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ASRT Inc.
  • 01-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

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


JOB TITLE: Bioinformatician

POSITION NUMBER: 2203-99999-BioI-T1A

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: Two weeks after candidate identification

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 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 Mycotic Diseases Branch (MDB), 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 Bioinformaticians will provide technical and intellectual support for whole genome sequencing analysis, metagenomic analysis, and genome-based typing systems to improve molecular detection of waterborne and environmentally acquired diseases.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and implements tools and reference databases for genomic analysis of eukaryotic pathogens in clinical and animal samples for CDS.
  • Design and implements bioinformatics characterization tools for eukaryotic waterborne pathogens to assist with outbreak and surveillance activities leverage NGS technologies.
  • Performs quality control, assembly, annotation and analysis of isolate-based microbial genome sequences.
  • Consults with internal and external partners on isolate-based genomic project planning and management.
  • Manages high-throughput sequencing raw and analytic data files, databases, including uploads to NCBI or other similar sequencing repositories.
  • Develops WGS and wgMLST tools for eukaryotic waterborne pathogens.
  • Assists with developing standard operating procedures for isolate-based bioinformatics analyses.
  • Prepares and delivers clear, concise and accurate sample analysis and bioinformatics reports, presentations, and scientific manuscripts.
  • Assists with waterborne and environmental outbreak response by analyzing isolate-based genomic data from outbreak samples.
  • Knowledge in utilization of high-performance computing environments, cloud computing, software and programming applications like, Python, R, Perl, open-source bioinformatics tools such as - Bowtie2, Velvet, Spades, Prodigal; Software/Code versioning such as - GitLab, GitHub, Workflow Managers/ Containerization tools such as - Docker, SnakeMake, Singularity.
  • Travels to present scientific findings at annual scientific meetings and conferences as assigned by the Principal Investigator or to assist with training. Conferences included are Sequencing, Finishing, and Analysis in the Future Meeting; ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics Pipelines; International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology; International R User Conference; and Oxford Nanopore User Group Meetings.
  • Telework may be considered for staff not needing to be physically present to conduct their duties or in the event of campus closures.

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 implementation of bioinformatic tools.
  • Familiar with programing applications including Python, R, Perl and other open-source bioinformatics tools
  • Experience with the analysis of next generation sequencing data, including QC, alignment, quantification, or phylogeny tools
  • Experience writing and developing bioinformatic reports, presentations and manuscripts for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
  • 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)

Language Skills:

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

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be a 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.

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.