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Senior Scientist (V) - Computational Biology

Macon County, Illinois, US
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Sustainability, Biology
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Senior Scientist (V) - Computational Biology- Decatur, IL
ADM Research & Development
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

The Cell Engineering group is recruiting an experienced computational biologist to join the Design Biology team. The successful candidate will be the bioinformatics subject matter expert (SME) responsible for developing and deploying automated methods for omics data analysis. This bioinformatician will play a critical role in accelerating DBTL cycles for multiple strain development projects while enabling the strain development teams to explore new routes to strain improvement. This position will be highly impactful to ADM's goals of diversifying the commercial scale production of bio-based sustainable materials and nutritional products through fermentation.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop computational methods for RNAseq read mapping, normalization, statistical analysis and data visualization
  • Create automated pipelines for Next Generation Sequencing data for whole genome assembly, genome annotation and variant identification
  • Build, maintain and curate an internal sequence database
  • Perform large-scale phylogenetic analysis of protein sequence data capturing diverse variants for automated selection of enzyme candidates
  • Collaborate with strain engineering scientists on analysis of data from HTP screening platforms
  • Communicate software development objectives and deliverables to ADM Research team members and maintain detailed records
  • Contribute to a team-oriented, positive, safe and inclusive work environment

Job Requirements:
These skills and experiences will be required or useful for the candidate:
  • PhD or MSc in Bioinformatics or Computer Science and industry experience in the life sciences
  • Demonstrated success in developing bioinformatics pipelines and biological databases
  • Proficiency in Python, Java or R, C/C++, Perl, SQL
  • Experience coding in Linux/Unix operating systems and familiarity with version control (git) and continuous integration platforms
  • Great attention to detail, excellent documentation practices and ability to communicate complex subjects to stakeholders

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, dental insurance and relocation.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.
ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.City:

IL - Illinois

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at
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