UES, Inc.
Published
01/29/2020
Location
Dayton
Job Type
Contact Name
Dave Crowe
Street Address
4401 Dayton-Xenia Rd.

Description

Job Description:

UES, Inc. is seeking a Computational Biologist with experience in microbial genomics to join our team at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH. This candidate will have the opportunity to work across multiple collaborative projects in the areas of microbial biofouling and corrosion, polymicrobial interactions of DoD relevant microbial communities, and mechanisms of polymer biodegradation. The successful candidate will use informatics to assemble, annotate, and perform comparative analyses of both bacteria and fungi to aid in generation of testable hypotheses. This role requires effective team work and communication of results with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Functions for this role will require experience in the following:

  • Bioinformatic analyses of environmental or enrichment microbial community data generated from metagenomic or metatranscriptomic sequencing including assembly, binning, annotation, and phylogenetic analyses
  • Transcriptomics of bacterial or fungal communities including differential expression analyses and identifying upregulated proteins
  • Fluent in at least one major scripting language such as R, Python, or Perl
  • Proficient in Unix-like command line environments

Experience Preferred:

  • Analysis and interpretation of microbial community data using network analyses and visualization tools
  • Development of analysis pipelines for the identification of enzymes from ‘omics data
  • Experience in comparative genomics or an understanding of secondary metabolite biosynthesis

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. (or M.Sc. with 5+ years of relevant experience) in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Microbial Ecology or related field of study
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, and communicate results clearly to non-computational scientists
  • Documentation and presentation of research progress in the forms of reports, publications, and oral presentations
  • Periodic travel to scientific reviews and conferences
  • This position is working on-site at a government facility and will require U.S. citizenship
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • This position is working within a government facility and requires U.S. citizenship

 Additional Information

UES, 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.

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