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    Opportunity: Scientific Programmer w/ NIH/NHGRI @ Digicon Corporation--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Karen Mirolli; posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009


    The Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) is currently seeking a detail-oriented programmer to join its Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with NHGRI research investigators performing a variety of large-scale genetic and genomic studies. These investigators employ cutting-edge technologies, such as next-generation sequencing methods, to advance our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying human disease. The contributions of programmers within the Bioinformatics Core are often recognized by co-authorship on published scientific manuscripts.


    • Two years professional experience programming in Perl & CGI
    • Two years professional experience with relational database development
    • Solid knowledge of SQL and HTML
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and deploying applications on a UNIX and Linux platforms
    • Familiarity with public bioinformatics and genomic databases and tools (e.g., Entrez, UniGene, BLAST, UCSC Genome Browser, Ensembl, and Phred/Phrap/Consed)
    • Must be well-organized and experienced in software documentation
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with confident and cooperative service-oriented attitude
    Desired Skills & Experience:
    • Previous experience providing programming support on bioinformatics and genomic projects
    • Some experience with object-oriented programming
    • Some experience with high-performance (parallel) computing
    • The ability to be self motivated and work independently, with minimal supervision
    • Bachelorís or Masterís degree in computer science, biology, bioinformatics, or a related field
    ***All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer and able to pass a background investigation (Level 5)***

    This is a contract position offered through Digicon Corporation. Digicon is a full-service information technology company that is recognized as a leading IT service provider known for providing long-term support to key Government agencies and Fortune 1000 businesses. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a Word- or PDF-formatted copy of your resume and salary expectations to Delfon McRae at Delfon.McRae[at]

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