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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Analyst III (#319934) @ SAIC-Frederick -- Frederick, MD (US)
Submitted by Lila Morales; posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013
BACKGROUND:
The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) is a part of the Information Systems Program at the Frederick National Lab. The ABCC provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration and training, and high-performance computing support to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for providing bioinformatics support to scientific community involving analysis and interpretation of second and third-generation sequencing data including PacBio, Ion Torrent and Illumina platforms. Responsible for operating vendor provided and in-house data analysis pipelines that include data processing, QC, mapping, SNP/variation discovery, assembly, base modification, transcript mapping and counting and splicing analysis for data from next-generation sequencing technologies. Provide biological interpretation of analysis results and present results to project teams. Expand and improve analysis workflow functionality as new capabilities come online.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Possession of a Bachelors degree (Masters or PhD degree preferred) in biomedical science/bioinformatics/math/computer related field from an accredited college or university or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees evaluated for U.S. equivalency.

* In addition to education requirements, a minimum of six (6) years of related experience in bioinformatics is required.

* The candidate must possess experience in NGS sequence analysis and construction of data processing pipelines.

* Thorough understanding and working knowledge across bioinformatics domains, computational analyses of sequence data, quality control/quality assurance analysis is necessary.

* Hands-on experience in processing and assembling NGS sequencing data, polymorphism discovery is essential.

* Proficiency in Unix, scripting languages and publicly accessible bioinformatics tools and databases is essential.

* Must also have experience working in a team-oriented environment and possess excellent communication skills.

* This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

PREFERENCES:
* Experience in analyzing pacbio NGS sequence data as well as experience or in depth knowledge of molecular biology methods and techniques and biological sciences background.

ABOUT US:
SAIC-Frederick Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC, is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. SAIC-Frederick is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply on our website: [link]

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