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Bioinformatics Analyst - Data Scientists

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Location
Rockville, MD
Start date
Sep 2, 2022

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Discipline
Information Technology, Bioinformatics, Science/R&D
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Bioinformatics Analyst - Data Scientists

Job ID: req1171
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Bioinformatics and Computational Science
Facility: Rockville: 9605 MedCtrDr
Location: 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through the discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases. With leading science and technology, the laboratory performs basic research, supports clinical trials and drug development, develops and applies next-generation technologies to solve applied problems while serving as a national resource of high-tech facilities, while also effectively responding to emerging health threats.

The Bioinformatics and Computational Science (BACS) directorate works collaboratively and helps to fulfill the mission of Frederick National Laboratory in the areas of biomedical informatics and data science by developing and applying world leading data science and computing technologies to basic and applied biomedical research challenges, supporting critical operations, developing and delivering national data resources, and employing leading-edge software and data science to effectively enable and advance clinical trials.

The Strategic and Data Sciences Initiatives group in BACS works collaboratively to continue to accelerate cancer research with a focus on increasingly effective use of data and scalable computing while guiding development of future computational infrastructure and workforce capabilities needed to address key cancer research challenges.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Bioinformatics Analyst

  • Responsible for the analysis of bioinformatics data through the use of machine learning techniques, computational methods, and cloud resources to facilitate analysis such as next generation sequencing, functional genomics data, drug data, natural language processing, molecular dynamics simulations, and image processing
  • Provides expertise and guidance for data integration and data aggregation across multiple data types and data sources
  • Contributes with educational material and expertise for training initiatives across the program
  • Contributes to development and testing of data science workflows implemented on High Performance Computing and Cloud systems

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in areas related to life science, computer science, data science, or biomedical informatics. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education), and
  • Experience working in clinical/bioinformatics projects with a strong background in programming (e.g. Python, R, Perl, bash)
  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data formats (e.g., NGS, medical images, NLP, structural biology, molecular dynamic simulations, etc. ) and experience working with Ph.D. and M.D. researchers
  • Hands-on experience working with various life sciences research data and metadata including proteomics, genomics, image analysis, and clinical data
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn and explore technology
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • PhD preferred with degree in life sciences, computational sciences, or data sciences
  • Experience with application of machine learning / deep learning methods for medical data
  • Experience with cloud environment e.g. AWS, Azure or Google Cloud
  • Knowledge of scientific workflows development (e.g. Snakemake, Nextflow, CWL, etc.)
  • Experience with use of containers (e.g., Docker, Singularity, etc.)

This position description does not represent a specific job but represents a sourcing announcement for current and future open positions. Our positions span a wide range of skills, so candidates who express an interest may be considered for upcoming positions at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take

 

 

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Location
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick
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