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    Opportunity: Scientific Database Manager (Bioinformatics Expertise) -- Long-Term Contract @ Kelly Government / National Human Genome Research Institute -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Ryan OToole; posted on Friday, January 31, 2020

    BACKGROUND

    This is a long-term contract position which offers:
    • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
    • Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
    Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com.

    Kelly Government is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a M.S or PhD level Database Manager with Bioinformatics experience to support the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, MD.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Optimize and maintain best practice pipelines to call whole genome SNPs/indels/SVs. Impute genome wide genotypes using large scale reference genome panels where necessary.
    • Implement quality control measures to curate RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data (single cell and bulk), chip-seq, and develop pipeline to analyze the data.
    • Develop and maintain databases and datasets to track inventories of DNAs, RNAs, or tissue samples in the laboratory.
    • Prepare and submit various genomics data, including genotypes, next generation sequence reads of samples to NCBI databases, including dbGaP, SRA or GEO.
    • Provide broad-based programming and analytic support for a wide variety of bioinformatic and genomic research projects. Write custom scripts to analyze public or data generated in the lab to answer immediate questions.
    • Provide detailed documentation of custom scripts to allow efficient sharing.
    • Assist researchers with running third-party software, interpret results, and summarize findings.
    • Work on multiple projects concurrently with other laboratory members as needed.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Two (2) years of experience in data management. Familiarity with computer platforms and statistical packages. Experience in creating data management tracking systems, error-checking procedures and back-up procedures to prevent loss of data. The ability to write programs in MATLAB and other languages to extract, analyze, and format data. Knowledge of Federal information technology policies and regulations.
    • Efficiency in working with Unix/Linux, ability to install software, and bash scripting
    • Fluency in writing scripts in Perl and/or Python, and R
    • Ability to use version control systems, including GitHub and the Subversion control system
    • Ability to visualize and generate figures to graphically represent complex data
    • Good collaborative work ethics in a group environment
    • Ability to quickly convert analysis ideas to implementation, and to multi-task on different projects
    • Excellent ability to document work being completed and to reproduce analysis results
    • Good communication and writing skills

    PREFERENCES

    Preferred skills and experience:
    • Ability to work with relational databases, including MySQL and Oracle
    • Knowledge of packaging software Snakemake and containers like Singularity, Docker
    • Interest or experience in bioinformatics or a degree in bioinformatics is preferred.
    • Experience in handling various types of sequence data, including SNP array, exome, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and whole genome data, single cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq data
    • Familiarity with genomic public databases such as UCSC, dbGaP, Ensembl, and the SRA

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should submit resumes to Ryan O'Toole, Scientific Recruiter, at ryao149[at]kellyservices.com.

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