Mgr II, Bioinformatics
Job ID: req3642
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Bioinformatics and Computational Science
Facility: Telework: US
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.
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.
The Bioinformatics and Computational Science (BACS) Directorate works collaboratively and helps to fulfill the mission of Frederick National Laboratory in the areas of bioinformatics and computational science by developing and applying world-leading computing technologies to basic and applied biomedical research challenges, data science, supporting critical operations, developing and delivering national data resources, and utilizing leading-edge software.
The Center for Technical Operations Support (CTOS) group implements and manages software projects primarily sponsored by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT). The work is primarily focused on successfully delivering software projects with development on local servers or the cloud. The projects are very diverse, typically merging science and IT, involve multiple stakeholders, and engineering can involve subcontractors. CTOS works collaboratively with the NCI to define the requirements and deliver a successful project.
- Elicit, record, and maintain clear requirements for data systems and other processes by working directly with NCI project leads and other client stakeholders
- Work with Technical Project Manager to ensure client requirements are communicated clearly to subcontractors or CTOS engineers
- Maintain documentation of key business analytical decisions and outcomes of deliberations with project stakeholders and CTOS team leads
- Regularly report on design, development, data onboarding, and data use progress and issues arising in relevant projects. Reports may be oral or written, internal to team or external to stakeholders
- Provide subject matter expertise in scientific and technical areas to team members as part of regular project duties
- Support data validation, curation, and ingestion processes by participating in system design and evaluation, and creating and implementing software programs as needed
- Participate in broader, internal strategic discussions as a subject matter expert
- Consult with principal investigators, laboratory personnel, and/or other data submitters or users from time to time as required to support acquisition or use of data in project systems (“Tier III support”)
- Other duties as required
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
- Possession of a PhD from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- A minimum of 8 years of experience in a scientific or technical environment
- Experience supporting projects involving Federal agencies
- Experience with management, design, or development of large public genomic or immunological data repositories
- Familiarity with cancer biology and/or cancer genomics
- Experience working in a matrix-management environment
- Experience developing and sustaining scientific and technical collaborations
- Ability to work with ease in a fast paced, agile environment
- Self-motivated and results-oriented, able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
- Ability to identify both technical and human communication issues and independently apply problem solving skills to achieve a robust resolution
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of stakeholders
Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.