Posted in Science 30+ days ago.
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
Applied Research Associates, Inc. is seeking a Computational Biologist to further our capabilities and use of machine learning techniques and other computational methods to predict outcomes across a wide range of technical problems. The types of problems include predicting health effects following exposure to hazardous materials (e.g., chemical, biological), characterizing dependencies and outcomes for critical infrastructures, and the conducting analyses of biological data sets to derive new insights. We are seeking an individual with a background in computational biology that has demonstrated experience in the development and application of machine learning techniques to solve biological problems. The successful candidate should have the ability to apply these types of techniques to construct, optimize, and evaluate critical infrastructure networks, identifying dependencies and probability of failure at different nodes. Knowledge of deep learning tools (such as TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch) to train a variety of neural network architectures is desired. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biology and mathematics, and demonstrated skills in the developing and use of machine learning techniques. This individual should understand the relationship between model fidelity and application (i.e., fit for purpose), and appreciate the complexity inherent in modeling biological systems. In addition, the candidate should have experience using scripting languages in mathematical software (e.g., MATLAB) and/or open source options for prototyping models.
What you’ll do as a Computational Biologist
Computational Biologist Requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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