NMC CAREERS

NMC CAREERS

Career Opportunities

TECHNICAL & RESEARCH POSITIONS

Director Algal Research

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a Director Algal Research to join the team of Prosel Biosciences in in Santa Fe, NM.

Desired Experience and Capabilities:

  • Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience in bacteriology, molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry
  • Experience working with microalgae
  • Demonstration of excellence in scientific productivity through peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals as lead contributor
  • Demonstration of innovative science productivity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstration of excellence in directing collaborative research efforts and teams
  • Demonstration of capability to work well collaboratively and to transition efficiently to new and emerging projects

The successful candidate will carry out on bench laboratory research and work with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) to establish standard operating protocols, quarterly milestones and timelines. He or She will provide effective leadership for technicians and maintain rigorous lab notebooks, electronic data files, biological repositories of plasmids, strains, DNA, etc.

We encourage the candidate to contribute to new patents or a continuation in practice (CIP) as a co-inventor as well as co-author scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

This is a full-time position with full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability and more. The salary depends on experience.

NMC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 research organization. For info, see https://newmexicoconsortium.org/about-nmc/

Please apply using our online application or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

Please send a CV, cover letter and name and contact info for three references.

New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer.

Posted 8/25/21

Research Technician

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a Research Technician to join the team of Prosel Biosciences in Santa Fe, NM.

Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • BS or MS degree in molecular biology or biochemistry
  • Laboratory experience in sterile technique/microbiology
  • Laboratory experience in molecular (gene) cloning; PCR; isolation of DNA, RNA and proteins; bioinformatics; molecular hybridizations and bacterial transformations.
  • Work experience in a collaborative research environment

The successful candidate will work with the Senior Research advisor to carry out directed and independent research and maintain rigorous lab notebooks and electronic files. Occasionally work on weekends will be required. He or she will have strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.

This is a full-time position with full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability and more.

Please apply using our online application or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

Please send a CV, cover letter and name and contact info for three references.

New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer.

Posted 8/25/21

Lab Technician
Location: Santa Fe

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a lab technician with experience in molecular biology and microbiology to join our team in Santa Fe, NM.

Desired experience and capabilities:

  • Regular laboratory work including: preparing buffers, culture media, culturing microbes on appropriate media with appropriate antibiotics
  • Molecular biology experiments such as PCR, qPCR, agarose gel preparation and electrophoresis, DNA/plasmid miniprep and quantification using Nano-drop, DNA and RNA extraction from microbes and mammalian cells, DNA/RNA quantification and expression test, vector constructions, cloning candidate genes designing primers for PCR, Northern, Southern and Western blot
  • DNA preparation for sequencing and sequence analyses
  • Organizing and managing lab chemicals and reagents following the lab safety procedures
  • Ability to prepare SOPs, technical reports, summaries and data analyses every week

Job requirements:

  • Master degree in molecular biology, microbiology or related fields and at least two years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in work with yeast is a plus.

The successful candidates will have strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.

This is a full-time position with full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability and more.

Please apply using our online application or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer.

Posted 6/21/21

Research Scientist

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is seeking a Research Scientist with extensive experience in molecular biology and microbiology to join our team.

Desired experience and capabilities:

  • PhD in molecular biology, microbiology or relevant fields.
  • Strong experience in molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology including work with yeast, RNAi approaches
  • An expertise in RNA-related techniques
  • Prior experience in yeast strain engineering
  • Knowledge of molecular biology and microbiology techniques including PCR, qPCR, agarose gel preparation and electrophoresis, DNA/RNA quantification and expression test, vector constructions, cloning candidate genes designing primers for PCR, Northern, Southern and Western blot, ELISA etc

The successful candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills, good publication records, and an ability to work effectively within a focus on timely reaching the research goals.

Responsibilities include design, performance and critical analyses of experiments, writing of reports, generation and improvements of protocols for work with microorganisms and purification of extracellular vesicles.

Please apply using our online application or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer.

Posted 6/21/21

Space Weather/Data Science Post-doctoral Research Associate

The New Mexico Consortium (www.newmexicoconsortium.org) has an immediate opening for a space weather / data science post-doctoral research associate for the award-winning Aurorasaurus citizen science project (www.aurorasaurus.org). Duties will include analysis of space weather data (specifically related to the prediction of aurora during storm and substorm times), and associated crowd-sourced observations of aurora. The post-doc’s objective will be to further develop a nowcast model of the aurora that incorporates ground-truth human observations. A secondary objective will be using citizen science observations to further understanding of the newly recognized STEVE phenomenon (relevant references can be found at http://bit.ly/MacDonaldGoogleScholar). Robust programming experience, initiative, and a strong history of publications are required. Experience and enthusiasm with mobile technologies, social media and web design are appreciated. A Ph.D. is preferred but exceptional candidates at other levels will be considered. We are committed to increasing equity in STEM fields and share a vision that public participation helps drive innovation and diversity in science, society, and education.

This is a one year, full-time project with an option for a one year extension contingent on performance. Applications will be reviewed as soon as received and the position will be open until filled. The position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, though team members are located in WA and NM; remote work will be considered. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Liz MacDonald (e.a.macdonald@nasa.gov) with any questions.

From: Drs. Liz MacDonald (e.a.macdonald@nasa.gov), Matthew Heavner (matt.heavner@gmail.com)

New Mexico Consortium is an independent nonprofit Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Vet/Dis, E-verify employer. Please apply using our online application or by mail to NMC, 4200 W. Jemez Road, #301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Include a resume, cover letter, code sample, and 3 recommendation letters. Aurorasaurus is an interdisciplinary innovative project funded by NSF and NASA. We collaborate with multidisciplinary groups such as the Assimilative Mapping of Geospace Observations (AMGeO) project to improve public nowcasting of aurora with social media and volunteer contributions.

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Posted 9/4/21

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF POSITIONS

None at this time.