[NEU MS in Bioinformatics]
Not logged in
Membership (37282+) Group hosting [?]

About bioinformatics
Bioinformatics training
Bioinformatics jobs

All information groups
Online databases Online analysis tools Online education tools More tools

All software groups
FTP repository
SVN & CVS repositories [?]
Mailing lists

News & Commentary
Jobs Forum
(Career Center)

Career Center - Message forums

Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Infrastructure Team Lead @ Medical Science & Computing, Inc.--Bethesda, MD (US)
Submitted by Brooke Shomo; posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012
Medical Science & Computing, Inc. is searching for a Bioinformatics Infrastructure Team Lead to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site at NIH in Bethesda, MD.

* Lead a team of bioinformatics specialists working on scientific projects, many of which leverage NIAID's High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure
* Work cooperatively with a team of bioinformatics software developers
* Report directly HPC-related projects to the Branch Chief
* Interface with systems administrators, project managers, and computational biologists
* Work on any software-related issues in the HPC environment, which includes the cluster, the NIAID UCSC genome browser mirror, a custom-developed web interface to the cluster, and a LIMS system
* Collaborate with individual scientists to develop novel bioinformatics packages using scripting languages, and web-enable them for use by the NIAID and NIH research communities
* Troubleshoot technical issues, for example with the HPC system administrators, and provide hardware requirements for any new infrastructure-related initiatives
* Customize command-line applications to run in a cluster computing environment
* Participate in basic requirements collection, design review, coding, testing, troubleshooting, and support for custom-developed software solutions
* Remain current on existing and emerging software development technologies and tools

* Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related computational discipline
* A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a bioinformatics research and software development environment, including at least 2 years of team lead or management experience
* Author or co-author on peer-reviewed journal publications related to bioinformatics or computational science research
* Ability to address business needs with effective and efficient technical solutions
* Must be able to work independently and collaboratively
* Understand principles of business and project management and effectively communicate technical concepts
* Ability to grasp the broader picture of a subject, but also give attention to detail
* Must be able to adapt in a dynamic work environment and co-operate with team members and clients from a broad range of disciplines and subject level expertise

Technical Skills:
* Ability to develop technical specifications and to construct web applications
* Solid ability to create workflows in Perl, Python, for the automation of bioinformatics processes, preferably using BioPerl and/or BioPython packages
* Good programming experience with Java to collaborate with the software development team.
* Programming experience in statistical package such as R or Matlab
* Documented expertise in handling large volumes of data in relational databases
* Solid experience with Unix systems and the use of Torque or Grid Engine to distribute and manage large-scale computing jobs in a high-performance computing environment

Bethesda, Maryland

Please forward your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to Elisa[at] Please include the job title in the subject line.

Expanded view | Monitor forum | Save place

Start a new thread:
You have to be logged in to post a reply.


Copyright © 2016 · Scilico, LLC