- Research Experience
- Data Management
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Life Insurance
Requisition Number: 407549 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: DSL-Data Science and Learning Division
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated
Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
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The Data Science and Learning division of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral appointee to conduct basic research in computational biology and systems biology with the goal of understanding the protein and gene dynamics in microbial, plant, and microbiome systems. This exciting position includes developing new algorithms to predict and simulate flux in microbial, plant, and microbiome systems, including modeling the dynamic response of these systems of genomic manipulation or environmental changes. Ultimately, the goal is to build a deep mechanistic understanding of how cellular systems manage limited resources to adapt to changes in the environment or their genome, including forces driving manipulation of protein levels, gene expression, and even evolutionary manipulation of the genome. Will validate predictions by integrating proteomic, metabolomics, and transcriptomic data into models. Data and algorithms developed in projects will be integrated in the DOE systems biology knowledgebase (KBase). Will participate in the conception and implementation of research programs in computational biology as part of an integrated, multi-institution research team.
Comprehensive knowledge of computational biology with emphasis on metabolism, chemistry, and genomics.
Comprehensive knowledge of linear algebra, linear programming, and optimization.
Comprehensive knowledge of analysis methods applied to genome-scale metabolic models, including kinetic modeling and flux balance analysis
Comprehensive experience and skills in interdisciplinary research involving computational biologists, computer scientists, and experimental biologists with in depth understanding of basic biological concepts primarily in microbial physiology and biochemistry
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Considerable knowledge of bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and data types.
Considerable knowledge of mathematical theory, including statistics, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, sampling, and parameter fitting.
Considerable knowledge of data management and organization, including design of NoSQL databases.
Considerable collaborative skills, including the ability to work well with scientists at other laboratories, universities, and in industry.
Considerable independent judgment, the ability to abstract from specific problems to generate solutions.
Good knowledge of metabolomics, proteomics, and transcriptomic data
Good understanding of kinetic reaction mechanisms
Good growth potential
New employees will have the experience of working during a dynamic time at Argonne that will include deployment of the first US exascale supercomputer, upgrade of the brightest x-ray source in the world, and simultaneous lab-wide initiatives in artificial intelligence/machine learning and quantum information sciences.
Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy, to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale. At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one. Whether it be for premier research opportunities, a chance to blend work and home life, a diverse community of colleagues or a place where others genuinely care about the planet, Argonne offers something for you. We offer work-life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. Argonne also offers a comprehensive array of exceptional benefits to meet a variety of needs. In addition to medical, dental, life insurance coverage, you’ll have access to paid time off, an onsite wellness facility, and an on-site child care center.
You are encouraged to visit www.anl.gov to learn more about who we are and how you can make an impact on the world!
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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