Bioinformatics Scientist

Job opening ID
1926

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:
•Provide bioinformatics support, data quality assurance and curation activities for genomics research laboratory.
•Collaborate with staff in solving problems in a broad range of research topics.
•Create database to track various genomic, epigenomic and clinical data.
•Curate data for downstream analyses.
•Maintain current databases and datasets in the laboratory.
•Submit data to various public databases.
•Write scripts in at least two of the following languages: Perl, shell, R, Python.
•Work with relational databases, including mySQL and Oracle.
•Handle various sequence data, including SNP array, exome, chip-seq, RNA-seq, whole genome, etc.
•Design and execute data processing pipelines.
•Use graphing software to visualize complex data.
•Prepare data to share with collaborators.
•Work with researchers on running third-party software and/or write custom programs; interpret results where necessary.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Sciences or a related discipline; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
•Minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
•Strong programming and database skills.
•Ability to write scripts in at least two of the following languages: Perl, shell, R, Python.
•Ability to work in relational databases, including mySQL and Oracle.
•Knowledge or experience working with Unix/Linux, Windows, Mac.
•Exposure to genetics, genomics sequence data.
•Experience handling various sequence data, including SNP array, exome, chip-seq, RNA-seq, whole genome, etc.
•Experience in design and execution of data processing pipelines.
•Familiarity with graphing software tools, and the ability to visualize complex data.
•Familiarity with genomic public databases, such as UCSC, dbGaP, Ensembl, SRA, etc.
•Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Number of positions
1

Location
Bethesda

State
Maryland