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STAFF SCIENTIST 1, Microbial Bioinformatics

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, BETHESDA, MARYLAND


POSITION INFORMATION:

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) of National Library of Medicine (NLM) is recruiting for a Staff Scientist 1 to join the Computational Biology Branch of the NLM (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/jianglab) . NLM is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is looking for an outstanding candidate to work on applying computational tools to challenging problems in large-scale microbial genomic analysis. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • managing and overseeing tasks and tracking the progress of the computational projects in the laboratory;
  • participating in ongoing projects by developing, implementing, revising, and documenting computational tools;
  • designing, developing, and deploying robust computational algorithms for the analysis of microbial genomics data to generate novel hypotheses or insights;
  • leading projects on topics including, but not limited to, deep learning for novel protein family classification, constructing probabilistic models for co-occurrence analysis based on interaction networks, and knowledge-based functional annotations of biosynthesis pathways; and
  • providing training and guidance to junior team members.

 
QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY:

The ideal candidate may or may not be a United States citizen and must have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience.

We are looking for an individual with:

  • a proven track record in this area as reflected in recent or pending publications;
  • a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbiology, virology, biostatistics, or a related discipline with intensive training/experience in bioinformatics;
  • a track record of outstanding research in microbial genomics that demonstrates expert knowledge in genomics, virology, and bioinformatics; 
  • expertise in algorithmic implementation, statistical programming, and data manipulation using, e.g., R/Bioconductor, bash, Python, and a wide range of contemporary, open-source bioinformatics tools and database structures;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by presentations and publications as well as the ability to be highly organized and capable of working on a variety of projects; and
  • a demonstrated experience in staff training and mentoring and outstanding communication and time management skills.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits, including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc., is available.

The successful candidate will serve on a non-competitive appointment in the excepted service. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested individuals should send a copy of their CV and Bibliography with names of three references. Include a cover letter detailing research interests and a brief summary of previous research projects. Send all information to ncbijobs@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Please include the Job Announcement number, NLM 3670-2022, in your cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2022