Computational Mass Spectrometry Graduate Scholar

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Job Title: Computational Mass Spectrometry Graduate Scholar
Location: West Sacramento, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.


Computational Mass Spectrometry Graduate Scholar 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Computational Mass Spectrometry Graduate Scholar, are to: 


  • Proactively identify and incorporate tools to integrate computational, structural, and functional genomics for the discovery, biosynthesis and characterization of genetically encoded small molecules from microbial sources;
  • Support the development and application of tools to facilitate the structural elucidation of small molecules utilizing mass spectrometry and genomics;
  • Leverage knowledge of natural product enzymes from validated biosynthetic pathways to predict chemical transformations encoded by gene clusters and match these to chemical products observed in the metabolome;
  • Support the implementation of software to streamline data processing, data mining, and biomarker identification;
  • Design and implement workflows for pathway analysis to inform discovery and fermentation optimization;
  • Develop, improve, and deploy informatics pipelines to analyze and compare mass spectrometry-based metabolomics data.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Master of Science in field of expertise, with at least one year of relevant experience OR Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Programming, Metabolomics, Computational Biology, Chemical Biology or related disciplines with at least one year of experience;
  • Research experience in field of expertise;
  • Broad understanding of scientific principles;
  • Be able to conceptualize, design, and execute experiments that address research questions;
  • Proficiency with experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific instrumentation;
  • Highly collaborative person with strong propensity for teamwork;
  • Demonstrable expertise in working with metabolomics and/or genomic data;
  • Strong background in natural products chemistry and biosynthesis;
  • Be able to independently develop automated analysis pipelines from mass spectrometry data;
  • Affinity with (microbial) metabolism and omics analyses;
  • Have familiarity with untargeted metabolomics workflows and MS-based structure elucidation of secondary metabolites;
  • Experience with modern data acquisition and analysis software;
  • Proven proficiency in programming languages and platforms commonly used in Bioinformatics (Python, R, Matlab);
  • A strong working knowledge of statistics and mathematical skills;
  • Creative and flexible thinking;
  • Strong communication skills to present scientific results clearly and concisely;
  • Proficient in data recording, analysis, interpretation, and management.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence;
  • Wet-lab experience in natural products and mass spectrometry.


This position may offer Visa Sponsorship assistance

This position may offer domestic relocation assistance




Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: West Sacramento     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 490363     
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Job Post Date: 10/14/21
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