Bioinformatics Analyst II
Job ID: req2918
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Bioinformatics and Computational Science
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 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.
Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.
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.
The Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) 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.
The Advanced Biomedical and Computational Science (ABCS) group is a part of BIDS within Leidos Biomedical Research as a technological hub of translational scientists with expertise in structural biology, biology, chemistry, imaging, and informatics. ABCS develops state-of-the-art technologies in large-scale data modeling, analysis, and integration and supports the scientific research at the Frederick National Lab by helping translate scientific questions to technical solutions for cancer and biomedical research.
The Laboratory of Pathology (LP), NCI, has implemented the Comprehensive Oncologic Molecular Pathology and Sequencing Service (NCI-COMPASS). The goal of NCI-COMPASS is to provide state of the art clinical sequencing services to CCR PIs. To this end, the NCI-COMPASS program is developing large NGS panels, as well as additional cancer -omics technologies to establish a CLIA-certified and College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited program to support precision cancer diagnostics.
The Bioinformatics Analyst II is responsible for providing collaborative bioinformatics support within the NCI-COMPASS program, Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute (NCI). S/he is responsible for:
- Analysis and interpretation of high-throughput biomedical data generated by microarray, next-generation sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics platforms
- Designing, developing and deploying robust workflows, as well as custom scripts, to support the analysis of high-throughput data
- Mining publicly available biological data to generate novel hypotheses or insights
- Presenting analysis results, in a clear and concise manner, to an audience not familiar with bioinformatics and
- Developing analytical workflows for new sequencing technologies
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Coordinate activities among other groups located at the Bethesda, Frederick, Rockville and Gaithersburg NCI campuses
- Follow sound scientific practices
- Maintain effective documentation of activities and analyses
- Majority of time will be spent on the main NIH campus in Bethesda
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
- Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
- In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible relevant experience
- Some knowledge of Unix command line or scripting languages
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- A Masters’ or PhD degree in any quantitative science is preferred
- Commitment to solving biological problems and communicating these solutions
- Ability to multi-task across projects
- Experience in creating NGS workflows on HPC or Cloud environments
- Management of large genomic data sets including integration with data available from public sources
- Prior customer-facing role
- Record of scientific achievements including journal publications and conference presentations
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