Argonne, Wisconsin

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

Job Family

Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile

Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type

Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

Argonne, Wisconsin

Look at the world differently.

At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future.

Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne.

Similar jobs