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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Software Engineer (#14279) @ CSRA -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Dr. David Pot; posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017


    CSRA has an opportunity to make an impact in the cure for cancer. We are seeking a Bioinformatics Software Engineer with JAVA and statistical programming languages to join our team supporting the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Developmental Therapeutics Branch. This team is building web application and database tools in support of laboratory scientists and pharmacology groups who are searching for new cancer drugs and conducting cutting edge cancer research. This web-site is visited by over 8000 unique visitors a month from over 100 countries.

    In this role, you will be involved with maintaining and expanding a newly created data analysis tool; as well as supporting other JAVA based applications developed for this lab and then made public and used by researchers all over the world.

    Position is for full time employment with CSRA and will be based at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD (metro accessible); with the opportunity to telework one day a week once established and with manager approval. Typical schedule will be Monday through Friday around normal business hours.


    • Design, develop, document, test and debug applications software and systems that contain logical, mathematical, and bioinformatics solutions in support of research science.
    • Collaborate with research investigators in the planning, design, development, and utilization of automated solutions for bioinformatics data analysis and processing.
    • Determine computer user needs; analyze system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepare operating instructions; design and develop utility programs.
    • Ensure software standards are met. These activities support the identification of new drug targets and biomarkers as well as data validation.
    • Utilize existing algorithms, techniques, and statistical methodologies but also be responsible for implementing and developing novel approaches from the group.
    • Emphasis is on developing cutting edge techniques such as gene or protein profiling analysis methods and implementing them successfully within project teams.


    • Bachelors and 5+ yrs related experience, or MS + 3 yrs related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Experience in bioinformatics application and tool development for Data Science analysis
    • Experience in Java software development, JavaScript, HTML, and JSP
    • Experience with statistical programming languages such R, Python, Matlab, Perl, or other
    • Experience with testing packages and writing test scripts
    • Knowledge of MySQL and database design and development
    • Knowledge of statistics, data mining, analytics and/or data sciences


    • Experience with biological sequence, variant, and pathway databases and associated data mining software
    • Python, R Studio, Shiny, Docker, Apache POI, Struts, tiles, JDBC, CSS, XSLT, jUnit, Quartz, Ant, IntelliJ IDEA, CGI, etc.
    • Multi-platform environments (Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux)
    • Experience with microarray and next generation sequencing data preparation and analysis software
    • Experience with 508 compliance process and requirements
    • 10 plus years of experience desired


    Full time employment with CSRA


    Bethesda, MD




    Please apply directly online to job #14279 on our site or to this link:[...]76560


    Please apply by June 8; start date is ASAP.



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