Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - RTP, NC

Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH – Research Triangle Park, NC


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 one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics Scientists to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Research Triangle Park, NC.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at


TASKS. The contractor shall:

  • Generate and optimize programs and scripts for the analysis of high throughput genomics and epigenomics data; implement algorithms and computational tools for NextGen sequencing data, expression and CGH array data, and others.
  • Collaborate with and support scientists to design experiments; analyze and interpret high throughput biological data; prepare and present results based on the scientific objectives.
  • Write and optimize programs and scripts including graphical interface software that facilitates large-scale data-mining of genomic, epigenomic, genetic and clinical data to support translational research.
  • Create novel programs and algorithms that facilitate discovery of biological knowledge in investigating large and complex genomic, genetic and clinical data.
  • Formulate best practices in genomic and epigenomic data analyses and management; generate pipelines to automate those analyses.
  • Coordinate data and knowledge management initiatives that integrate longitudinal genomic, epigenomic, and other data.
  • Prioritize and validate computational practices across the DIR/DNTP high-performance computing space to assist in optimization of hardware and software resources.
  • Advise in design, implementation and maintenance of content management systems supporting data management, handling, and deposition.
  • Formulate strategies to analyze and organize 3rd generation sequencing data as well as data from other expected technological advances.
  • Attend group meetings; present findings; provide training as needed.


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Ph.D. in Biological Science, Genetics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of post-graduation experience in bioinformatics programming.
  • Programming/scripting ability in several languages such as Perl/Python/JavaScript or equivalent with experience in algorithm generation and computational methods implementation.
  • Familiarity working with statistical/mathematical packages such as R/MATLAB or equivalent.
  • Experience supporting scientific discovery in the genomics, genetics and epigenomics domains as demonstrated by a record of publication.
  • Experience in clinical and/or translational research in industry, academic or contract research organization.
  • Broad familiarity with open source and commercial biological resources including databases and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in computational support of bioinformatics with familiarity in applied genomic, genetic and epigenomic life sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in extracting and describing complex high dimensional data and presenting those data in a biologically meaningful context.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills as evidenced by a record of publications and presentations at scientific conferences.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.



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 contacted.

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