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    Opportunity: Data Scientist Outreach Coordinator @ Computercraft Corporation -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Computercraft Corporation; posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2020


    Computercraft seeks an enthusiastic scientist with research experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, and/or genomics with exceptional communication, writing, and teaching skills. The successful candidate will play a central role in organizing, managing, and conducting code-a-thon events sponsored by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


    Principal responsibilities include:
    • Develop and deliver awesome, innovative, and cutting-edge code-a-thons in collaboration with NCBI scientific product teams and the NIH Office of Data Science.
    • Create and manage the NCBI schedule of code-a-thon events on topics such as genomics, bioinformatics, and data science.
    • Screen code-a-thon project proposals and participant applications, identify project team leads, and populate project-based teams for each event.
    • Network with community leaders to develop and publicize code-a-thon events and form ongoing collaborations.
    • Summarize and communicate code-a-thon success stories and lessons learned to NCBI, NLM, and NIH management.
    • Participate in and/or serve as a consultant for code-a-thons or similar events hosted by other NIH institutes, universities, or organizations.
    • Collaborate with NCBI/NLM staff to develop and deliver workshops and webinars on bioinformatics, cloud computing, and other data science topics.


    A Ph.D. in a biomedical science and teaching experience are required, along with familiarity with UNIX/Linux, GitHub, and common scripting languages such as Python. Experience with cloud computing (AWS, GCP) and bioinformatics software is strongly preferred.


    This is a full-time position working on site at NCBI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland.


    Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work--life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.


    To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website:




    Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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