Research Staff Positions

Administrative Positions

Service Positions

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Technical and Research Staff Positions 


Biological Safety Technologist


The New Mexico Consortium seeks a Biological Safety Technologist.This is a Regular full-time position, non-exempt from the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The work will be performed onsite at New Mexico Consortium.

The position has three primary job duties: 1) Mentor interns/volunteers - responsible for providing hands-on training to students and volunteers that want to work with NMC researchers; 2) Safety Officer - responsible for creating, maintaining and improving safety in the workplace; 3) Research Technologist – responsible for performing microbiology research projects. This position is also responsible for compliance with federal, state, sponsor-imposed safety and other requirements and regulations that apply to the biolab operations.   

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or comparable work experience in microbiology, biology, or related field 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Biosafety officer experience
  • Plant biology experience
  • Teaching experience
Start ASAP, salary competitive, full benefits.
Please apply online at OR mail to 4200 West Jemez Road, Suite 301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Please include a resume.
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Posted 2/13/17

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The successful candidate will join us on an exciting, USDA-funded project of using computational biology to study the interaction of antimicrobial peptides with lipid membranes, predict protein-protein interactions and to design therapeutic proteins, peptides with antimicrobial activity or with other desired features. The candidate will work closely with a team of researchers to successfully design and characterize antimicrobial peptides, protein chimeras as well as to predict protein-protein interactions and to design drugs inhibiting such interactions.
  • A Ph.D. degree in Computational Biology, Biochemistry or related field completed within the last 5 years
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently, creatively or as a part of a team
  • A strong background in computational biology and bioinformatics
Required Skills
  • Experience with computational protein design by Rosetta, AMBER, CHARMM for MD simulation or other methods
  • Experience with computational methods to study the interaction of antimicrobial peptides with lipid membranes or to predict protein-protein interactions
  • Experience with protein biochemistry
This is a full-time appointment for 2 years with expected starting date no later than March 1, 2017. NMC offers a competitive salary with full benefits.
Apply online at or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Attach your CV and a cover letter that highlights your unique skills and experiences and explains your interest in the position.
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Posted 1/10/17



Researcher, Post-doc and Student Positions at NMC's Ultra Scale Systems Research Center (USRC)


The NMC Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC) is a collaboration between the NMC and LANL to engage universities and industry nationally in support of exascale computing research.  USRC invites applications for student, post-doc and faculty positions in Exascale Systems Research:

  • Computer Science and Engineering students who have completed their coursework and want to work on a thesis or dissertation topic
  • Faculty sabbaticals
  • Postdocs
  • Industry researchers
Applicants should have a strong interest in investigating the issues involved with scaling to millions of nodes and billion way parallelism, reliability, I/O and storage at these extreme scales.
All positions will be limited-term appointments (6 to 9 months or more). USRC will coordinate with students' academic advisors on an agreed upon topic and keep them advised of the students progress.  USRC currently focuses on:
  • OS/systems/network software stacks
  • Scalable and Reliable Runtimes and Middleware
  • IO/Storage, parallel file systems
  • Data Intensive Supercomputing (DISC)
  • Cyber Security

Apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter; or mail or deliver resume to NMC's administrative offices.
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Administrative Positions

Bio-lab Compliance Administrator

New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Bio-lab Compliance Administrator (CA) is responsible for compliance of  Bio-lab operations with outside regulatory requirements, terms and conditions of research sponsors, and internal policies. CA initiates, develops, implements, maintains, and revises policies and procedures  and periodically reviews safety and other standards of laboratory operations to ensure their relevance; procures and manages chemicals, biomaterials, and equipment. NMC is looking for a proactive, solution-oriented, flexible individual who is knowledgeable of laboratory research administration and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize and work independently in a fast-paced environment is crucial. The job is in Los Alamos, NM. Will train the right candidate.

Please apply online at or mail cover letter and resume to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Rd, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.


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Posted 3/21/17

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.
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 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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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