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Genomics Visualization Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in
Date Posted September 21, 2020
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What You Will Do

The Applied Computer Science Group (CCS-7) in the Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is recruiting a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate. The successful candidate will develop cutting-edge methods for the analysis and visualization of 2D and 3D genomics data, with an emphasis on integrating different types of data in an interactive, web-based application.

This position is part of a research project seeking to advance the science and technology of genome mapping by developing novel genomics analysis and visualization capabilities. Our goal is to deploy them to discover fundamental cellular functions that are hijacked by viruses to cause disease.

The fundamental research will involve: (1) development and implementation of novel methods of integrating and visualizing standard genomics data types with 3D simulation-driven data, and (2) developing an interactive, query-based framework that scientists can use to discover new properties of genomics data.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary team environment and collaborate with LANL experts in epigenetics, virology, genomics, bioinformatics, and visualization.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or similar discipline, with an emphasis on visualization, informatics or data analysis, or related fields completed within the last four years

  • Experience in developing interactive data visualization applications with modern web-based technologies for analysis and visualization of 2D and 3D data.

  • Ability to conduct independent and collaborative research

  • Strong programming skills with one or more high level languages such as Python, C++, Javascript, etc. and experience with web application stack technologies.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks under tight time constraints for effective achievements of project goals

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with open source application development, including continuous integration, unit testing and best practices for high quality software development.

  • Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible to learn new computational tools

  • Experience in applying data-driven methods on real biological datasets

Note to Applicants:

The application package consists of a CV and a required cover letter describing how they meet the job requirements for the position.Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Center for Non-Linear Studies Postdoc (for more information, see http://cnls.lanl.gov ) and/or Director's Fellowship. Outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information about the Postdoc Program, including salary guidelines, go to http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php.

Additional Details

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Applied Computer Science group (CCS-7) is the Laboratory's vanguard computer and computational science research organization for scientific applications at extreme scale. Staff apply advanced computing technologies and some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to address challenging questions in basic science and for the Laboratory’s national-security mission. The group’s research and development activities include data science, programming models and runtime systems, hardware co-design, scientific software libraries, future computer architectures, quantum computing, and exascale-class computational science.

Los Alamos provides access to activities like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, and camping and a local public school system that is consistently ranked amongst the best in the nation every year.Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50-mile radius)

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