Senior Computational Biology Scientist

Morrisville, North Carolina, US
Jun 19, 2021
Jul 20, 2021
Biology, Modeling
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Senior Computational Biology Scientist (2101668) - Morrisville, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for driving and supporting bioscience at BASF as part of a team of computational scientists. BASF is creating agricultural products that require scientists like you to bring to bear cutting edge computational tools and methods. You will use your experience with microbial genomics and predictive modeling to mine for candidate lead proteins in our early discovery pipeline. You will partner with laboratory scientists to deliver innovative solutions to discover and create these next generation products. It is also expected that you will demonstrate strong project leadership skills by managing timelines, communicating with non-specialist stakeholders, and delivering impactful results.
Formula for Success
- Applying your PhD education and experience in bioinformatics, genomics, molecular biology, or related field, you will lead, set the strategy for, and execute computational experiments in line with partner needs.
- Demonstrating your expertise with bioinformatics, predictive modeling, Python script development, and Linux-based HPC environments (both on-prem and cloud), you will provide inputs to our early discovery pipeline.
- Having experience in building and documenting computational pipelines with appropriate version control, you will ensure all workflow are reproduceable and transferable.
- Utilizing your experience with current generation bioinformatic tools centered around next generation sequencing, you will assemble, annotate, critically evaluate, and mine microbial genomes.
- Your background with machine learning approaches will be essential as you navigate projects through the iterative discovery process.
- Any experience you may have in utilizing evolutionary genetic insights for directed improvements of protein sequences will be a valued asset as you assist in improving hits to leads.
- Leveraging strong interpersonal skills, you will conceive, initiate, and lead collaborations with internal colleagues and external partners.
- Relying on proven communication skills, you will participate in the larger research community both by sharing your own results, and by providing constructive feedback to colleagues.
- Your innovative style, strong initiative, and understanding of the current scientific literature will be important aspects of tackling our most pressing research challenges.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you-the whole you-in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Job: REDE - Research & Development
Organization: GDB/BF-Computational Biology (RTP)-63011002
Title: Senior Computational Biology Scientist
Location: NC-Morrisville
Requisition ID: 2101668