Bioinformatics Scientist

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Job Location
109 TW Alexander Drive
MD C639-02
Durham, NC 27711
$87,094.00 to $133,796.00 / Per Year

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Job Description

Bioinformatics Scientist

Durham, NC

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Announcement Number: RTP-ORD-42-2016-0004      

EPA’s Office of Research Development and the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) are seeking an investigator-level bioinformatics scientist to conduct research into the development and application of bioinformatics approaches to analyze data from high-throughput transcriptomic studies and integrate the information with high-throughput biochemical and cell-based screening assays, and in vivo toxicity studies to assess the potential health effects associated with environmental chemicals.  The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree (PhD or DSc) in bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, biology, computer science, or a related field, with a strong background in the analysis and interpretation of transcriptomic data. 

EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology is located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The NCCT provides scientific leadership, understanding and tools related to the application of mathematical, computational, and statistical approaches to mine, model, and integrate data derived from new technologies in chemistry, biotechnology, and molecular biology. Part of NCCT’s mission is to enable regulatory and non-regulatory Agency programs to integrate data from the new technologies together with computational, mathematical, and statistical models for making efficient and economical chemical safety decisions. More information about NCCT is available at:

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The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To meet the eligibility criteria, you must have a doctoral degree in bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, biology, computer science, or a related field, with substantive specialized experience in bioinformatics and the analysis of transcriptomic data. You should be recognized as an authority and leader on complex problems related to bioinformatics.

As evidence of your qualifications and scientific contributions, you may: 1) exercise leadership of a productive research team or leadership in the conception and formulation of productive research ideas (e.g., that have been the basis for productive studies by others), or perform highly productive personal research of such originality, soundness, and value as to be recognized as a significant contributor to your professional field; 2) have been selected to serve in roles in workshops, symposia and other professional groups; 3) be sought out for consultation by colleagues who also are professionally mature researchers; 4) have authored publications of considerable interest and value to the research field (e.g. favorable reviews, citations in the work of others; paper presentations before professional societies).

Appointment will be subject to your completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

How to Apply

How to Apply:  Send the following information: (a) a cover letter (1-2 pages), describing how your experience relates to the duties of this position; - (b) A statement of no more than four pages total that addresses the following criteria: 1) Scientific expertise:  describe your achievements in the area of research applicable to this position, including awards or other recognition and invitations to present or speak; 2) Leadership: describe your experience leading a scientific research program; 3) Communications:  describe your experience communicating scientific and technical information verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences; and 4) Networking and collaborating:  describe your experience building and maintaining relationships and collaborating with other scientists or organizations; (c) curriculum vitae; (d) names and contact information of three references; (e) citizenship status; (f) compensation requirements and (g) how you heard about this vacancy.  Please cite the announcement number RTP-ORD-42-2016-0004 in your application.

 Applications should be sent via email to [email protected] or mailed to the attention of Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. EPA, HRMD, MD-C639-02, RTP, NC 27711.  Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 12, 2016, in order to be considered.  Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.  Applications sent via email must be submitted in MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text.  Use of other formats may invalidate your application.


For additional information, Ms. Carr also can be reached at (800) 433-9633, or (919) 541-4356.  Technical questions pertaining to this vacancy may be addressed to Dr. Kevin M. Crofton at (919) 541-2672.

About Our Organization

The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking a science leader for the position of Bioinformatics Scientist in the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) in Durham (Research Triangle Park), North Carolina. Learn more about NCCT at .

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