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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 Scientist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Research Triangle Park, NC.

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 development.
  • Opportunity to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's foremost medical research center.


TASKS/SERVICES. 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 tiling array data, and others.
  • Provide technical leadership for institute-wide implementation of infrastructure supporting NextGen sequencing data across disparate domains including both scientific and information technology.
  • Write and optimize programs and scripts including graphical interface software that facilitates large-scale data-mining of genomic, epigenomic, genetic and expression data.
  • Create novel programs and algorithms that facilitate discovery of biological knowledge in investigating large and complex genomic and epigenomic data.
  • Mentor bioinformatics and computational trainees providing domain expertise and general scientific and technical leadership.
  • 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.
  • Provide technical leadership across a variety of IT needs.
  • 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 Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology or Bioinformatics or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of post-graduation experience in bioinformatics programming.
  • Experience with C, C++, and Java.
  • Experience supporting scientific discovery in the genomics and epigenomics domains as demonstrated by a record of publication.
  • Demonstrated experience creating data management pipelines and user interfaces.
  • Demonstrated fluency working in Windows, Macintosh and UNIX/Linux environment and broad familiarity working in a high-performance computing environment.
  • Programming/scripting ability in several languages such as Perl/Python/JavaScript or equivalent with experience in algorithm generation and computational methods implementation.
  • Broad familiarity with open source and commercial biological resources including databases and tools.
  • Familiarity with biological data Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Demonstrated experience in computational support of bioinformatics with familiarity in applied genomic and epigenomic life sciences.
  • Familiarity working with statistical/mathematical packages such as R/MATLAB or equivalent.
  • 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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