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Opportunity: Senior BIOINFORMATICS Training Specialists - 2 positions--Bethesda, MD (US)
Submitted by John M. Greene, Ph.D.; posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Submitter Senior Bioinformatics Training Specialists - 2 positions

SRA International, Inc.
4186BR: Senior Bioinformatics Training Specialists - 2 positions

SRA is an information technology firm that provides systems integration, consulting, and eBusiness and eGovernment services and solutions. We deliver value to our clients by combining knowledge of their businesses with expertise across the information technology spectrum.
A new NIH bioinformatics core is ramping up to provide services and support to the intramural scientists within this Institute. This core is moving aggressively to meet the needs of its scientists by employing a multi-pronged strategy to build a comprehensive bioinformatics infrastructure. This infrastructure will target all aspects of the bioinformatics workflow life cycle and include: strategic planning and emerging technologies research, hardware and software infrastructure, communication and public relations, training and education for bioinformatics applications and procedures, and research and expert data analysis services. This core facility provides a wide array of services and engages in diverse initiatives to fulfill its mission of providing Institute scientists with a state of the art computational biology center. You will support their ongoing effort to analyze business practices governing the scientific research, identify inefficiencies, and suggest and implement bio-IT and bioinformatics solutions that enhance the scientific productivity of Institute researchers. Tasks will be performed at NIH offices and facilities in the Bethesda, Maryland area.

Senior Training Specialists (2 positions) ? Applicants must have the education and skills required to ensure that the Institute scientists are proficient in the use of the bioinformatics services and systems provided by the Core. The candidates will provide both classroom training and on-site, on-demand training and problem solving. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Applicants must be able to deliver course material, presentations, tutorials, and demonstrations while managing time effectively. Candidates must also possess the ability to effectively and speedily address, research, and solve scientific application usage issues and problems raised by the scientific target audience.

The successful candidates will hold an M.S. or Ph.D. in life sciences with majors in molecular biology, virology, chemistry, structural biology or genomics/proteomics, or an M.D. degree. Evidence of previous work in a basic research laboratory setting is required as is expertise in the use of both the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS X operating systems. The candidates will also have demonstrated expertise in the use of major commercial and Open Source life science and bioinformatics software. These include, but are not limited to: MacVector, DS Gene, VectorNTI, Blast, Clustal, EMBOSS, SigmaPlot, and MATLAB.

Ability to obtain PPT 1C clearance. US citizenship or permanent residency required.


Reference (Job ID number): 4186BR
Start Date: 2005-10-15
Duration: Full Time
Status: open


Contact Information:
SRA International, Inc., Health Research Systems
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E-mail resume to careers[at], or please visit to complete a profile and submit your resume, using the refernce number above. SRA provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons.

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