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Post Doctoral Position in Computational Toxicology / Bioinformatics / Machine Intelligence / Game Theory at US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has initiated a multi-year program in bioinformatics and computational toxicology. Our aim is to revolutionize environmental science through the use of machine intelligence, computational toxicology, predictive toxicology, bioinformatics, and game theory approaches to solve Army environmental challenges.
R&D opportunities are available for qualified candidates to pursue funded work, in addition to pursuing new research funding within the DOD, for activities in areas such as: developing cutting edge approaches to rapidly assess or predict toxicity more efficiently than current approaches, and to apply knowledge of the evolution of biological networks to military challenges. These approaches will utilize game theory, causal network analysis, Big Data analysis and integration, decision networks, and bioinformatics analyses to perform basic and applied research.
Successful applicants will have obtained a BS/BA/AB, MA/MS, PhD or all-but-dissertation (ABD) status in a field indicative of biology or computational analysis, such as biology, pre-medicine, biostatistics, physics, mathematics, chemical engineering, computer science, data science, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, etc. The incumbent will work with an experienced and diverse team of PhD-level scientists with expertise in theoretical physics, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, and toxicology. Persons in these positions are expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, maintain and cultivate connections to academia and industry as well as other government organizations, and to write grants in pursuit of new funding. Salaries of qualified applicants may be expected to range from $40,000 to $100,000 USD, dependent upon experience. To obtain more information, send or email a resume/CV with a brief cover letter explaining your R&D experience and interests to: Dr. Lyle Burgoon (Lyle.D.Burgoon@usace.army.mil). Applicants will be screened on an ongoing, rolling basis.
The Environmental Laboratory (EL) is one of seven DOD-funded laboratories within the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, which is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/). Successful applicants may join the Bioinformatics and Computational Toxicology team (BCTT). The BCTT mission is to use computational tools and data science approaches to protect the environment. As a result we are searching for motivated people that can not only support these existing efforts, but contribute innovative solutions that advance the USACE and EL mission.

  • A structural/computational biology or chemoinformatics postdoctoral position is also available. Please contact Dr. Ping Gong (ping.gong@usace.army.mil) for more information.
  • For position in Computational Chemistry/Materials Modeling/Molecular Dynamics research area, please contact Dr. Manoj Shukla (Manoj.K.Shukla@usace.army.mil).

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Bioinformatics Faculty Leader, needed at Center of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics , University of Mississippi Medical Center


The Center of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to lead the development of our research and educational programs in Bioinformatics.
We are interested in candidates with demonstrated leadership in developing and employing informatics platforms and computational approaches to understanding complex biological systems. Methodological and applied research projects include integrated ‘omics analyses, pathway and network analyses, next-gen seq and RNA-seqanalyses, rare variant analysis, genome-phenome-environomeinteraction modeling, and developing innovative analysis methods and software for precision medicine. Experience with cancer-related informatics, including predictive biomarkers and therapeutic targeting, is desired.
Qualifications include a doctorate in informatics, computational science or the equivalent, a strong commitment to collaborative research and education, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Successful applicants will also have a track record of leading teams, coordinating programs and general grant management, and the skills and experience to maintain a productive research record through active collaboration and grant-supported methodological research
The successful candidate will also play a leadership role in developing additional strength in bioinformatics through recruitment of new faculty and staff, establishing collaborative research and expanding educational offerings.
We additionally have multiple other positions open at all academic levels and seek applicants especially in the areas of data science, informatics, translational research, and computational methods for 'big data'.Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Faculty Responsibilities Include:

  •     Conducting courses or seminars as requested
  •     Serving as an academic advisor to students
  •     Supervising independent study activities such as practica and internships
  •     Serving on university committees as assigned
  •     Participating in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials and special instructional methods
  •     Performing other scholarly activities

Send CV, description of research and leadership experience, and three references to Search Committee, c/o Sondra Redmont (sredmont@umc.edu). The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an EOE, M/F/D/V.

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