Bioinformatics Scientist

GAP Solutions, Inc.
 Hamilton, MT

Position Objective: Provide services as a Bioinformatics Scientist in support of the overall functions of the Director of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB) within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform bioinformatics analysis and support using NGS analysis, whole-exome, whole-genome, RNA-seq, ChIP-Seq, both long- and short-read technologies, etc., statistical modeling, scripting, and biological interpretation.
  • Address bioinformatics, scientific computing, and data analysis needs of the projects of the lab, by lending expertise in the proper statistical design of biological experiments involving high- throughput genome-scale technologies, data mining and knowledge discovery techniques, automated workflow development, statistical and scientific experimental design.
  • Provide bioinformatics support to include somatic and germline variant calling and analysis, single-cell and bulk gene expression analysis, de novo assembly of genomes and transcriptomes, comparative genomics of model and non-model organisms, proteomics, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and the development of high-throughput pipelines for the analysis of the above data modalities.
  • Provide statistical support/analysis on research data of the unit.
  • Assist with scientific publications in leading peer-reviewed journals.
  • Perform general laboratory skills and sample processing for molecular and protein analysis
  • Keep up to date with pertinent scientific literature, and write, prepare papers describing experimental findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Deliver oral presentations and effectively communicate with senior colleagues and collaborators. Attend and participate in seminars, conferences, weekly lab and group meetings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters or Ph.D in a related field is required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in bioinformatics is required.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in R, Python, and other programming languages preferred.
  • Ability to write, submit and publish papers describing research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with intramural and extramural colleagues.
  • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects

*This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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This position is contingent upon contract award.