U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Post Doctorate RA - Bioinformatics

Job Description

Exciting postdoctoral position at the cutting edge of computational sciences and biological problems with huge potential impact on human health and the environment.

This postdoc position is for the computational development of algorithms for proteomics. Two example projects are available: synthetic communities for biofuel research, and cancer proteomics. The research involves both algorithm design and implementation to solve the cutting edge problems mass spectrometry data analysis and integration. Projects involve proteomic mass spectrometry data, next generation sequencing data, and potentially other ‘omic data types (e.g. metabolomics). The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with bioinformatics, algorithm development and software engineering, and a practical working knowledge of proteomics data analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. The successful candidate is expected to assist and lead the preparation and presentation of papers, posters, reports, etc.

Placement level will be dependent upon management''s assessment of the selected candidate''s skills, experience, and ability to contribute.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years from an accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Qualifications

Background in computer science, bioinformatics, or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting directed computational research, having a working knowledge of relevant literature, providing feedback and suggestions as to the direction of the research and presenting their research in both written and oral formats. Effective communication in written and spoken English is required. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. The results of the successful candidate''s work will be used to generate peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national conferences, and new research proposals. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Job ID: 303207

Directorate: Fundamental & Computational Sciences

Group: Omic Training Coordination

 

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