Department of Agriculture – Biologist (Computational/Bioinformatics)

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Department of Agriculture - Biologist (Computational/Bioinformatics)

Peoria, IL



This position is located in the Mycotoxin Prevention & Applied Microbiology Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in Peoria, IL.  

The incumbent is responsible for working in collaboration with laboratory scientist and other computation biologist to lead, design, conduct analyze, and interpret genomic, metagenomics, transcriptomic, metabolomics, and proteomic studies in order to develop novel solution to major agricultural problems.


  • Designs and uses computer software, algorithms, and approaches to perform bioinformatics analyses for experimental procedures, techniques, and data formats.
  • Provides training on the use of systems and programs and works with individual scientists so they can prepare pipelines in support of their research.
  • Contributes research findings through publication of journal articles, proceedings publications, presentation at national and international meetings and stakeholder workshops.
  • Plans, conducts, and reports research on the genetic and metabolic diversity of mycotoxigenic fungi and on the molecular interactions between these fungi and their plant hosts.



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit ? Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
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