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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Emeryville, CA, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Emeryville, California, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Research or Sr Research Associate (Metabolomics Analysis) - 96202

Division: BE-Biological Systems & Eng


Berkeley Lab’s Biological Systems & Engineering Division (BSE) is looking for a highly motivated, well-organized, and technically proficient Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to join a multidisciplinary team of analytical chemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, chemical engineers, and chemists at the Joint BioEnergy Institute ( and the Agile BioFoundry ( 


In this exciting role, you will assist in the implementation of analytical protocols required for metabolomics experiments. Duties will include semi-routine bench-scale analytical chemistry assays, sample preparation and data analysis. You will support metabolic engineering experiments with the use of metabolite analysis, sample preparation, cell culturing, and molecular biology techniques. 


What You Will Do: 

  • Support bioanalytical research with biological sample analysis (metabolite, carbohydrate, lipid, or fuel related products, etc.) via mass spectrometry-based analytical methodologies.
  • Provide data analysis via various analysis platforms (e.g., Agilent Technologies Mass Hunter Qual and Quant, Profinder, etc.) and assistance with cross-cutting technologies across JBEI related projects.
  • Contribute to metabolomics methods development efforts.
  • Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of analytical instrumentation.
  • Assist in metabolic engineering experiments with the use of metabolite sample preparation, cell culturing, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Assist in efforts to track sample movement in cross-divisional collaborations at JBEI.


What is Required:

  • A minimum of 1 year of hands-on experience with biological sample preparation (e.g., metabolic quenching and metabolite extraction techniques).
  • Understanding of Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry concepts.
  • Understanding of Analytical techniques (e.g., HPLC-UV/vis, LC-MS, GC-MS, GC-FID).
  • Good analytical skills including the ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, multitask, and understand operating procedures.
  • Proficient computer skills for documentation and basic analysis.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to maintain detailed and accurate laboratory documents, reports, and operating procedures.


What We Prefer:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or a related field.
  • Understanding of Microbial Metabolism and Physiology.
  • Hands-on experience with cell culturing and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with automation via liquid handling robots.


For full consideration, please apply by September 13, 2022 with the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.


  • This is a full time career appointment. 
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be performed onsite at the Emery Station Operations Center — 5885 Hollis Street Emeryville, CA.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


The Biological Systems & Engineering Division’s ( vision is to lead efforts that combine the power of biology with the tools of engineering to develop sustainable energy and manufacturing solutions to improve human health.


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 65443989
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Emeryville, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Position Title: Research or Sr Research Associate (Metabolomics Analysis)
  • Job Function: Res. & Dev. Scientist

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