Research & Development, Computer Scientist (Early/Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA

ID: 7058312 (Ref.No. 668047)
Posted: July 3, 2019

Job Description

**Are you ready for a challenge and willing to do creative research? Join this diverse and passionate team of high performing individuals and achieve success while making a difference.** We are seeking an early/mid-career staff scientist to lead diverse projects in machine learning, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and biofuels/bioproduct development. You will build and lead a research and development team at the interface of machine learning and synthetic biology. This work will involve the development of algorithms for automation and optimization of biofuels and bioproducts production in close interaction with experimental scientists and engineers. On any given day, you will: + Engineer new software and algorithms to solve challenging application-driven problems, publish research papers, and interact with companies and government sponsors involved the production of biofuels and bioproducts + Seek out and engage with a variety of funding agencies, and to create opportunities to lead work in new areas of research in biofuel and bioproduct development and synthetic biology

You have the following: + Ph.D. in biological chemistry, engineering or computer science + Record of strong technical contributions as proven by peer-reviewed publications + Software development ability, as proven by the creation and maintenance of open source or proprietary software + Experience developing machine learning software for computational synthetic biology/chemistry + Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance

You also have one, or more, of the following: + Ability to work well with all levels within and outside your organization + Demonstrated ability to motivate, coach and mentor students and junior researchers + Demonstrated ability to design, write and submit grants + Excellent written and oral communication skills + Demonstrated ability to work with strong interdisciplinary teams and partnerships + Knowledge of the biofuels/bioproducts field

Department Description:

The Systems Biology Department performs biological and bioengineering research with applications in national security, healthcare, and alternative energy. The department is composed of a multidisciplinary team of staff, postdocs, technologists, and students with expertise in microbiology, virology, molecular biology, computational biology, and analytical chemistry. The basic research activities in the department are focused on the identification and characterization of clinical and environmental pathogens, developing a systems-level understanding of host-pathogen interactions, and microbiomes relevant to human health and the environment. Applied research activities are focused on enzyme and microbial engineering for biofuels development, biological detection, and medical diagnostics..

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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