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    Opportunity: Scientific Programmer, Perl with NIH/NHGRI @ Digicon Corporation--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Karen Mirolli; posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008

    Scientific Programmer, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health


    The Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) is currently seeking a detail-oriented programmer to join its Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with NHGRI research investigators performing a variety of large-scale genetic and genomic studies. These investigators employ cutting-edge technologies, such as next-generation sequencing methods, to advance our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying human disease. The contributions of programmers within the Bioinformatics Core are often recognized be co-authorship on publishes scientific manuscripts.


    • Two years professional experience programming in Perl & CGI
    • Two years professional experience with relational database development
    • Solid knowledge of SQL and HTML
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and deploying applications on a UNIX and Linux platforms
    • Familiarity with public bioinformatics and genomic databases and tools (e.g., Entrez, UniGene, BLAST, UCSC Genome Browser, Ensembl, and Phred/Phrap/Consed)
    • Must be well-organized and experienced in software documentation
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with confident and cooperative service-oriented attitude
    Desired Skills & Experience:
    • Previous experience providing programming support on bioinformatics and genomic projects
    • Some experience with object-oriented programming
    • Some experience with high-performance (parallel) computing
    • The ability to be self motivated and work independently, with minimal supervision
    • Bachelorís or Masterís degree in the computer science. Biology, bioinformatics, or related field


    This is a contract position offered through Digicon Corporation. Digicon is a full-service information technology company that is recognized as a leading IT service provider known for providing long-term support to key Government agencies and Fortune 1000 businesses. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a Word- or PDF-formatted copy of your resume and salary expectations to Delfon McRae at Delfon.McRae[at]

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