Job:Computational Research Scientist I or II, Metabolic Network Modeling (Hybrid)
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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

This position will be in support of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) []. Performs interdisciplinary research, combining physical, computational, and life-science research to improve the efficiency and efficacy in the development of militarily relevant medical products for Force Health Protection.

HJF is seeking a Computational Research Scientist I or II to perform interdisciplinary research, combining physical, computational, and life-science research to improve the efficiency and efficacy in the development of militarily relevant medical products for Force Health Protection. Mainly works performing independent research in a focused problem area.

This opening is focused on Computational Metabolic Network Modeling. We seek to expand our efforts in computational modeling that integrates transcriptomic and metabolomic data with metabolic networks to understand human physiological processes involved in drug- and toxicant-induced liver and kidney injuries. We perform both basic and applied research in close collaboration with experimental laboratories, with the ultimate goal of developing biomarker diagnostics and countermeasures to address a diverse set of military medical problems.


Formulates research projects, develops innovative approaches, designs and implements experimental protocols related to computational models.

Continuously surveys the scientific literature to generate novel ideas and advance projects and programs. Develops necessary new technologies and protocols.

Trains, and in some instances supervises, junior research scientists.

Collects, processes, and interprets experimental data and model outputs. Presents research methods and scientific concepts at appropriate scientific conferences.

Prepares research proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and present research methods and findings at appropriate forums.

Assists in the identification, development, and maintenance of collaborations with both internal and external research groups for development of new approaches to existing research problems.

May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proven computational experience with solid knowledge of informatics tools and visualization/data mining package.

Proficiency in common database/programming/scripting languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python, Perl, Java, MATLAB, C++) and their application in biomedical research.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures. Good analytical skills. Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Assigned Lead: May recommend the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, and starting salaries; provide input on employee performance evaluations.


Education and Experience

Doctoral Degree in Computational Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer Science or related discipline is required. Level I: Minimum of 0-2 years experience required. Level II: Minimum of 3-5 years experience required.

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required. Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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