[Computational-biology] Computational Biologist Position at Dow AgroSciences

Caraviello, Daniel (D) via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by DCaraviello from dow.com)
Fri Aug 24 08:35:57 EST 2007


Dow AgroSciences seeks a Computational Biologist to assist in the
analyses of biological datasets.  This position is located in
Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer sciences, bioinformatics,
computational biology, statistics or closely related field, with
emphasis in machine learning. A solid foundation on statistics is
preferred. 

The successful candidate will join the R&D Operational Excellence
function and will work closely with scientists in the company's Plant
Genetics & Biotechnology R&D organization. Key job responsibilities will
include development and application of machine learning and statistical
algorithms and software to mine biological datasets. Extensive
development of software to integrate and automate data for mining is
also expected. Topics of interest include bioinformatics, Bayesian
networks, support vector machines, instance-based algorithms, decision
trees, neural networks, text mining, mixed models, spatial models, and
time-series modeling. Analysis of biological experiments, 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. 

Please visit www.dowagro.com/careers to apply online for this position.
The deadline for the submission of applications is September 1, 2007. 

Dow AgroSciences is an equal opportunity employer offering excellent
career opportunities, as well as competitive compensation and benefits
package. We seek motivated individuals to join a growing team in Dow
AgroSciences.

Dow AgroSciences, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical
Company, is a top tier agricultural company providing innovative crop
protection, pest and vegetation management, seed, and agricultural
biotechnology solutions to serve the world's growing population.  We do
this through a people-centric performance culture, through our
commitments to sustainable development and environmental stewardship,
and through collaborations with world-class institutions.


Daniel Caraviello
Statistical geneticist
R&D Operational Excellence

Dow AgroSciences LLC
9330 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-337-5958 Office
dcaraviello from dow.com



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