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Postdoctoral Scholar
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, United States

Job Title

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Description

Postdoctoral Scholar - 88805 Organization: MB-Molecular Biophys & Integ Bio

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division ( has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. In this role, you will conduct computational research in the area of the analysis of time-resolved imaging data. You will apply machine learning tools in combination with classic mathematical approaches to process time-resolved biological imaging data obtained using techniques such as electron microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, or related modalities. This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of (bio)physicists, applied mathematicians and computer scientists.

What You Will Do: • Develop theory and algorithms required for the analyses of time-resolved imaging data • Apply developed theory for the analyses of experimental data on selected model systems • Deploy computational strategies in a high-performance computing environment • Implement, benchmark and document developed numerical techniques • Keep accurate and detailed notes • Summarize results in reports and papers submitted for publication • Present results at scientific meetings

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes: • This is a full time, 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes. • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. • 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 primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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What is Required: • PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or a related field • Extensive experience with algorithm development and numerical methods for the analyses of experimental data • Programming experience in Python/C++ • Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present findings at group meetings and conferences and publish results • Strong organizational and record keeping skills • Ability to interact with a variety of technical and scientific personnel including Research Associates, Scientists and Software Engineers

Additional Desired Qualifications: • Basic skills and understanding of linear algebra and optimization techniques • Basic experience in parallel programming such as MPI, OpenMP, and CUDA • Familiarity with software versioning systems • Experience in data analysis in the life sciences

About the Company

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, commonly referred to as Berkeley Lab, is a United States national laboratory that conducts scientific research on behalf of the United States Department of Energy.

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