Leveraging Chemistry Information Through Novel and Emerging Informatics - Posted May 5, 2015

Leveraging Chemistry Information Through Novel and Emerging Informatics Approaches


Brief description of research project: This research project has the goal of structuring and integrating existing Agency data and models to the wider community via EPA databases and web-applications, thus facilitating ready access, and enabling data mining and integration approaches. Specific activities will include exploiting existing ontologies to afford efficiency in data integration across and from distributed data sources including information extracted through text mining approaches. This work will therefore require the integration of existing systems and data, development of new models and delivery tools for use to the community, collaborating with external parties for data access/integration to promote greater awareness of EPA tools.

Geographical location of position: Research Triangle Park, NC

High priority research areas: Computational Chemistry

Scientific project area: Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) National Research Program

Educational requirements: PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Biological sciences, Environmental sciences, Mathematical sciences or a related discipline

Specialized training and/or experience preferred: 1) Knowledge of chemistry, cheminformatics and bioinformatics tools including workflow systems, chemistry ontologies and text-mining, data handling and integration and semantic web technologies applied to chemistry. 2) Knowledge of high performance server applications, object-oriented analysis and design and relational database design. A background in search engine and indexing technologies is very desirable. Performance optimization knowledge would also be highly valuable. 3) Knowledge of web programming development languages is desired. Specifically: ASP.NET, DHTML, XML/XSLT, PHP, JavaScript (ExtJS preferred), JSON, CSS. Programming languages required are: C, C++, C#, SQL;

Projected duration of appointment: 3 years

Paid relocation to EPA work location: Yes

Application Period Open Date: May 04, 2015

Application Period Close Date: Jun 08, 2015

Scientific contact/Principal Investigator(s)*: Sandra Roberts, robert.sandra@epa.gov, 919-541-3850




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