Bioinformatics Programmer - NIH - Bethesda, MD
Company: Kelly IT
Posted on: February 20, 2021
Bioinformatics Programmer - NIH - Bethesda, MD Kelly Government
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offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare
professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most
prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently
seeking a Bioinformatics Programmer to work onsite with the
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. OVERVIEW. This is a
long-term, open-ended contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.
- Tremendous room for personal growth and career
- Opportunity to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
the world's foremost medical research center. TASKS/SERVICES. The
- Develop and maintain whole-genome and exome variant calling
methodologies in support of multiple laboratories pursuing gene
discovery, gene therapy, and related clinical research projects
- Serve as the lead scientific programmer for The Genome
Ascertainment Consortium, a flagship effort aimed at improving our
understanding of the phenotypic consequences of genetic variation
and predicting genotypes from phenotypes. This effort involves
numerous intramural research groups at NHGRI and other NIH ICs, as
well as high-profile external clinical research partners.
- Optimize variant calling pipelines to take advantage of the NIH
Biowulf high-performance supercomputing environment, parallelizing
per-sample processing steps and designing methodologies to increase
processing speeds and reduce network overhead. This includes
working directly with NIH high-performance computing team
leadership at the NIH Center for Information Technology (CIT) to
enable and ensure that any and all required infrastructure needs
are in place for the successful execution of projects.
- Develop, implement, and maintain new web-based genome browsers
for visualizing aggregate genome and exome data, providing new
functionality to NHGRI/DIR investigators and allowing for faster
identification of mutations that may be involved in disease
- Work directly with the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)
to capitalize on the analysis and visualization of data derived
from emerging sequencing methodologies. This includes new efforts
pertaining to the detection and evaluation of copy number variants,
genome structural variants, and chromosomal rearrangements that
play a role in human disease but are difficult to analyze.
- Actively interact with scientists in NHGRI/DIR laboratories to
assess their needs with respect to massive (terabyte-sized) data
sets, then develop concrete and tractable project plans for
completing these projects.
- Provide broad-based programming and analytic support for a wide
variety of bioinformatic and genomic research projects. including
the development of software pipelines for the processing and
high-level analysis of next-generation sequence data, including
chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-seq) and RNA-seq data.
- Share scientific information by writing portions of scientific
manuscripts and presenting data in seminars and poster
- Collaborate with staff on teaching activities, in both small-
and large-group fora.
- Provide one-on-one training to NHGRI/DIR bioinformatics
trainees with regards to all aspects of developing new pipelines
for the analysis of high-throughput data and the optimization of
code for use in supercomputing environments.
- Provide detailed project documentation so that all
methodologies can be reproduced and applied to similar studies in
the future. REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
- Ph.D. in genomics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline.
Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree
considered to be equivalent to a Ph.D.
- A minimum of (2) years of post-degree relevant bioinformatics
experience, including demonstrated experience in running the GATK
pipeline to call sequence variants and building warehouses to
store, query, and display the resulting genotypes.
- Two (2) years professional experience programming in Perl,
Python or an equivalent scripting language.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and deploying
applications on UNIX or Linux platforms in a high-performance
computing (HPC) environment.
- Strongly qualified applicants will also have:
- Knowledge and experience with full-stack web application
development, particularly using MongoDB, Python (Flask framework),
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience analyzing other types of
next-generation sequencing data, (e.g., RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, or
- Demonstrated success in sharing scientific information, through
the writing of scientific manuscripts and the oral presentation of
data in seminars and poster sessions.
- Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational and time
- Proven critical-thinking skills and demonstrated ability to
manage and interpret large biological data sets. PLEASE APPLY
ONLINE. Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not
listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we
cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be
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