Computational Biologist Research Scientist

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Research/Science
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EB-Environ Genomics & Systems Bio
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94132 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division has an opening for a Computational Biologist Research Scientist to join the team.

 

In this exciting role, you will support a researcher developing cutting edge approaches to environmental genomics and modeling used together to optimize prediction of the critical genetic factors and their variations that contribute to the fitness and activity of microbes in an environmental context. 

 

You will initially operate as a member of the Ecosystems and Networks Integrated with Genes and Molecular Assemblies (ENIGMA) Scientific Focus Area (SFA) as part of the Arkin laboratory but will be expected to develop independent funding over time. They will expand supervisory roles initially within the Arkin laboratory and then in their own projects. You will be expected to present their findings in conferences and peer-reviewed journals in addition to identifying and acquiring and sustaining extramural funding as a Principal Investigator.  In these latter, you will lead scientific teams and run new programs, ensure that project goals are met, and foster and encourage career development of the team. As part of these duties, collaborating with ENIGMA team members and transferring knowledge to the broader community studying environmental genomics at the lab, for example, as part of the emerging Biological and Environmental Program Integration Center (BioEPIC) community will be critical. 

 

You will participate in a computational and experimental research program to (1) create ultra-high quality metagenomic analyses of environmental samples, (2) the taxonomic and functional composition and capabilities of complex communities, (3) infer the molecular mechanisms by which microbes thrive in diverse environments, and/or develop approaches to identify and dissect the selective advantages of micro diversity and mobile elements in differentiating the survival of specific microbes and mediating their interactions.

 

 

What You Will Do:

As part of the Arkin Laboratory:

  • Develop and pursue projects within the Arkin laboratory as a sub team lead with the ENIGMA program at least during the period wherein independent funding is established on new metagenomic analyses and subsequent testing of theories with controlled laboratory experiment. 
  • Contribute to larger project goals and develop strong working relations with other ENIGMA teams by choosing/recommending appropriate methods for experimental design and long-term project planning.
  • Help organize a small collaborative multi-institutional team of computer programmers, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates with respect to data tracking and analysis.
  • May assist in preparing funding proposals.
  • Present research at international conferences and publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Create periodic reports to the management and principal investigators of the program.
  • Work independently, maintain appropriate records, and manage data to ensure accessibility and replication of work.
  • Closely collaborate with other LBNL divisions on new data techniques and strategic planning for new program development.
  • Lead group meetings.

 

Independently:

  • Establish and maintain a highly competitive research program in the role of Principal Investigator (PI).  Develop funding opportunities to expand and sustain research.  Oversee and manage budgets relating to research programs, including human resource allocation. 
  • Provide intellectual leadership in the development of microbial systems biology and new tools for microbial functional genomics. 
  • Collaborate with area researchers on development of new collaborative programs and strategic directions for the Division and Area. 
  • Collaborate with existing SFAs and other projects in building the emerging common infrastructure for high through enrichment, isolation, phenotyping, and genetic dissection of diverse microbes from the environment. 
  • In all cases, publish research in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and attend meetings/conferences to present research progress.
  • Communicate research accomplishments with Senior Management and Division Director. 
  • Supervise the research of group members.

 

What is Required:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in microbiology, microbial functional genomics, and high-throughput data analysis, particularly anaerobes beyond the highest customary degree.
  • 3-5 years of experience in computer programming and computer-aided design (depending on experimental or computation emphasis).
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects in parallel and in corresponding with scientific collaborators. 
  • Demonstrated success in the publication of high-impact work in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.
  • Knowledge of microbial taxonomy, physiology, genetics, and evolution.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of scientific and technical personnel. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong supervisory and mentorship record with evidence of team management skills.
  • A track record of participation in writing successful scientific proposals.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with a broad array of field and laboratory biological measurements of microbial activity.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full time 2 year career-track term appointment
  • 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 West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) — Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

 

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