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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Data Analyst, NIH/NHGRI @ Digicon Corporation--Bethesda, MD (US) *REPOSTED*
Submitted by Karen Mirolli; posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

Digicon Corporation, established in 1985, is a full-service Information Technology Integrator and Solutions Provider to both government and commercial customers. Digicon employs approximately 300 employees throughout the Washington metropolitan area, as well as several other major cities across the nation.

We are currently in search for a Bioinformatics Data Analyst to work at our client site, National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Research Institute, in Bethesda, MD. This is a full-time employee position with Digicon Corporation.

The Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) is currently seeking a detail-oriented data analyst to provide bioinformatics support to its research investigators performing large-scale genetic and genomic studies aimed at understanding gene expression and the basic mechanisms underlying human disease.

The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented bioinformatics specialist who is able to independently analyze gene expression and similar large-scale data sets. The successful applicant will have primary responsibility for the analysis of array-based data, the identification of differentially expressed genes, and the generation of ontology and pathway reports. The successful applicant will also provide support and training to investigators using expression analysis software licensed by NHGRI, as well as provide further collaborative research support as needed.

* Proven critical-thinking skills and demonstrated ability to manage and interpret large biological data sets
* The ability to be self-motivated and work independently, with minimal supervision
* Demonstrated experience in analyzing array-based gene expression data
* Knowledge of and experience with the application of statistical methods to biological data
* Experience with the R programming language, especially for biological data analysis
* Demonstrated knowledge of genetics and/or molecular biology (e.g., successful college-level coursework)
* Experience using the Macintosh OS X and Windows operating systems
* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet applications
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a confident and cooperative service-oriented attitude
* Fluency in both written and spoken English

Highly qualified candidates will possess:
* Experience manipulating and extracting data from NCBI's Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database
* Proficiency in computer-based DNA and protein sequence analysis using public biological databases
* Experience analyzing data from whole-genome association studies (e.g., SNP data) and/or ChIP-chip data
* Experience performing basic data manipulation using Perl or a similar scripting language
* Basic knowledge of relational database structure and terminology
* Working knowledge of the Linux or Unix operating system
* Laboratory research experience in genetics, molecular biology, or biochemistry

Education Requirements:
* Bachelor's or Master's Degree in biology, bioinformatics, statistics, or a related field

All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer and able to pass a background check. No relocation assistance is available.

If you are interested and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please apply online at [link].


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