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Bioinformatics Analyst (NCI)

Company: Leidos
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 16, 2018

Job Description:

Description PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Advanced Biomedical Computational Sciences (ABCS) provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration, data analysis and training to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff. The Bioinformatics Analyst will be a part of ABCS and provide application development and scientific analysis support to the Oncogenomics Secion within the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) division at the NCI. The research goals of the Oncogenomics section are to integrate the genomic, proteomic and clinical data, decipher the biology of high-risk metastatic, refractory and recurrent cancers in children, and to identify and validate biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets and to rapidly translate these findings to the clinic. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Bioinformatics Analyst will: Create and maintain clear, maintainable, usable software modules using PHP, Laravel, and Oracle RDBMS Maintain and interface with a large existing dataset in Oracle RDBMS Act as a technical expert and authority on production-grade software modules and techniques Coordinate with the NGS analysts and integrate analysis pipelines and data into the application Work closely with researchers to publish original research and coordinate activities with other ABCS/NCI Projects Qualifications BASIC QUALIFICATIONS To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in Bioinformatics and developing research applications
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more contemporary Object-Oriented programming languages, such as PHP, Python, Java, C#
  • RDBMS Experience - Database programming, maintenance, deployments - Especially Oracle
    • Experience with large-scale datasets
    • Able to create and reuse modular code, and identify candidates for encapsulation, modularization and reuse by analyzing existing artifacts
    • Working knowledge of NGS analysis pipelines for Exome-Seq and RNA-Seq
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
      • Ph.D. in Computer Science or Biological Sciences
      • Publications on NGS and/or research applications.
      • Knowledge in interpreting and analyzing clinical and experimental data derived from a variety of high and low throughput biological technologies example - Next Gen sequencing including RNA-Seq, Exome-Seq and Whole Genome Sequencing.
      • Proficiency in three or more of the following
        • PHP
        • Oracle RDBMS
        • JavaScript
        • Python
        • MongoDB
        • Full-stack experience (Presentation, Application/BLL, Backend)
        • Understanding of Quality assurance concepts such as Unit Testing, System Testing, Section 508 Accessibility and system usability Expected Competencies:
          • Analytical, comparative and critical thinking skills
          • A desire to learn and apply new technologies according to the changing needs of the project and organization
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills / ability to document and communicate complex technical and scientific concepts for a variety of audiences
          • Ability to self-direct with little or abstract day-to-day instruction
          • Leadership characteristics - Able to mentor and direct more junior developers

            Keywords: Leidos, Washington DC , Bioinformatics Analyst (NCI), Professions , Bethesda, DC

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