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ASRT Inc.
  • 15-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Company Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD


JOB TITLE: Bioinformatician

POSITION NUMBER: 2111-00010-BioI-01

POSITION LOCATION: Bethesda, MD, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: Two weeks after candidate identification

TRAVEL: Domestic travel as required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

ASRT, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of NIMHD/NIH and will be assigned to the campus of the National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Bioinformatician will provide bioinformatics support services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform quality control, variant calling, annotation and analysis
  • Consult with internal and external partners on genomic project planning and management.
  • Manage genome sequence files and databases, including uploads to NCBI or other similar sequence data banks.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of tools and reference databases for genomic analysis of clinical, animal, and environmental samples.
  • Assist with developing standard operating procedures for bioinformatics analyses.
  • Prepare and deliver clear, concise and accurate reports, presentations, and scientific manuscripts.
  • Utilize knowledge in programming languages including, but not limited to, Python, Perl, R, and/or Java.
  • Travel to present scientific findings at annual scientific meetings and conferences as assigned by the Principal Investigator or to assist with training or responses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in bioinformatics, or Master's degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry, computer science, computational biology mathematics or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and at least 24 semester hours in machine learning, statistics, bioinformatics, and/or informatics.

Required:

  • Strong quantitative skills, including proficiency in R; relational database management systems; and standard Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills, including experience developing communication tools such as scientific manuscripts, presentations, and posters.
  • Excellent skills for preparing written documents and giving oral presentations.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to comfortably multi-task.
  • At least 2-3 years of prior experience in applying machine learning algorithms in the area of large-scale genomic problems, preferably in the human genomics area
  • Strong demonstrable experience in programming languages and software packages; able to develop novel bioinformatics pipeline, distributable packages and modules
  • Ability to configure and maintain a Unix/Linux bioinformatics computing environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desirable:

  • Experience working with a diverse interdisciplinary team.

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

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ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Other Requirements:

Background Check: Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Security Clearance: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and background check to meet eligibility requirements for access a government worksite and to access classified information.