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STODOLSKY at OERV01.ER.DOE.GOV STODOLSKY at OERV01.ER.DOE.GOV
Thu Jan 17 14:42:16 EST 1991


Please forward the following DOE job advertisement on appropriate
sections of BIONET        Marvin Stodolsky, OHER/DOE 
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The Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) of the
Department of Energy is seeking to fill a staff position for a
computer scientist.  Initial applications need only contain a
Curriculum Vitae and a short Letter of Intent. They should
preferably be received at OHER by January 25, 1991, for transfer
from OHER to a Federal Job Fair being held on January 28-29.  This
route allows a rapid hiring process of a few months.

An adequate letter of intent format is:
                                  
                                  ADDRESS
                                  January __, 1991

      Dr. David J. Galas, Associate Director   
      Office of Health and Environmental Research
      US Department of Energy
      Washington, DC 20545-0001 
      Dear Dr. Galas,

      I am submitting an application for the position of Computer
      Scientist, GS-1550-15.  Enclosed is my Curriculum Vitae.  A
      Federal Job Application Form 171 will follow.
 
                                  Sincerely:

                                  YOUR NAME 


Use of an Express Mail service for delivery to DOE is recommended. 
E-mail is a fall back.  Address mail to Marvin Stodolsky, who will
expedite applications at OHER.

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E-mail on Internet:  stodolsky at oerv01.er.doe.gov

telephones are   301-353-4475 or fts 233-4475  

 facsimile: 301-353-5051 or fts 233-5051
verication:  "   "  3764         "  3764    

EXPRESS MAIL address:         US Postal Service address:        
_________________________     __________________________        
M. Stodolsky, phn 34475       M. Stodolsky                      
Dept. of Energy               Dept. of Energy                   
ER-72 GTN                     ER-72 GTN                         
19901 Germantown Rd.          Washington DC  20545-0001         
Germantown, MD  20874         USA.                              
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JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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Biologist, GS-401-13
Health Effects Research Division
Office of Health & Environmental Research
Office of Energy Research


INTRODUCTION

The mission of the Office of Health and Environmental Research
(OHER) is to achieve understanding of health and environmental
effects associated with energy technologies and to develop and
maintain basic and applied research programs at the frontiers of
the biomedical and environmental sciences in which the Department
has responsibilities or unique capabilities.  Emphasis is given to
long-term research that is comprehensive and multi-disciplinary in
scope and quantitative and mechanistic in its approach to
scientific questions.

The program includes research in molecular and subcellular
mechanisms underlying human somatic and genetic processes and
their responses to environmental toxicants; in nuclear medicine
and epidemiology; in structural biology and other areas that
require the unique capabilities of the DOE laboratory system; in
atmospheric, marine and terrestrial processes; and in the
development of advanced instrumentation capabilities as required
to achieve programmatic success.

The Health Effects Research Division conducts studies of animals,
organ tissues, cells, and subcellular systems to characterize and
develop a basis for understanding biological phenomena used in
predicting human health effects from exposure to energy pollutants
in situations where human exposure data are lacking; determines
the toxicity of chemical and physical agents, characterizes
adverse health effects, elucidates fundamental molecular and
cellular mechanisms underlying toxicity, develops methods for
early detection of health effects, obtains quantitative data on
dose-response relationships, and validates predictive estimates
against available epidemiological and clinical data from studies
on humans; and conducts a basic biological research program to
support this mission-oriented function.  Major emphasis is given
to selected areas of research in cell biology, biophysics, and
genetics to elucidate the normal structure and function of key
biological systems to provide a conceptual basis for better
understanding and predicting the health risks of energy
activities.

The purpose of this position is to perform scientific and
professional work in the Human Genome Program by reviewing,
analyzing, and evaluating research and related activities in
support of the program's objectives.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Directs, analyzes, and evlauates research dealing with
molecular biology, technology development, and computer science. 
The nature assignment involves a considerable range of problems
peculiar to the highly intensive multidisciplinary area of human
genome research.  Maintains contacts with a variety of senior
investigators at DOE multiprogram laboratories as well as
universities, medical schools, and other research institutions;
with senior scientists and administrators of other Federal
agencies; ad with eminent scientists in the national/international
scientific community to coordinate the direction, analysis, and
evaluation of research efforts.

