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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters RA - Data Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309812

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Integrative Omics

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a Post Masters Research Associate to work on proteomics data analysis. The candidate will be working closely with the team on a number of cancer proteomics projects funded by NCI/NIH. More details about cancer proteomics projects can be found at

This position involves the development of data analysis pipelines in R, evaluating algorithms, and solving cutting-edge problems with big proteomics data in general. Some of the downstream efforts will include integration of proteomics data with transcriptomics and personal genomics or so-called proteogenomics. The candidate will learn about proteomics software tools and perform downstream data analysis that involves parsing the data in the proteomics-specific format, exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling and machine learning. All the data analysis pipelines will be leveraging markdown and Docker containers for reproducible research. The key scientific objective is to learn new biology about different types of cancers. An example of such studies can be found here:

More details about the proteomics group in general can be learned at the web site:

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

Preferred Qualifications

A degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, data science, or related discipline. Background in biology is a plus. Strong computer skills. Solid background in R programming language. Knowledge of Git and GitHub. Writing, literature reviews, and editing will be required.

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

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Informatics & Data Science

Opening Date: 2019-09-17

Closing Date: 2019-11-16