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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Computational Metrology for Systems Biology and Medicine

Location

Information Technology Laboratory, Software and Systems Division

opportunity location
50.77.51.B7527 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

name email phone
Peter Bajcsy peter.bajcsy@nist.gov 301.975.2958
Ram D. Sriram sriram@nist.gov 301.975.3507

Description

Systems biology involves gathering comprehensive sets of data that define and quantify the elements of a particular biological system and computationally analyzing these data sets to establish functional and dynamic connections. The premise is that no molecule in biology acts alone. There are thousands of cause-and-effect interactions that occur. Understanding of those interactions and their effect on the biological system is enabled through massive integration of data–experimental and theoretical. Systems biology in a clinical context is called systems medicine. Representative research areas of interest in systems biology and medicine are standards for sharing data across different hardware, software, operating systems, etc; tools that will aid in data collection at a volume and quality that is consistent with the use of statistical methods; machine learning techniques for knowledge discovery; protein-protein interaction network analysis; novel algorithms for next generation DNA sequencing; evaluation and testing ontologies for describing and organizing biological and medical information; and languages for capturing bio-informatics analyses and computational processes

 

key words
Systems biology; Machine learning; Statistical methods; Ontologies; Testing; Next generation DNA sequencing; Protein-protein interaction networks; Standards;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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