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Senior Computational Biosystems Modeler

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Dover
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist with expertise in Systems Biology and Machine Learning, who will join a talented, multi-investigator team to lead projects involving **environmental microbial communities, metabolic modeling, and machine learning for multi-omics data integration and analysis.** Additional applications will likely include molecular design, biomolecular function determination, and advanced 'omics data interpretation. Research will be in areas such as impact of soil microbiome on crops and carbon cycling; engineering microorganisms and microbial populations for applications like renewable bioenergy; and mechanistic studies supporting human health research.


Responsibilities include supporting activities such as:

+ Intellectual leadership through development of research proposals and providing guidance on the state-of-the-art approaches, all while considering necessary future directions that keep PNNL a leader in these fields long term

+ Developing external funding to expend the breadth of scientific reach at PNNL, which includes being the PI and task lead on proposals, overseeing and writing publications, and generally delivering scientific advances that elevate PNNL's reputation in microbiome studies and multi-omics data analysis

+ Engaging with sponsors to produce successful projects, peer-reviewed papers, technical presentations, and otehr technical artifacts

+ Training and mentoring early and mid-career researchers and working collaboratively with researchers across PNNL and other institutes around the world


Minimum Qualifications:

+ BS/BA with 5 years of experience

+ MS/MA with 3 years of experience

+ PhD with 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

+ PhD in computational aspects of biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related field with 1+ years of research experience.

+ Demonstrated success in training scientists/students in systems biology of microbiomes and machine learning

+ Work history of leading interdisciplinary teams to develop and execute small to major research projects.

+ Recognized scientific creativity and leadership.

+ Broad understanding of the state of microbiome analyses, machine learning and AI, and biomolecular function prediction using computational methods.

+ Experience designing and implementing novel modeling and/or analysis frameworks for microbiome applications.

+ Strong verbal and written communications skills.

+ Experience participating in multidisciplinary scientific teams.

+ Experience coding in Python and/or R.

+ Experience with DOE's KBase framework, metagenome analysis, and flux-balance analysis modeling.

+ Experience using HPCs and cloud computing resources.

**Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment**

No hazardous working conditions / environment are anticipated for this position.

**Additional Information**

Not Applicable.

**Testing Designated Position**

This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP)

**About PNNL**

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or -3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

**Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity**

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov.

**Drug Free Workplace**

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

**Mandatory Requirements**

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Keywords: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Wilmington , Senior Computational Biosystems Modeler, Other , Dover, Delaware

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