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 hr@newmexicoconsortium.org. The New Mexico Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Technical and Research Staff Positions


Research Laboratory Technician on Plant Transformation

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) in Los Alamos, NM, is non-profit corporation formed by the three New Mexico research universities in order to facilitate research in the state of New Mexico, and specifically to increase research collaborations between universities, industry and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The NMC provides agile and accountable operations to execute joint initiatives in science, education and economic development.
 
Position Summary: The Research Laboratory Technician will become a part of plant transformation group that works on developing transgenics using novel disease resistance genes.  The individual will be responsible for developing and executing methodologies for grapevine tissue culture, transformation and cultivation activities. The position is immediately available. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and perform tissue culture, transformation, and cultivation methodologies for development of novel diseases resistant grapevine cultivars.
  • Design and execute experiments to improve efficiencies in the transformation of targeted grapevine cultivars.
  • Troubleshoot and develop effective solutions when problems arise.
  • Track tasks, milestones, and timelines.
  • Maintain detailed and organized records of project data and materials.
  • Contribute to scientific discussions and present research outcomes to peers and management.
  • Coordinate pipeline operations and train new employees.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with plant tissue culture and transformation, especially on grapevine.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a plant transformation team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, collaborators, and management.
  • Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills.
  • High ethical standards and trustworthiness.

Education and Experience: M.Sc. or B.Sc. with 2-4 years of laboratory experience in grapevine tissue culture and/or transformation.

Compensation: The salary will be $40,000~50,000 commensurate with experience and expertise. Benefits include a relocation allowance, group health, dental, life and disability and a retirement plan.
 
Both nominations and applications are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. Individuals wishing to apply should send their CVs and contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation to Dr. Shujian Zhang at szhang@newmexicoconsortium.org. Phone: (505)-257-3695
 
Please complete our online application at  http://newmexicoconsortium.org/about/application and attach a CV.
 
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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 at http://newmexicoconsortium.org/home/jobs and attach a CV and a cover letter.
 
Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018.
 
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Posted 12/08/17
 

Research Laboratory Technician

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, 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 at http://newmexicoconsortium.org/home/jobs and attach a CV and a cover letter.
 
Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018.
 
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Administrative Positions

 

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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 http://newmexicoconsortium.org/about/application and attach a resume and cover letter; or mail or deliver resume to NMC's administrative offices.

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