Bioinformatics Scientist

Job opening ID

1848

Posting title

Bioinformatics Scientist

Roles and responsibilities

Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus 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 Bioinformatics Scientist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at www.columbususa.com

Job Description:
•Oversee data management of study protocols; monitor data entry; perform quality control checks. 
•Participate in discussions and meetings with investigators, clinical staff, NIH database centers and outside vendors on data collection, management, quality assurance and analysis. 
•Implement methods to ensure data quality and data harmonization, including genetic data. 
•Write and implement SAS, R, PERL and/or PYTHON scripts to clean, format, merge and analyze datasets. 
•Create and maintain technical documentation of data management and data dictionaries for various datasets. 
•Maintain software, code repositories, releases and improvements. 
•Research, evaluate and adopt new algorithms for the analysis of genomes and DNA sequencing data. •Provide computational analysis support for population-based statistical analyses, including sequencing projects; provide written technical descriptions of implemented algorithms. 
•Perform various statistical analyses for investigators; present results in written, table and graphic forms. 
•Contribute to the publication of the laboratory's research.

Required Skills:
•Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Bioinformatics. 
•Minimum of three (3) years of experience in epidemiological research database management and statistical analyses. 
•Demonstrated knowledge of database management and statistical analysis software. 
•Demonstrated knowledge of SQL. 
•Ability to write technical documentation and data dictionaries, and to summarize various statistical methods and analysis results. 
•Strong communications skills, both oral and written. 
•Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills. 
•Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve.

Number of positions

1

Location

Bethesda

State

Maryland