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Senior Informatics Scientist


Job Description

Job ID: 307831
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The world-class Integrative Omics group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking an experienced computational scientist with strong experience in mass-spectrometry signal processing and interpretation for application in proteomics and metabolomics. The successful candidate will be able to benefit from a team of computational scientists, bioinformaticians, instrument development teams, and scientists with a deep knowledge of an array of biological applications using omics technologies.
Motivated individuals with a minimum of a PhD degree and a background in one or more of the areas of software development, computer engineering and informatics are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate may lead and/or help direct the development of algorithms and software to process and interpret data, whether from commercial or novel instrumentation, for proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, etc. The selected candidate will benefit from an exemplary team environment and the candidate will be expected to interact and communicate with this team of world-renowned scientists and staff with multidisciplinary background. Through these interactions the successful candidate will lead the development of advanced strategies and analysis routines that will be integrated into our high-throughput analysis platforms. These strategies will be applied to a broad range of biological applications, facilitating the ability to collaborate both with scientists at PNNL and with highly recognized scientists at universities and other research institutes.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

BS/BA with 7 years’ of experience; MS/MA with 5 years’ experience; PhD with 3 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelors Degree with 7+ years experience in software development, computer engineering and informatics; OR Masters Degree with 5+ years experience in software development, computer engineering and informatics; OR PhD with 4+ experience in developing and applying new instrumental technologies in the field of mass spectrometry informatics.
• The position is dependent on strong computational experience and mass spectrometry with some background in biology.
• Software development background required with experience in data management and informatics. Programming languages include: C# and/or Java; experience with C++, Python, R, and SQL is also beneficial.
• Independent, self-initiative, ability to articulate ideas clearly and experience working within multidisciplinary team.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307831
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Biological Sciences Division
Group: Integrative Omics