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    Opportunity: Biostatistician II (#600543) @ Leidos Biomedical Research -- Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Submitted by Karen Rodgers; posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013


    Program Description:
    The Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory (CGR) in Gaithersburg, MD, is a fast-paced, high-throughput genotyping and sequencing facility dedicated to the support of genetic and epidemiologic studies for investigators at the National Cancer Institute.

    Job Description:
    The Biostatistician II will join the Bioinformatics Team at the CGR and will participate primarily in the Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) including SNP microarray intensity processing, genotype calling, genotype quality control and SNP association analyses. In addition, the Biostatistician II will be expected to develop tools and operate software pipelines to manage GWAS 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. The Biostatistician II may be responsible for presenting data at meetings, conferences, or other venues.


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Possession of a Masters degree in biomedical science/bioinformatics/math/computer related field from an accredited college or university or six (6) 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 related experience is required.
    • Experience managing complex programs or large production units are required.
    • Must have extensive experience in biostatistics and/or human genetics.
    • Must be able to perform analysis of genomic data relevant to high-throughput array genotyping or next generation sequencing.
    • Experience in writing manuscripts and dissemination of data.
    • This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.


    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in the field of molecular and population genetics.


    Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc., is accelerating the development of new technologies and treatments for patients with cancer and AIDS. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

    Leidos Overview:
    Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 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 commercial health and engineering markets.


    Please visit our careers site at and enter requisition number 600543.

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