The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) is accepting applications for a one-year CBFO appointment (with possibility of extension) in the field of environmental microbiology. This appointment will be located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (university institute).

Typical laboratory activities will include a wide variety of microbial characterization and analytical techniques (e.g., PCR, ion chromatography, cell counting techniques, microscopy, anaerobic methods, cell plating, and sample preparations for gene sequencing). Strong mentorship will be provided with the goal of developing research skills that contribute to publishable scientific results and prepare the CBFO Fellow for advanced studies.

The ideal candidate will have a BS or higher in microbiology, biology, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accredited U.S. institution and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills. Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and be available for a full-time commitment starting in June/July 2014. Stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Allowances for round-trip travel to site may also be provided.

Eligible candidates must apply by midnight (EDT) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. For more information, e-mail [email protected].