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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Analyst I (#302381) @ SAIC-FREDERICK--Gaithersburg, MD (US)
Submitted by Lila Morales; posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012
BACKGROUND:
SAIC-Frederick Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC, is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. SAIC-Frederick is the operations and technical support contractor for the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, a federal national laboratory.

SAIC Overview:
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $11.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

Program Description:
The Core Genotyping Facility (CGF) in Gaithersburg, MD, is a fast-paced, high-throughput genotyping and sequencing facility dedicated to the support of genetic and epidemiological studies for investigators at the National Cancer Institute.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Job Description:
Incumbent will join the Bioinformatics Team at the CGF and will participate in large-scale sequencing projects including data management, sequence QC, alignment, coverage analysis, and variant identification. In addition, incumbent will be expected to develop tools and operate software pipelines to manage sequencing analysis tasks and deliverables to meet project's needs, and to perform these assignments independently with input and guidance from the supervisor. Progress on assignments will be reported on a regular basis and incumbent may be responsible for presenting data at meetings, conferences or other venues.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Possession of a Bachelors degree in biomedical science/bioinformatics/math/computer related field from an accredited college or university or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
* In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of competent, innovative data analysis or research in a related field is required.
* Experience managing complex programs or large production units are required.
* Must have extensive experience in human genetics.
* Must be able to perform analysis of genomic data relevant to large-scale sequencing studies.
* Experience in writing manuscripts and dissemination of data
* This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

PREFERENCES:
* Project management
* Sequence analysis
* Experience in handling large datasets
* Experience in the field of molecular and population genetics

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please go to: [link]

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