2.   Applies, adapts, and modifies a wide range of methods,
procedures, and techniques to interpret findings on the basis of
scientific implications involved.  Develops methods of analysis,
and negotiates solutions to controversial scientific and technical
problems.  Establishes schedules and formulates budget
requirements.  Reviews, analyzes, and assesses Departmental
orders, directives, and other issuances governing management
procedures and policies affecting the Human Genome Program to
determine their impact on current research operations.

3.   Based on information developed by contacts with officials of
other Federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health,
the National Science Foundation, the Department of Agriculture,
the private Howard Hughes Medical Institute, or DOE multiprogram
laboratories, and on information contained in office files,
develops written material for inclusion in reports to Departmental
officials and those of other agencies.

4.   Responds to general, technical, and/or scientific inquiries
from the general public, the scientific community, the press,
private industry, interest groups, and the like concerning
questions peculiar to the mission, research activities, and
related matters of the Human Genome Program, its program report,
newsletters, etc.  Research, develops, and drafts background
information for speeches, briefings, and presentations to be given
by the Human Genome Program Manager and other program officials. 
Periodically updates material to reflect current status of program
activities based upon information garnered in meetings with staff
and laboratory officials.

5.   Coordinates all activities related to the program's
coordinating  committee, contractor workshops, seminars,
briefings, program reviews, and other meetings to assure program
integrity and direction. Participates in regular program staff
meetings, and renders advisory reports pertaining to assigned area
of responsibility.

6.   Serves as the alternate official scientific liaison
representative concerning program matters between DOE and other
Federal agencies. Attends interagency meetings, reviews criteria
documents of these agencies, facilitates information and
technology transfer, and assists in coordinating research
activities aimed at minimizing duplication of effort.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

Mastery of general biological science principles, theories,
practices, and established methodology to perform the full range
of duties involved in direct, analyze, and evaluate research
dealing with molecular biology, technology development, and
computer science.

Professional knowledge of the principles, practices, theories, and
practices of other scientific and/or engineering fields, e.g.,
microbiology, genetics, computer and electronics engineering,
biomedical engineering, physics, biochemistry, mathematics, and
the computer sciences.

Knowledge and understanding of pertinent basic statistical,
accounting, budget, and program analysis principles and techniques
to analyze operating programs, to make recommendations, and to
formulate and prepare budgets.

Analytical ability.

Skill in written and oral expression.

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Computer Scientist, GS-1550-15
Health Effects Research Division
Office of Health and Environmental Research
Office of Energy Research


INTRODUCTION

The mission of the Office of Health and Environmental Research
(OHER) is to achieve understanding of health and environmental
effects associated with energy technologies and to develop and
maintain basic and applied research programs at the frontiers of
the biomedical and environmental sciences in which the Department
has responsibilities or unique capabilities.  Emphasis is given to
long-term research that is comprehensive and multi-disciplinary in
scope and quantitative and mechanistic in its approach to
scientific questions.

The program includes research in atmospheric, marine and
terrestrial processes; in molecular and subcellular mechanisms
underlying human somatic and genetic processes and their responses
to environmental toxicants; in nuclear medicine and epidemiology;
in structural biology and other areas that require the unique
capabilities of the DOE laboratory system; and in the development
of advanced instrumentation capabilities as required to achieve
programmatic success.

OHER fulfills the national leadership role in the Federal support
of research to determine the linkage between the rise in
greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, and regional and
global climate change.  It transfers to the academic and private
sectors the tools and technologies developed by the scientific
program; and ensures the development of future health science
manpower in areas of Departmental responsibility by appropriate
support to universities, and by stimulating access to advanced
multi-user research facilities at the national laboratories.

The Health Effects Research Division, OHER, is responsible for
conducting studies of animals, organs, tissues, cells, and
subcellular systems to characterize and develop a basis for
understanding biological phenomena used in predicting human health
effects from exposure to energy pollutants in situations where
human exposure data are lacking.  HERD is also responsible for
conducting a basic biological research program to support this
mission- oriented function, and to utilize unique DOE research
resources and capabilities to advance the biomedical sciences. 
The OHER Human Genome Program is part of the basic research
program and a major part of that Program resides in HERD.


