• Biological Sciences and Bioinformatics Associate

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/13/2019 11:54 AM)
    Requisition #
    Security Clearance
    Top Secret
    Full Time
    Job Category
    US-TX-San Antonio
  • Responsibilities

    Noblis' life sciences and bioinformatics practice are focused on advanced biological research, including synthetic biology research, molecular biology signatures, and detection methods, for the national security domain. This role will provide our DoD customer with the world's best radiation bioeffects research, model-driven science-based exposure standards, and applied knowledge allowing maximum safe exploitation of Directed Energy (DE) for national defense.


    The biological sciences and Bioinformatics Associate will conduct proteomic, genomic, and metabolomic studies that identify critical biochemical or molecular changes following exposure to DE prior to or during mission operations that assists in the prediction of health degradation. The primary goal of this research is to investigate basic mechanism(s) of interactions between biology and radiation and to uncover previously unknown bioeffects of RF exposure. The successful candidate will lead research on DE systems to assist in transitioning DoD technologies and conducting research to identify the benefits, risks, and capabilities for a wide range of military radiation systems, including prediction and mitigation of bio-effects of DE on personnel and mission performance and exploitation of the bio-effects of DE. One major element will be developing an understating of the probability of injury from RF exposures.


    Duties will include a working knowledge of the following research disciplines:


    Genomics - Analysis of cellular deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), gene expression, and epigenetic regulation

    Proteomics - Analysis of protein profiles, levels, and modifications

    Metabolomics - Analysis of small molecule metabolites

    Bioinformatics - Overlapping with efforts in genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, molecular bioeffects researchers also use bioinformatic methods

    Immunology - Analysis of immune cell functions, cytokine expression, innate and adaptive responses, and cellular and humoral immunity

    Cell culture - In vitro culturing of mammalian cells

    Microscopy and Electrophysiology


    In addition to their research duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following requirements:


    • Providing Subject Matter Expert-level technical expertise
    • Managing and executing project activities under the direction of the Program Manager
    • Providing technical support for contract reviews, design reviews, technical interchanges, and performance meetings.
    • Preparing and maintaining written reports


    Required Qualifications:

    • Biology or Bioinformatics post-doctoral scientist with an emphasis in bioinformatics, metabolomics, and proteomics
    • Ph.D. with 12-24 months of experience in the areas listed above
    • Ability to receive and hold Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Experience conducting technical assessments, feasibility studies, threat assessments and evaluations, and supporting field exercises
    • Top Secret Clearance

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience with whole genome sequencing and next generation sequencing technologies
    • Ability to interpret laboratory analyses and generate associated analytical rand technical reports
    • Previous DoD or IC work experience

    The successful candidate for this position will live and work in the greater San Antonio TX metropolitan area, but they will also have occasional travel to the greater Washington DC area for periodic status reports to the overall Program Manager.


    Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


    Why work at a Noblis company?

    Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.


    Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.

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