Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Biology

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7084884

Posted: September 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with a background in Computational Biology to join an exciting project. In this role you will conduct basic research in computational biology and systems biology with the goal of understanding the dynamic response of plastidial metabolism in the event of micronutrient scarcity. You will also reconstruct and simulate the plastidial metabolism of several crop species, modeling the dynamic response of this system under changing environmental conditions. Ultimately, the goal is to build a deep mechanistic understanding of how the dependency of key cofactors in plastidial metabolism will impact the plant’s ability to manage the flow of energy, carbon, and nitrogen. You will also validate predictions by integrating omics data into the simulations, in collaboration with integrative multi-institutional research team. Data and algorithms will be integrated in the DOE systems biology knowledgebase (KBase) for public dissemination.

Position Requirements

Recent or soon-to-be completed PhD in Chemical Engineering or Computer Science
Comprehensive knowledge of computational biology with emphasis on metabolism, chemistry, and genomics
Considerable knowledge of bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and data management
Considerable knowledge of mathematical theory, including statistics, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, sampling, and parameter fitting
Experience and skills in interdisciplinary research involving computational biologists, computer scientists, and experimental biologists with emphasis on communication of basic biological and computational concepts
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

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