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Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: April 9, 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 an experienced individual to work as a Bioinformatics Scientist--at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.This is a long-term contract position which offers:

  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package
  • Optional health, vision, and dental plans
  • Vacation 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:--
    • Work closely with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core (BSPC) and a group of nine collaborating labs working on basic neuroscience research in a wide variety of model systems and using a wide variety of assays
    • Utilize code, infrastructure, pipelines and shared knowledge from BSPC; modify, improve, and contribute back to these resources
    • Analyze large data sets generated from a wide range of techniques including next-generation sequencing (particularly single-cell assays), mass spectrometry, and high-throughput screening.
    • Develop and perform analyses using software engineering and reproducible research best-practices including version control (such as git), isolated environments (such as conda and/or Singularity), reproducible workflows (such as Snakemake) and manage projects with GitLab
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new technologies, assays and methods; learn and incorporate these into subsequent analyses.
    • Collaborate with research staff on the design of experiments that will require computational analysis.
    • Utilize NIH's high-performance computing cluster, Biowulf, to process data.
    • Develop tools using Python and/or R programming languages for commonly-performed tasks and for integrating results from multiple experiments.
    • Maintain and update code and commands used for analyses to ensure reproducible results.
    • Collect and review data; analyze and interpret data and results; provide reports based on analysis of scientific data.
    • Work with staff on data visualization to support the preparation of presentations and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.
    • Co-write manuscripts.
    • Attend relevant lab meetings; present research outcomes and make recommendations for future work.
    • Teach and advise staff in the use of bioinformatics analysis tools.
    • Work with BSPC towards improving bioinformatics training support throughout the institute.
    • Help departing trainees to consolidate, document, and archive their code; assist incoming trainees in getting up to speed on previous computational work.--REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:--
      • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master's degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
        • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience.
        • Expertise in high-throughput sequencing analysis of DNA or RNA sequence data using Linux command-line tools, integrating the results from multiple experiments and applying biological knowledge of the interpretation of the results.
        • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
        • Knowledge of software development techniques such as unit testing and version control.
        • Demonstrated expertise in R and Python programming languages.
        • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
        • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
        • Ability and willingness to teach colleagues bioinformatics and computational topics--PLEASE APPLY ONLINEWhen 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.]]

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