Computational Biologist

Employer
USGS Western Fisheries Research Center
Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
Starting at $67,816 (GS11) or $81,283 (GS12) depending upon qualifications + comprehensive benefits.
Posted
July 15 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.

Computational Biologist

The USGS Immunomodulation team is seeking a highly skilled scientist to lead efforts assessing the effect(s) of environmental stressors on fish and wildlife health. The successful candidate will lead bioinformatic approaches designed to address changes in the host transcriptome, epigenome and microbiome during microbial infection and responses to various stressors.

The candidate will play a key role within a highly interactive, multi-institutional research team and program that are dedicated to the health of fish and wildlife. Candidates will have experience with genetic analysis software and fluency with programming and script languages such as R, JavaScript and/or Python. A master’s degree with post graduate experience or doctoral degree in computational biology, biostatistics and/or other major disciplines within the biological sciences (e.g. Biology, Microbiology etc) are required. 

Interested scientists will need to apply through USAjobs (see announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539476400). 

This is a federal TERM appointment that can be renewed up to 4 years. The application opening date is July 22, 2019 and will close when 40 applications have been received. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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