The purpose of this position is to provide technical
administration of all aspects of a broad and complex program of
research in development and application of advanced computer
sciences as related to the conduct and management of life sciences
and environmental research.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 1.  Serves as an internationally recognized authority in computer
sciences to advance health and environmental research. 
Responsible for administering a research program concerned with
the development and application of advanced computer sciences
peculiar to the conduct and management of life sciences and
environmental research.  The nature of assignment involves
managing research pertaining to the development of comprehensive
biological data bases, particularly DNA sequences, as well as
computational tools to analyze and interpret data compilations;
networking data bases; computational techniques to predict
biological structure and to identify structure-function
relationships; applications of imaging science in biomedical
research; and advanced approaches to environmental modelling.

 2.  Establishes the goals and objectives of the OHER/HERD
computer applications programs.  Formulates, plans, implements,
and manages the research program to provide maximum support to
both the short- and long- range requirements.  Periodically
reviews program content and progress to insure that program
remains current and responsive to OHER needs. Conducts peer
reviews to obtain expert judgments and to make changes, additions
and deletions, to the program as required.

 3.  Organizes and conducts visits to DOE's multidisciplinary
laboratories and to universities, small businesses, and other
contractors to evaluate the scientific quality and progress of
their research programs and projects. Organizes, leads and/or
participates in workshops and meetings of departmental, national,
or interagency level to foster scientific discussions and
interchange in existing program areas, and to formulate new
programs in response to new recognized Departmental or national
needs.  Receives and reviews reports concerning research programs
from national laboratories, universities and other sources, and
recommends appropriate action to OHER program officials.  Also,
arranges for reviews by qualified external reviewers.

 4.  Serves as a member of the OHER Human Genome Task Group, and
participates in the development of program plans, the preparation
of program solicitations, and requests for proposals. 
Participates in site visits and peer reviews to assure that OHER
projects are of the highest scientific quality and relevant to
programmatic objectives.  Exercises primary responsibility for
data base development, data analysis, and computerized management
tools.  Represents OHER on the ER Network Advisory Committee, the
Gen Bank Advisors Committee and the Gen Bank Sponsors Forum. 
Also, serves on the OHER Structural Biology Task Group, and has
particular responsibility for the development of computational
resources and techniques, i.e., parallel processing capability and
software, to elucidate biological structures and to establish
structure- function relationships.

 5.  Maintains liaison with the technical staff of other Federal
agencies, notably NIH, NLM, NSF and USDA, and meets periodically
to discuss programs of mutual interest, to present OHER program
plans, and to coordinate research activities.

 6.  Prepares budget and program justifications, and meets with
DOE budget review committee and OMB staff to justify programs. 
Also, meets with advisory committee staff, and appears at
Congressional hearings when requested to report on research. 
Assists the Division Director or higher level managers in
preparing materials for their appearances at Congressional
hearings.

     Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

Mastery of the advanced principles and practices of computer
science, including underlying mathematics, concepts, and
principles, current hardware systems and strategies for software
development in order to maintain a scientifically sound program in
computer applications.

Knowledge of the construction of large scale data bases and
information systems, networking of data bases, and the
computational tools needed to search and analyze data bases.

Knowledge and understanding of the requirements for and uses of
biological data bases including genetic maps, physical maps, DNA
sequence data, and structural configurations.


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Radiation Biologist, GS-00401-15
Health Effects Research Division
Office of Health & Environmental Research
Office of Energy Research


INTRODUCTION

The Health Effects Research Division (HERD) is a component of the
Office of Health and Environmental Research, Office of Energy
Research.  The HERD is responsible for a program of toxicological,
genetic and cancer research in experimental biological systems. 
The work of this Division is closely related to the research in
human populations in the Human Health and Assessment Division. 
These Divisions evaluate the needs of the Department's energy 
technology development programs for research related to health
risk from hazardous environmental agents.

