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Job Title: Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
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Organization: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Posted: 2/9/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bethesda,  MD    USA
Position Description: HJF is seeking a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist to contribute to the advancement of Bioinformatics, particularly in the areas of Genomics and Metagenomics. In addition, designs, develops, and guides the implementation of software solutions that aid in the visualization and analysis of Next-generation Sequencing data (NGS). Develops solutions to large scale problems as well as customized algorithms and mathematical models to problems in Genomics, Genetics, Metagenomics and NGS.

This position will be in support of the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i). The Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i), funded by the Department of Defense was established in 2013. SC2i is a Uniformed Services University center that leverages legacy information from service members, and critically ill civilian and military patients to develop biomarker-driven clinical decision support tools (CDSTs) with the goal of improving patient clinical outcomes and reducing costs across the injury/disease cycle.

Learn more about SC2i here:

Responsibilities: -Applies for grant support to novel lines of research in Bioinformatics. -Creates new algorithms and mathematical models to solve problems in Genomics and NGS. -Develops and guides the implementation of specialized software to solve Biological problems and support infrastructure development. -Develops and guides the implementation of customized pipelines to solve recurrently appearing problems in Genomics and NGS. -Trains and supervises junior scientists, Bioinformatics analysts and students providing collaborative assistance in various computing modalities to include but not limited to cloud experience. -Cooperates with other groups in finding Statistical and Bioinformatics solutions to problems that may improve their research flow. -Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, and patent applications. -May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Strong background in Computer Science, Statistics, Genomics, Genetics, RDBMS, - Cloud Computing, Google APIs, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology required. -Programming skills in languages such as C++ or/and JAVA , and experience programming in PERL or PYTHON. -Expert level programming in statistical software such as SQL and R preferred. -RDBMS preferred -YAML languages such as Helm, Terraform or Ansible preferred. -Cloud experience required, certifications preferred.

Work Environment: This position will take place primarily in an office setting. Education and Experience: Masters Degree Minimum of 6-8 years experience required.

Preferred qualifications: Doctoral Degree

Organization Description: HJF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

Closing Date: 5/9/2024
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Contact Name: Paige Hoeflich,  Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
Contact Location: 6720A Rockledge Drive

Bethesda   MD  20817
United States
Contact Location: 6720A Rockledge Drive
  Bethesda   MD  20817
  United States
Contact Phone: 2406944022 
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