[Computational-biology] Computational Biologist position at Dow AgroSciences

Caraviello, Daniel (D) via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by DCaraviello from dow.com)
Wed Apr 9 12:13:06 EST 2008


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, and mixed models. 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 May 10, 2008.

Dow AgroSciences, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical
Company, one of the top companies for research and development in the
US. 

Dow AgroSciences, LLC 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.

Dow AgroSciences is an equal opportunity employer offering excellent
career opportunities, as well as competitive compensation and benefits
package. 


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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