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Job Title: Bioinformatics Analyst (214732)
Job Number: 214732
Organization: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF)
Posted: 11/13/2019
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Silver Spring,  MD   
Position Description: HJF is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) and Emerging Infection Diseases (EID) branch located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. The candidate will be supporting projects related to emerging infectious diseases and will be working closely with other bioinformaticians. The candidate will analyze next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods such as whole transcriptome RNA-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq, Rep-seq in the co context of human cohorts from vaccine trials of of emerging infectious diseases.


   Designs and Implements analysis for NGS as assigned in a high-performance computing envi environment.   Builds analytical workflows for automated dep deployment of bioinformatics tools for int interpreting NGS data.   Responsible for maintaining/extending bi bioinformatics workflows, improving ef efficiency, and facilitating QC activities.   Perform other duties as related to the p position such as data and project management t to ensure data is being processed in an e efficient and timely manner. Contributes to writing scientific manuscripts.

Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ex Experience working with a Linux cluster en environment. Proficiency with Perl and/or Py Python. Can work independently.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience with next generation sequencing platforms and analysis such as RNA-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq and BCR-TCR analysis. Expe Experience working with job scheduling such as L as LSF, PBS, or SLURM. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Ma Master's degree required, PHD preferred in co computational biology or bioinformatics, or a a related field, and experience/expertise in ma manipulation and analysis of large data se sets, including assembly of genomes, an analysis of sequences, and related studies. Go Good time management skills, and ability to pr prioritize multiple assignments.

Minimum Experience: 1-2 years experience. Fresh PhD gr Fresh PhD graduates with appropriate experience i experience in NGS analysis may be considered. Physical Capabilities: Job performance requires lo requires long periods of sitting at a computer.   computer.  Must possess adequate vision and manual dext manual dexterity for computer work. Must have the ab have the ability to communicate verbally.

Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will be under the under the supervision of senior personnel at MHRP. Wo MHRP. Work Environment:  General office environm environment. Other:  Work is performed entirely in support support of a Federal sponsored Cooperative Agreeme Agreement and therefore is dependent solely on the on the ability of the Federal Government to fund th fund the agreement. Position will terminate in the in the absence or withdrawal of Federal funds.

funds. Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI backgr background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon succ successful completion of a background check, whic which may include, but is not limited to, cont contacting your professional references, veri verification of previous employment, addr addresses, education, and credentials, a crim criminal background check, drug screening, and and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) chec check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative ac action employer.  All qualified applicants wi will receive consideration for employment wi without regard to race, color, religion, se sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, na national origin, disability, or protected ve veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 2/13/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Stella Madden,  Bioinformatics Analyst (214732)
Contact Location: 6720A Rockledge Drive

Bethesda   MD  20817
United States
Contact Location: 6720A Rockledge Drive
  Bethesda   MD  20817
  United States
Contact Phone: 240-694-2228 
Contact Fax: 240-694-3145
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