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    Summary

    As an APHIS Science Fellow Biologist (Bioinformatics) you will be a member of a team responsible for developing methods of vaccine development by generating serological and immunological profiles and data for the training of Machine Learning models.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop the methods and protocol for generating phage display libraries against anti-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus antisera
    • Identify, and obtain relevant samples for producing epitope mapping profiles which relate to the goal of epitope profiling vaccine generated antisera
    • Generate multiple phage display libraries for downstream sequencing using next-generation sequencing methods
    • Standard molecular methods including nucleic acid extraction, RT-PCR, conventional PCR, nucleic acid quantification and size evaluation
    • Prepare sequencing libraries for various platforms, including Illumina, Oxford Nanopore, and traditional Sanger sequencing
    • Identify, import and install basic bioinformatics tools as needed
    • Preparing data for Machine Learning model integration

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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