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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Workflow Developer for ISB-CGC Cancer Genomics Cloud Resource @ CSRA -- Rockville, MD (US)
    Submitted by Dr. David Pot; posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018


    Do you want to help cancer researchers optimize their use of the Google Cloud? Would you like to apply your bioinformatics skills to bring the best analysis pipelines to the research community? Are you following the development of the GA4GH cloud tools and APIs (TRS, TES, WES, DOS), and workflow languages, such as CWL and WDL? Are you interested in helping researchers use powerful Google Cloud Platform Technologies, such as Genomics API, Variant Transforms, BigQuery, and Cloud ML? If any or all of this excites you, we want you to join our team! We are one of NCI's "Cancer Genomics Cloud Resources", the ISB-CGC, developed by General Dynamics Information Technology(formerly CSRA) and our partners at ISB (Institute for Systems Biology)and Google to democratize access to data and cloud-scale computing for cancer researchers worldwide.


    • Prototype genomics and clinical workflows and pipelines based on rapidly developing workflow technologies to allow ISB-CGC end users to optimize the use of NCI Genomics and Clinical Data in the Google Cloud Platform
    • Learn/be up to date with GA4GH and other worldwide genomics and personalized medicine initiatives by attending weekly virtual conferences as one of the ISB-CGC team
    • Develop and demonstrate for the worldwide cancer research community implementation and use of portable genomics and clinical pipelines that can be run on both cloud-based and on-premise facilities.
    • Write examples, tutorials, and create videos that demonstrate to end-users how to best use bioinformatics pipelines on the Google Cloud using ISB-CGC resources
    • Be the first line of support to researchers wanting to customize their workflows to answer their specific research questions


    • Masters or Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or related field or a BS and a minimum of two years hands-on experience
    • Experience with implementing bioinformatics pipelines and workflows in a research environment
    • Proficiency with UNIX/LINUX, bash scripting, etc, and Python programming
    • Use of container technologies such as Docker or Singularity
    • Prior experience interacting with bioinformaticists and computational biologists through documentation and tutorials


    • Experience with cloud development ecosystems – Google and/or AWS
    • CWL and WDL
    • Creating Docker Containers
    • Implementing parallel computation for bioinformatics pipelines
    • Fluency with tools and methods for sequencing data analysis (bwa, GATK, Picard, samtools, vcftools, RVTESTS, beagle, GenomicRanges, etc.)
    • Cancer research experience


    The position is for full-time employment and will be based at our Rockville CSRA office.

    Telework may be possible for this role and will be case-by-case and based on significant performance on deliverables, on scope, and schedule.


    Rockville, Maryland




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    CSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all Qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability Status, Protected Veteran Status or any other Characteristic Protected by Law.

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