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EmployerPacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location Jackson, MS USA
PostedMarch 18, 2023

Job Details


The Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) leads novel and necessary research in three core areas: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Molecular Sciences. The contributions of EBSD staff are many as we continue to elevate the impact of PNNL's science mission: to understand, predict, and control the complex adaptive systems underlying the science behind Earth, energy, and security.


We are seeking a Biostatistician with expertise in statistics who will join a talented, multi-investigator team to contribute to projects developing innovative solutions across the spectrum of 'omics technologies. The ideal applicant will have a skill set that includes a strong background in statistical theory, advanced statistical methodology including modeling, experimental design, multivariate statistics, and other advanced topics such as time series analysis, statistical learning, and Bayesian modeling. Experience in statistics applied to biology and/or mass spectrometry data (e.g. proteomics) is a plus. The ideal applicant will have experience working in interdisciplinary teams, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to translate theoretical statistics to complex and novel data.

Our dynamic, multidisciplinary environment will offer many opportunities to bridge statistics and biology together for highly impactful applications in national security, human health, environmental exposure, and chemical forensics fields. Applicants will help deliver projects to accelerate our team's goals of developing leading-edge 'omics analytics capabilities and applications for a variety of sponsors.


Minimum Qualifications:

+ BS/BA and 2 years of relevant experience -OR-

+ MS/MA -OR-

+ PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

+ PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or related field

+ Strong verbal and written communications skills

+ Demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary teams in research

+ Deep understanding of theoretical statistics

+ Experience coding in R and package development in R

+ Experience coding in Python

+ Experience using HPCs and/or cloud computing resources

**Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment**

Not applicable.

**Additional Information**

Not applicable.

**Testing Designated Position**

This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP).

**About PNNL**

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

**Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity**

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

**Drug Free Workplace**

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Beginning 05/01/23, if you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.

**Mandatory Requirements**

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a "country of risk" without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance*, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave**, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan* and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.

* Research Associates excluded.

**Once eligibility requirements are met.

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