Bennett Aerospace

Scientific Programmer

5 months ago(7/12/2017 4:36 PM)
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About Us:


Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


Job Description:


Bennett Aerospace, Inchas an opening for a highly motivated Scientific Programmer for the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), in execution of its mission in Vicksburg, MS.  The Candidate will work from a remote location in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.


The successful candidate shall provide all labor and expertise needed to support and execute bioinformatics analyses for this project.


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Core duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned

  • The successful candidate will be able to work independently from a remote location (telework) with government information systems and tools.
  • Will require innovative and independent approaches to managing and completing project tasks.
  • Candidate will have experience using R.  
  • Additionally, will have experience with coding in Python, Ruby, Lua, Go, or a similar high level language.
  • Provide technical information as to the proper use of R packages and information about parameters and functions.  
  • Will develop binding site models for protein receptors that may be activated or inhibited by military relevant chemicals such as 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene.
  • Analyze transcriptomic and in vitro high throughput screening data.  
  • Will also encode biological information into the Adverse Outcome Pathway Ontology and the Developmental Toxicology Ontology.  
  • The employee will prepare reports and manuscripts explaining results of research efforts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.


Job Requirements


Education and Experience:

  • BS (required) in computer science, MS (preferred) with at least 3 years of experience.
  • Experience in writing, modifying, and debugging software for client applications. Use source debuggers and visual development environments. Test and document software for client applications. Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services

Preferred Training and Experience:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Python
  • Ruby on Rails
  • R
  • Go
  • Lua
  • Biological Coding

Travel Requirements:

  • Non local travel to attend meetings within the government and with project stakeholders may be required

Medical Screening Requirements:

  • SMA 21 blood panel
  • General health screening including vision and hearing baseline screenings

Security Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a background security screening

Abilities and Skills:

  • Able to work with diverse technical and administrative teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at improving overall program success.
  • Must be articulate, adaptable, and able to work with a variety of research professionals in academia, government, and industry.
  • Strong intellectual interest in computer and scientific disciplines;
  • Exceptionally Strong written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Able to initiate open discussion with internal and external customers to understand and troubleshoot problems; and
  • Excellent administrative computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and e-mail software. Expert in spreadsheet development, manipulation, and management also highly desired.


  • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
  • Comprehensive benefits package available

About the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC):


The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is one of the premier engineering and scientific research organizations in the world.  As the research organization of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC conducts R&D in support of the Soldier, military installations, and civil works projects (water resources, environmental missions, etc.) as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industry through innovative work agreements.  ERDC research is developing innovative solutions for a safer, better world.


ERDC labs collaborate to address R&D in four major areas:  Military Engineering; Geospatial Research and Engineering; Environmental Quality/Installations; and Civil Works/Water Resources.  ERDC has seven laboratories in four states:  Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Ill.; Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H.; Topographic Engineering Center in Alexandria, Va.; and the Coastal and Hydraulics, Geotechnical and Structures, Environmental, and Information Technology Laboratories in Vicksburg, Miss.  ERDC has a staff of approximately 2,500 federal employees and contractors, and an annual research program exceeding $1.1 billion.


ERDC R&D focuses on five primary technical areas to support the Army and the Corps:

  • Warfighter Support – geospatial information; system development; operational support; force protection; and force projection and sustainment
  • Installations – transformation; operations; and environmental issues
  • Environment – remediation and restoration; land planning, stewardship and management; threatened and endangered species; and cultural resources
  • Water Resources – infrastructure, water resources, environmental issues, and navigation; and flood control and storm damage reduction
  • Information Technology – informatics; geospatial technologies; computational services; high-performance computing applications


ERDC manages five major Department of Defense Supercomputer Resource Centers and hosts one of the centers at its Vicksburg site.  ERDC supercomputers are some of the most powerful and fastest in the world, with a capability of 1.3 quadrillion calculations per second (this capability will be enhanced to 3.5 quadrillion in June 2015).  Other unique and world-class facilities include the world’s most powerful centrifuge, blast effects facilities, physical models of river and coastal projects, endangered species laboratories, heavy vehicle simulators, hazardous waste research laboratories, frost and ice engineering facilities, and an 1800-foot coastal research pier.


Even with state-of-the art facilities and cutting edge technologies, ERDC’s most impressive asset is its people – the expertise and education of its research team allows ERDC to provide solutions to our nation’s most complex challenges.  The ERDC staff includes more than 1,020 engineers and scientists, many with advanced degrees (32% hold doctorates and 45% hold master’s degrees).  ERDC outreach and partnering efforts result in numerous cooperative R&D agreements engaging leading experts from academia, private industry, and other agencies. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



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