Berkeley Lab's Joint Genome Institute Division has an opening for a Computational Biologist Research Scientist. This role will serve as a Research Scientist to develop proof-of-principle research projects that integrate JGI's sequencing technologies with other capabilities in metabolomics and synthetic biology. You will work closely with JGI group leads in technology development and science program management to determine new research areas with potential high impact on future JGI users. The incumbent will use in-depth knowledge of genome biology to provide input on experiment design and data analysis. You will implement state of the art computational workflows for analysis of diverse genomic datasets, including those from resequencing, transcriptomics and epigenomics projects, and will provide expert technical and biological interpretation of the results. The Research Scientist will communicate with JGI and external scientists at all stages of analyses, and facilitate transfer of data and tools. You will effectively work across groups in a multi-team setting.
What You Will Do:
Use expert knowledge of genome biology and bioinformatics to provide interpretation of genomic datasets, and present findings to internal and external scientific staff at various forums.
Contribute to the development of new approaches to study genome biology, collaborating broadly with other JGI and external scientific staff.
Use scientific and technical expertise to develop new computational approaches to extract and analyze highly complex genomics datasets.
Serve as expert JGI scientist in meetings with external users; provide scientific advice to resolve complex issues arising during JGI project execution and analysis; communicate JGI science capabilities.
Contribute to presentations and publications and train other team members.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Collaborate with other JGI lab scientists on proof-of-concept science studies to test and demonstrate utility of new genomic capabilities to JGI user community.
May develop independent proof-of-principle science projects to advance JGI science capabilities.
May train and supervise other group members.
What Is Required:
PhD and or equivalent experience in genome biology or informatics, with at least 3 years of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive experience in genomic analysis and interpretation; significant research accomplishments, including a strong publication record.
Strong proficiency in UNIX environment and use of bioinformatics analysis and data visualization tools; significant experience in using integrated databases, and web-based development tools; experience using parallel computing environments.
Demonstrated success in leading design and implementation of significant systems and software in a scientific, bio-informatic or technical environment with a focus on emerging/new technologies and platforms.
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot highly complex technical problems; recommend and implement actions.
Experience managing complex projects including advanced analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public-speaking and presentation skills.
Experience establishing effective collaborations and interacting with members of scientific and informatics communities.
Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as a part of a diverse team.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated supervisory skills and experience to lead, direct, coach and develop a team of technical employees.
Coursework in advanced data analysis and database management.
Postdoctoral experience preferred.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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