This position is a principal focus of responsibility for planning,
implementation, review and evaluation of the Department's national
program in nuclear-fission and nuclear-fusion energy related
health effects research.  It requires a broadly based scientific
experience and knowledge in radiation biology and other
environmental health sciences with a background of nationally and
internationally recognized research achievement. Recommendations
and decisions deal with highly complex and important technical
problems involving many areas of uncertainty.  The position spans
the full range of responsibilities pertinent to directing a major
health-oriented research program.  It involves considerable
interaction with a variety of senior technical specialists and
officials at DOE laboratories as well as universities and other
offsite institutions, top management at current or potential
contractor organizations, senior officials at other
health-oriented Federal agencies, and other eminent scientists in
the national scientific community.  The evaluation and
coordination of a research program responsive to Department needs
and to the National Energy Plan requires employment of independent
authoritative judgment subject only to policy reviews.

MAJOR DUTIES

1.   Develops and technically supervises a multimillion dollar
health effects program of research that addresses the needs of the
Department's  technology RD&D programs in the nuclear fission and
nuclear fusion areas and includes responsibility for establishing
program objectives, technical and management strategies to be
employed, priorities, timelines, and evaluation criteria. 
Develops approaches for evaluating progress of research.  The
nature of the research is such that subjective evaluation by
groups of scientists working in specialized fields must be
elicited and combined with systematic evaluation approaches
devised and implemented by the program manager.  This requires a
broad and indepth scientific expertise and knowledge in a number
of radiation biology and other environmental health sciences areas
and of the individual researchers in the fields.

2.   Coordinates the nuclear-related health effects program with
other offices, programs and divisions within the Department;
through periodic meetings with senior officials, coordinates the
Department's program with other Federal agencies (such as EPA,
BRH, NIH, and NRC) having responsibilities in the radiation
bioeffects area.  Responsibility includes keeping top management
of the Department informed of issues and policy matters relating
to health impacts of nuclear (fission and fusion) energy.

3.   Using both broad knowledge and contacts with other
authorities in radiation biology (and allied fields), reviews (for
scientific merit, technical feasibility, and relevance to DOE
needs), technically evaluates and recommends action on
radiobiologic and other research proposals submitted by DOE
laboratories, universities, research institutions and other
research organizations in the United States and foreign countries.

4.   Organizes site visits and program reviews as necessary to
evaluate ongoing or proposed research, recommending changes and
other Division, Office and Department actions to ensure quality
and appropriateness of effort.

5.   Organizes occasional workshops at DOE Headquarters,
universities, DOE or other laboratories, or other appropriate
locations for the purpose of reviewing the current state of
knowledge in a particular scientific area, defining DOE needs for
new or additional research, or addressing program priorities.

6.   Through knowledge of the current state of research in
radiation biology and allied fields, provides advice at all levels
of OHER and ER regarding requirements, priorities, and impacts of
the OHER program plan; suggests fields of DOE interest and
establishes criteria for the evaluation of research; actively
participates in the preparation and justification of appropriate
HERD categories of the annual OHER budget submission and Program
Planning and Budgeting System documents, including preparation of
onsite program assumptions for research in incumbent's  fields of
expertise.

7.   Reviews reports and documents from diverse sources, within
and outside the Department, for technical accuracy,
appropriateness, impacts and implications; cooperates with
counterparts in other divisions and offices in their preparation,
or provides comments and opinions as appropriate.

8.   Meets with organizations, officials, and scientists of
foreign countries to assist in supplying information concerning
research related to nuclear-related health effects.  While acting
in this capacity of Division or Office representative at meetings,
or in connection with other contacts made as a result of regular
duties, makes recommendations for appropriate actions.  Serves as
spokesman for the Department in dealing with the scientific
community in areas of expertise and must advise the highest levels
of management in the Department on matters of critical importance.

9.   Prepares budget and program justifications and meets with the
DOE Budget Review Committee and OMB staff to justify programs. 
Meets with advisory committees and appears at Congressional
hearings when requested to report on research related to
nuclear-related health effects or assists the Division Director or
higher level managers in preparing materials for their appearances
at Congressional hearings.




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