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Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Rockville, MD

Company: Kelly
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking experienced individual to work as a Bioinformatics Scientist--at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD. This is a long-term contract position which offers: * Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package * Optional health, vision, and dental plansV * acation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan. * Access to NIH's unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall: * Manage and analyze large genomic databases in epidemiological studies. This includes but are not limited to data manipulation, algorithmic implementation, statistical programming, and integrated genomic analyses. * Provide support and expertise in the Unix operating system, databases (including Oracle) and programming languages (including Perl, Python, BioPerl, Java, XML, SQL, JavaScript, JavaServer Page, C/C++, servlets and R), object-oriented programming and design, visualization and dissemination of genetic and genomic data. * Install, troubleshoot and run open-source and commercial scientific software on the Unix and Linux platforms. * Provide support and expertise with the public bioinformatics and genomic databases and tools (such as GATK, SAMtools, BCFtools, PLINK, cBioPortal, gnomAD, GTEx, GDC). * Develop robust pipelines to integrate publicly available data into the downstream analysis of NHGRI/DIR-generated research data. * Implement Web-based portals for the dissemination and visualization of research data, including the application of visualization programs intended to facilitate the display of large-scale sequencing data within platforms such as IGV, JBrowse, the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) browser and gnomAD browser. * Develop computational pipelines for processing and analysis of a variety of next-generation sequencing data. * Provide training to scientific staff on bioinformatics techniques used in data analysis. REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have: * Master's degree in a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Master's degree. * Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible scientific and/or complex system management/bioinformatics experience. * Excellent skills in algorithmic implementation, statistical programming and data manipulation, using e.g. R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Python, and a of contemporary, opensource bioinformatics tools and database structures (e.g. GATK, MuTect, SAMtools, BCFtoolsPLINK, SNPTEST, GLU, IMPUTE2, BEAGLE, UCSC Genome Browser, etc.). * Experience with data mining and visualization for large-scale next-generation sequencing data (such as WGS data). * Programming experience with Shell, R, Perl, Python, C/C++, and/or JAVA; and be team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to self-educate in current bioinformatics techniques and resources. * Experience in whole genome sequencing mutation and structural variant calling, mutational signatures and epigenetic analysis, familiarity and established working knowledge of tools to investigate cancer genomics with publicly available data sources (such as dbGaP, TCGA, ENCODE, 1000 Genomes, TARGET, GTEX) and diverse genomic annotations; experience managing large datasets and computational tasks, experience working in a Linux environment (especially a compute cluster environment); and experience in the field of molecular and population genetics with a strong publication record. * Experience with the analysis of cancer genomic profile, intratumor heterogeneity and tumor evolution. *PLEASE APPLY ONLINE* When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position; a full job description can be made available at that time. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. Even if you aren't contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network. All Kelly recruiters have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further. As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and [clients](). We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kelly's Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover what's next. It is obvious things are different than they were just a few months ago. Kelly is at the forefront of ensuring the safety of our employees in this new working environment. Be well and stay strong. Why Kelly--? Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly-- Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. It's just another way we make the job search work for you. About Kelly-- Kelly connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We're always thinking about what's next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity [Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.](https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)]]

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