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    Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Analyst III (#308635) @ SAIC-Frederick--NIH, Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Karen Rodgers; posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012


    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 Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

    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 SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

    Program Description:
    The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) is a part of the Information Systems Program at SAIC-Frederick. This position is part of the CCRIFX bioinformatics core within the ABCC, which provides support for investigators within the NCI Center for Cancer Research.


    Job Description:
    The Bioinformatics Analyst III is responsible for providing collaborative bioinformatics including the analysis and interpretation of high throughput biomedical data such as multi-platform next-generation sequencing data, microarray data and proteomics/metabolomics data sources. Design, develop and deploy robust analysis workflows that support analysis of ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and DHS-seq data as well as data integration, mutation impact assessment, gene expression analysis, prioritization of identified loci/gene lists, and identification of associated pathways and networks. Interact with investigators throughout entire experimental process from design to results interpretation and manuscript preparation. Work effectively as a member of a team, following sound scientific practices and maintain effective documentation of activities and analysis. Coordinate activities among other groups located at the Bethesda, Frederick, Rockville and Gaithersburg NCI campuses. Majority of time will be spent on NIH campus in Bethesda.


    • Possession of Bachelor's degree in life science/bioinformatics/math/physics/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 education requirements, a minimum of six (6) years experience in bioinformatics or life sciences.
    • Experience in sequence analysis, microarray analysis and management of large genomic data sets including integration with data available from public sources is required.
    • Hands-on experience in processing and analyzing sequencing or expression and other array data including polymorphism discovery and impact assessment are also essential.
    • Proficiency in Unix (Linux), scripting and bioinformatics tools and databases is essential.
    • Experience working in a team-oriented environment and excellent communication skills are also required.
    • This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.


    • Master's degree preferred
    • Laboratory experience
    • Proficiency in programming in at least one of C, R, Python, or PERL
    • Experience in next-generation sequencing data analysis
    • Experience in molecular biology technologies
    • Experience in high-performance computing environments
    • Experience in data integration, data management and application development
    • Experience working with workflow tools and applications also desired


    To apply for this position, please go to:[...]2690/

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