The Computational Biosciences Group Lead will provide technical and administrative leadership for all aspects of the group's activities with an initial focus on building up the group's activities and strategy. The group's activities span many different areas within computational bioscience including, but not limited to, research and development in data analytics, statistical machine learning, theory and mechanistic models that are all enabled by high-performance computing. The focus of the group is to wield these tools to address our nation's energy, environment, and health needs.
In support of CRD's strategic objective to build stronger collaborative research ties within Berkeley Lab, a main focus of the Computational Biosciences Group Lead will be in building and strengthening collaborations and relationships with Berkeley Lab's Bioscience Area and helping them to enable their vision through computation. Additional collaborations between the group and UC Berkeley, UCSF, and the State of California will also be relevant moving forward.
What You Will Do:
Provide technical and administrative leadership for the Computational Biosciences Group including, but not limited to, research and development in data analytics, statistical machine learning, theory and mechanistic models that are all enabled by high-performance computing.
Exhibit creativity and ingenuity that leads to significant scientific breakthroughs in an area of applied mathematics, computational mathematics, computer science, computational science, or a related field that is relevant to the Department of Energy (DOE) and Berkeley Lab.
Lead significant projects and programs in the group, take accountability for results, and represent the Department and Division to funding agencies.
Secure funding for an active research and development program in his/her technical areas.
Provides management, supervision, guidance and mentoring for the professionals and technical support staff.
May serve on editorial boards and national committees.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Biology, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Sciences, or related fields, or overall equivalent experience and at least five years of experience conducting original research in computational bioscience.
Nationally and/or internationally recognized in-depth technical knowledge and expertise in the development of methodologies, techniques, and algorithms for computational bioscience as evidenced by strong scientific and technical achievements and/or a strong publication record.
Demonstrated experience securing research funding.
Evidence of strong management, administrative and people skills, creativity in decision-making and problem solving; experience in human resource management.
Excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to facilitate communications within institutions and with the research community, government agencies, and industry.
Excellent organizational, communication, technical writing and presentation skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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