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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician (#2108-12755-BIOI-0T4) @ ASRT, Inc. -- Atlanta, GA (US)
    Submitted by Michael Astwood; posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022


    ASRT, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of ASRT, Inc. and will be assigned to the Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (OAMD), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide scientific and technical support for the OAMD.


    Scope of Work:
    The Bioinformatician will provide scientific and technical support to the Office of Advance Molecular Detection in support of the mission and goals of OAMD.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Monitor the technical status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work. This may include monitoring vendor and collaborator performance based on data reported on key project measures using qualitative and quantitative measures. Maintain records that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of assigned activities; prepare a variety of written correspondence, reports and other materials as appropriate. Summarize project data for program's use (this could include creation of short briefs, presentations, dashboards, reports, charts, etc.).
    • Support cloud implementation by working with the cloud implementation team to establish requirements and to assist with technical review of implementation and verification of work performed.
    • Provide bioinformatics support by reviewing reports and developing standards for analysis.
    • Review outputs from bioinformatics analysis pipelines to verify pipelines perform as expected.
    • Work with CDC Scientific Computing Team to establish requirements, verify implementation, schedule meetings, keep up with documentation to support the team.
    • Assist in defining and developing statements of work for IT contracts related to cloud implementation.
    • Perform market research related to cloud implementation.
    • Provide technical documentation in relation to cloud implementation.
    • Coordinate and maintain contacts and relations with as well as facilitate meetings and sessions between OAMD partners, interested external groups and collaborating organizations Partners for knowledge-sharing, project development and improvement.
    • Draft and present summaries of findings to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Confer with and represent the assigned program and division in meetings with offices within CDC, grantees, and external partners to foster collaborative working relationships to the benefit of the program.


    Education and Experience:
    • Master's degree in information technology, bioinformatics, allied health, health science, or life sciences
    • At least 3 years work experience in health informatics
    • At least 2 years work experience in cloud implementation
    • At least 2 years technical project management experience
    • Strong quantitative skills, including proficiency in R; relational database management systems; and standard Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Communication skills, including experience developing communication tools such as scientific manuscripts, presentations, and posters.
    • Excellent skills for preparing written documents and giving oral presentations.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to comfortably multi-task.
    • At least 1-2 years of prior experience in applying machine learning algorithms in the area of large-scale genomic problems, bacterial or human
    • Strong demonstrable experience in programming languages and software packages; able to develop novel bioinformatics pipeline, distributable packages and modules
    • Ability to configure and maintain a Unix/Linux bioinformatics computing environment
    • Experience working with a diverse interdisciplinary team.
    Language Skills:
    • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States.


    Anticipated start date: Two weeks after candidate identification


    Position location: Atlanta, GA, USA
    Travel: As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position


    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    If you are viewing this position on a site other than the ASRT Career Center, you may apply using this link

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    ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

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