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Kelly Services Bioinformatic Scientist - NIH - Rockville, MD in Rockville, Maryland

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 a Bioinformatic 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 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:

(1) Coordinate and analyze large-scale genomic and genetic data in cancer studies. This includes but are not limited to data manipulation, algorithmic implementation, bioinformatics pipeline developing, statistical programming, and integrated genomic analyses.

(2) Provide support and expertise in the Unix operating system, high performance computer clusters, programming languages (including R, Python, Perl, Python, Java, and C/C++), data visualization (e.g., ggplot2, plotly), container management, (Docker, Singularity) and computation cloud environment (DNA Nexus, Seven Bridges, Terra)

(3) Install, troubleshoot and run open-source and commercial scientific software on the Unix and Linux platforms.

(4) Coordinate 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.

(5) 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.

(6) Generate and optimize programs and scripts for the analysis of data; create programs and algorithms and develop computational infrastructure resources for organizing and parsing data from large and complex data.

(7) Serve as bioinformatics expert and coordinate with teams of biologists to conduct experimental queries and/or perform portions of studies using complex procedures and techniques common to modern bioinformatics.

(8) Coordinate building bioinformatics infrastructure to ensure easy and meaningful scientific analysis and interpretation of data.

(9) Provide broad-based programming and analytic support for a wide variety of bioinformatic and research projects.

(10) Perform computational analysis of, and interpret results.

(11) Provide reports based on analysis of scientific data.

(12) Provide interpretive analyses of data derived from different experimental platforms to generate biological meaning.

(13) Collaborate with scientists to design, analyze, manage and interpret all types of data.

(14) Attend scientific and programming meetings; take and compile comprehensive notes; organize and edit content of meeting reports.

(15) Create novel programs and algorithms that facilitate discovery of knowledge in investigating large and complex data.

(16) Participate in the design of new protocols involving computational methods.

(17) Work with staff on the development and maintenance of bioinformatics tools, scripts and pipe-lines for data.

(18) Participate in research design with investigators for determining best practices pertaining to the bioinformatics analysis in new and ongoing projects.

(19) Collaborate with staff to review current and historical procedures for the acquisition, quality control and management of data.

(20) Analyze and evaluate data cleaning and harmonization needs in the using a variety of descriptive statistics and analytic methods.

(21) Instruct staff in computational analysis of data.

(22) Collaborate with group members in experiments associated with data collection.

(23) Interact with all levels of staff and communicate with outside collaborators in the US and abroad.

(24) Work products and documents related to managing and analyzing large genomic databases in epidemiological studies.

(25) Work products and documents related to providing support and expertise in the Linux operating system, HPC clusters and programming languages; provide support and expertise with the public bioinformatics and genomic databases and tools.

(26) Work products and documents related to developing robust pipelines with integrating publicly available data into the downstream analysis of NHGRI/DIR-generated research data; develop computational pipelines for processing and analysis of a variety of next-generation sequencing data.

(27) Work products and documents related to implementing 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 genomic data.

(28) 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.

(29) Develop computational pipelines for processing and analysis of a variety of next- generation sequencing data.

(30) Provide training to scientific staff on bioinformatics techniques used in data analysis.

(31) Install, troubleshoot and run open-source and commercial scientific software on the Unix and Linux platforms.

(32) Provide support and expertise with the public bioinformatics and genomic databases and tools (such as GATK, SAMtools, BCFtools, PLINK, cBioPortal, gnomAD, GTEx, GDC).

(33) Develop robust pipelines to integrate publicly available data into the downstream analysis of NHGRI/DIR-generated research data.

REQUIREMENTS . The contractor must have:

(1) 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.

(2) Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible scientific and/or complex system management/bioinformatics experience.

(3) Experience with data mining and visualization for large-scale next-generation sequencing data (such as WGS data)

(4) Experience with: MS Office Suite, Python, MATLAB

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.

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You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly ® Government Solutions?

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government Solutions partners with these organizations to create expert talent solutions that solve the world’s most critical challenges. We offer a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technology, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will connect you to 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 ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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