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Opportunity: Biostatistical Analyst and Programmer - Rockville, MD (US)
Submitted by John M. Greene, Ph.D.; posted on Monday, February 04, 2008
Submitter Biostatistical Analyst and Programmer - Rockville, MD

Project Overview:
An NIH Institute supports a number of studies in translational research -- studies that relate clinical parameters to molecular measurements in support of the development of diagnostic tests, preventive measures, and therapeutic interventions. An essential part of support to translational studies is the specification, implementation, and execution of sophisticated data analyses. This includes development of analysis software, and analysis of data for translational studies, often times by the application of statistics.

Daily Responsibilities:
In consultation with Govít staff and end-user researchers, specify statistical analyses appropriate to implement use cases. Implement statistical analyses, re-using open-source statistical analysis packages, and develop custom code in the R programming language where necessary. Develop test cases to assess accuracy of statistical analysis software, run tests, and record results. Using open-source (such as BioConductor and Harshlight) and custom analytical software, analyze quality of microarray data. Using open-source and custom analytical software, normalize data and perform higher-level analysis of high-throughput genomic and proteomic datasets (for example, class comparison analysis, survival analysis, etc.)

Required Degree: Masters
Required Subject(s):
Statistics, CS, bioinformatics, biology
Required Skills:
UNIX/Linux; Windows XP; significant R programming experience.

Desired(candidates with these additional skills are preferred):
Desired Degree:
Desired Subject(s):
Statistics, CS, bioinformatics, biology
Desired Skills:
Experience with statistics and statistical analysis of microarray and clinical data; experience with scripting languages (e.g Perl, PHP, etc.)

Good English written and verbal skills required.

Position Type: Industrial and Commercial
Reference (Job ID number): 15080BR
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Full Time
Status: open

SRA International, Inc.
Global Health Sector/Health Research and Informatics

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