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Opportunity: Bioinformatics Manager (#603902) @ Leidos Biomedical Research -- Frederick, MD (US)
Submitted by Lila Morales; posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014
BACKGROUND:
The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) is a part of the Information Systems Program at Leidos Biomed. The ABCC provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration and training, and high-performance computing support to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is part of the CCRIFX bioinformatics core within the ABCC, which provides support for investigators within the NCI Center for Cancer Research. As a key part of the scientific discovery process, primary responsibilities include providing team leadership, exploring and adapting technologies, guiding bioinformatics analysis, integrating, innovating and delivering meaningful results supporting NCI cancer research. Provide biological interpretation of analysis results including mutation impact assessment, pathway analysis, expression analysis, prioritization of identified loci/gene lists and correlation with data from mainstream and leading edge experimental methods. Work with investigators throughout entire experimental process, from design through results interpretation and manuscript preparation. Manage and mentor staff in an exciting multi-project, interdisciplinary environment supporting a wide range of cancer research challenges. Coordinate and integrate applications and databases made available by the Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) across the Bethesda, Frederick, Rockville and Gaithersburg FNLCR campuses. Collaborate with peer researchers across ABCC and CCR. Work with Leidos Biomed and NCI management to identify new technologies for investigation and innovative methods for information delivery.

REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Qualifications:
* Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college/university in a bioinformatics or a related field or six (6) years equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
* Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
* In addition to education requirements, a minimum of four (4) years of related experience in bioinformatics is required including one (1) year prior supervisory experience in a team-oriented, collaborative, multi-project environment.
* The candidate must be detail oriented and demonstrate scientific leadership in sequence analysis, microarray analysis and experience with analysis of large genomic data sets including integration with data available from public sources.
* Hands-on experience in processing and analyzing genomic, expression and other array data is essential.
* Hands-on experience with commercial and open-source bioinformatics and genomics analysis software is required.
* Excellent scientific communication, teamwork and customer relationship skills are required.
* This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

PREFERENCES:
Preferred Qualifications:
* Ph.D. degree preferred.
* Experience in managing bioinformatics projects, project tracking, and bioinformatics experimental design.
* Experience in molecular biology technologies.
* Experience in statistical analysis of high throughput biological data using R.
* Experience in data integration, database construction, application development and visualization.
* Proficiency in Unix (Linux), batch HPC environments, scripting, and programming is highly desirable.

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

Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit: [link]

POLICY:
Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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