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    Opportunity: Director of Genomic Data Programs (#601852) @ Leidos Biomedical Research -- Frederick, MD (US)
    Submitted by Lila Morales; posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    BACKGROUND

    The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) and the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) project is developing a common data infrastructure for all current CCG programs including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Director of Genomic Data Programs will be the core of a team supporting the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG ) and the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) project which is developing a common data infrastructure for all current CCG programs including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Will have primary responsibility for overall scientific oversight and progress of Leidos Biomedical Research Inc's efforts. Will interface with the CCG Program Office and stakeholders on all scientific aspects of Leidos Biomedical Research's support including facilitating communication among participating researchers and other contractors and capturing scientific and business requirements from the CCG program office and end users. Will work with the CCG leadership to ensure scientific goals are clearly communicated to the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) subcontractor and will work closely with the subcontractor to evaluate approaches for achieving these as well as measuring scientific success of the efforts.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Possession of a Doctoral degree (e.g., D.V.M., D.Sc., M.D., or Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university appropriate to biomedical/bioinformatics research.
    • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S .equivalency.
    • In addition to education requirements, a minimum of ten (10) years of post-graduate experience, including at least five (5) years at a Principal Scientist level.
    • Five (5) or more years of managing complex programs or large production units are required.
    • Strong background and skills in bioinformatics.
    • Must be able to communicate with all levels of scientific personnel and administrative staff through written and oral presentations.
    • This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

    PREFERENCES

    • Experience with bioinformatics software/systems.
    • Experience in developing projects involving management of complex heterogeneous genomic data sets.
    • Experience using various CCG data sets e.g. TCGA or Target.
    • Experience working with NCI scientists.

    LOCALE

    Frederick County Maryland-Washington/Baltimore Metro Area

    HOW TO APPLY

    Inquire via email to patti.fitzsimmons[at]nih.gov

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