Company: Dow Agro
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $5.7 billion in 2011.
Dow AgroSciences seeks a Computational Biologist to assist in the design of experiments, integration and analyses of biological datasets. This position is located in Indianapolis, IN, USA.
The successful candidate will join the "Data analysis" Department of the "R&D Information Technology and Data Analyses" (ITDA) function and will interact with scientists across Dow AgroSciences R&D. Key job responsibilities include development and application of algorithms to analyze data from various mass-spectrometry experiments. Design of biological experiments using proteomics techniques, analysis, interpretation and presentation of results are also expected; as well as to act as a guide for the ongoing research process.
The candidate will also be expected to identify and implement new quantitative methods that improve the integrity and efficiency of Dow AgroSciences product development cycle. Demonstrated ability to write scientific papers is also desirable. Strong communication skills are essential along with an ability to collaborate effectively with both laboratory and field scientists.
- Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computational biology, computer sciences, mathematics, physics, bioengineering, statistics, bioinformatics or closely related field.
- A solid foundation in proteomics is required.