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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Scientist III (NCI) @ Leidos Biomedical Research -- Rockville, MD (US)
    Submitted by Karen Rodgers; posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018

    BACKGROUND

    The Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s (LBR) staff of scientific, technical, and support professionals conducts basic and applied research in cancer and AIDS. One of LBR's primary responsibilities is to operate the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on cancer and AIDS research. The LBR Biospecimen Research Group (BRG) based in Rockville, MD supports work being performed for the National Cancer Institute's Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) specifically the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) which is a comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer with the primary goal to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer by systematically identifying proteins that derive from alterations in cancer genomes and related biological processes, and provide this data with accompanying assays and protocols to the public. In addition, BRG supports many initiatives for the NCI Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) that support continued collection, processing and analysis of clinical and genomic data.

    THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING APPROVAL.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Bioinformatics Scientist III key roles and responsibilities are:
    • Work with other members of the leadership team to plan and manage a large biomedical research project
    • Provide thought leadership and innovation in the application of bioinformatics in the field of cancer genomics
    • Provide expertise in the collection, management, and analysis of data supporting research in cancer genomics including expertise in relevant analytical tools, pipelines, and data standards
    • Solve complex scientific problems and identify opportunities for improvement and automation
    • Perform system and data validation ensuring that released data adheres to high quality data standards. This includes developing scripts to analyze data, compare with external databases, and review test results
    • Work with the customer to effectively scope project initiatives and translate scientific needs into system functionality
    • Manage relationships and communications with all project stakeholders including customers and end users in the research community
    • Stay abreast of broad scientific knowledge of existing and emerging bioinformatics tools and state-of-the art pipelines

    REQUIREMENTS

    To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
    • Possession of a Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation(CHEA). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
    • In addition to education requirements, a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in basic and applied biomedical research
    • Experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, data collection and management procedures, and analytical tools and methods
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
    Expected Competencies:
    • Candidates must exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to brief stakeholders in the scientific research community on bioinformatics activities
    • Candidates must have advanced scientific knowledge in the field of cancer genomics and broad knowledge in the application of information technology
    • Candidates must be capable of providing thought leadership and innovation in project initiatives

    PREFERENCES

    Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
    • Knowledge of the field of cancer genomics

    TERMS

    Full Time

    LOCALE

    Rockville, MD

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please visit careers.leidos.com/jobs[...]i-nci

    DEADLINE

    None

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