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Research Scientist - Bioinformatics for Microbial Ecology

Company: UES, Inc.
Location: Dayton
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

UES, Inc., has a position available for a Bioinformatics Scientist, focused in Microbial Ecology, to join our team supporting research projects at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH. The Bioinformatics Scientist will have the opportunity to work across multiple collaborative projects in the areas of microbial biofouling and biocorrosion, exploring microbial communities inhabiting aircraft and fuel tanks, polymicrobial interactions of these communities, and the mechanisms by which they degrade plastic polymers. The successful candidate should have significant experience with generating and analyzing next- and third-generation sequencing data (from Illumina, Oxford Nanopore) using informatics tools and pipelines. The successful candidate will conduct genomics informatics of bacteria and fungi including assembly, annotation, and comparative analyses. This role will work on multiple projects simultaneously, requiring effective team work and the ability to communicate complex results with non-bioinformatics scientists. Functions for this role will also include:

  • Conduct transcriptomics informatics of bacteria and fungi including differential expression analyses and identifying upregulated cell-surface and secreted proteins
  • Analysis and interpretation of microbial community data using state-of-the-art tools (e.g., QIIME2), network analyses, and visualization tools
  • Conducting informatics on enriched and complex microbial communities generated from metagenomics and metatranscriptomics including assembly, binning, annotation, enzyme mining, and phylogenetic analyses
  • Documentation and presentation of research progress in the forms of reports, publications, and oral presentations
  • Periodic travel to scientific reviews and conferences Requirements:
    • PhD in Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field of study
    • 1-5 years experience in bioinformatics, or related field with a heavy emphasis in bioinformatics tools
    • Record of excellent communication skills, to include peer reviewed publications and conference presentations
    • Familiar with state-of-the-art Bioinformatics tools, e.g.: QIIME, Mothur, EdgeR, HMMER, MEGAN, MetaPhlAn, RaxML, iTOL, Cytoscape
    • Familiar with Linux/Unix environments
    • Knowledge of scripting automation, including Python, Perl, C++ and/or shell
    • Knowledge of graphical computing and statistics (R, Matlab)
    • Ability to handle multiple, large data sets and develop new Bioinformatics pipelines and test new software tools
    • This position is working on-site at a government facility and will require U.S. citizenship Additional InformationUES, Inc. is an innovative science and technology company providing customers with superior research and development expertise since its inception in 1973. Our long-term success is a direct result of a strong commitment to the success of our employees. We look forward to reviewing your application.UES, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. PI114084021

Keywords: UES, Inc., Dayton , Research Scientist - Bioinformatics for Microbial Ecology, Other , Dayton, Ohio

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