Company/Institution: National Center for Toxicological Research, US Food and Drug Administration
Location: Jefferson, Arkansas, USA
Department: Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Description: National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake algorithm research and software development for bioimaging data analysis. The starting salary is about $58,000/year. We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual who has the ability and desire to pursue solutions to challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment. Only applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for the position:
1)A Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, computational chemistry, biostatistics, or a closely related field within 5 years;
2)U.S. citizenship or permanent resident or H-1 holder willing to convert to J-1 status or foreign applicant (through J1 visa).
3)Proficiency with MATLAB and knowledge in image analysis and machine learning;
4)Proficiency with at least one programming language (Perl, Python, C, C++, Java, etc.) and experience in software development, database design and development;
5)Excellent oral and written communication skills;
6)Good judgment, clear sense of purpose, and accountability.
Preferred, but not required, skills include:
1)Some experience with web application;
2)Some experience with high performance computing and parallel computing;
3)Experience with SAS, R, or other statistical analysis programs.
The mission of NCTR is to conduct peer-review scientific research that supports and anticipates FDAs current and future regulatory needs. NCTR is an equal opportunity / affirmative employer. This position requires good communication skills via technical presentations as well as good interpersonal skills necessary for a multi-disciplinary team research environment. There will be opportunities for collaboration between researchers both within and outside NCTR.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application explicitly addressing the qualifications for this position and date of availability; detailed curriculum vitae; and the names, email, and addresses for three professional references to:
Dr. Joshua Xu
Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
National Center for Toxicological Research
US Food and Drug Administration
3900 NCTR Road
Jefferson, Arkansas 72079