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

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


JOB TITLE: Bioinformatician

POSITION NUMBER: 2111-10723-BioI-1

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Position is filled

TRAVEL: Domestic and International travel may be required to fulfill the requirements of the position.

ASRT, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of ASRT, Inc. and will be assigned to the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch (EDLB), Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide epidemiological and laboratory capacity support.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Bioinformatician will provide support for the analysis, management and collection of various forms of laboratory data. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of statistical analysis techniques and bioinformatics tools for the analysis of program generated laboratory data.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Performs laboratory procedures in compliance with the Quality Management System and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains safe work environment and necessary inventory of supplies to maintain laboratory readiness for research and outbreak investigations.
  • Maintains accurate records of conventional and/or molecular microbiologic testing, outbreak detection, and surveillance activities in compliance with the Quality Management System.
  • Assists with outbreak response activities during national and international foodborne disease outbreaks.
  • Fulfills mandatory BioSafety and IT security training requirements.
  • Provide training to enhance the capacity of the local/international public health sector.
  • Provide outbreak response analysis efforts during national and international foodborne disease outbreaks.
    • Present findings at scientific meetings (not conferences) - Integrated Conference Approval Portal is required before any presentations on the findings are conducted at any scientific meetings.
  • Support coordinating activities related to the Investigation and Prevention of Reoccurring, Emerging, and Persisting (REP) pilot program within DFWED.
  • Effectively work and communicate with staff from EDLB (PulseNet/NARST/BIOME), other branches (EDEB/ORPB/WDPB) within DFWED, and external partners (e.g., FDA, USDA) in the investigation and coordination of REP strains.
  • Analyze data related to REP strains and investigations working with them.
  • Assist with the development of processes to designate REP strains in coordination with other Branches.
  • Explore ways to improve existing REP code designations and work with others to identify new potential REP strains.
  • Help develop clearance, and implementation of a public communication strategy and process, including web templates and materials.
  • Assist in the identification of prevention opportunities, intervention strategies, implementation, and process evaluation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree, or other advanced degree, in public health, epidemiology, computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, biological sciences or a field related to the requirements of the position.

Required:

  • Demonstrated experience with a broad range of data analysis and management and skills and working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience with development and management of a complex relational database.
  • Experience working with statistical software such as SAS, R, Stata, or similar software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel.
  • Organizational skills demonstrating high attention to detail and the ability to organize multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work independently and yet maintain the flexibility to respond to requests for support of ongoing projects.

Desirable:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfort working in a fast paced and highly interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience scripting in at least one language (Python, R, or shell preferred).
  • Basic statistics training.
  • Familiarity with the following is helpful:
    • UNIX command line bioinformatics tools
    • Use of version control systems and code repositories (e.g., GitHub)
    • Analysis of next generation sequencing data, including QC, alignment, quantification, or phylogeny tools

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.