Bioinformatics Data Analytics Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Listed in job posting.
November 08 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Bioinformatics & Data Analytics Scientist 2/3

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Biosecurity and Public Health group at LANL is seeking a specialist in Bioinformatics and Data Analytics to support and develop programmatic and R&D efforts in the Bioscience (B) Division. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects involving topics such as biosecurity, public health, biosurveillance, bioenergy and environmental microbiology. This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level. Join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.

R&D Scientist 2 ($87,800 - $144,800)

R&D Scientist 3 ($96,600 - $161,300)

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  • A Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in science from an accredited college or university; Ph.D. in Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics/Computational Biology preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics and data science
  • Demonstrated experience in metagenomics
  • Proven knowledge of differences in next-generation sequencing technologies and implications for biological interpretation
  • Demonstrated skills in software/web development
  • Broad knowledge of genomics, infectious disease biology and epidemiology

Additional Requirements for level 3 Scientist:

  • A Ph.D in Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
  • Proven ability to write grants and secure funding in the areas of bioinformatics/data science/epidemiological modeling/health analytics
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the research, design, testing, analysis, verification and validation of cross-disciplinary or highly and/or narrowly specialized, novel scientific and technological solutions in support of R&D initiatives
  • Established record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the development of technical products such as journal papers, reports, presentations and concept papers
  • Skills in developing intellectual property leading to publications, copyrights and/or patents

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