Bioinformatics Analyst

Updated: December 5, 2018
Job ID: 214292
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Annandale, VA, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to support the Gynecologic Oncology (GYN-COE) Department located at the Women's Health Integrated Research Center (WHIRC) in Annandale, VA. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to GYN-COE.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of bioinformatics software and database solutions in collaboration with research, surgical and technical staff.

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform primary analysis of next-generation genomic and proteomic data acquired using high resolution mass spectrometry from clinical tissues, biofluids and experimental models.
  2. Develop data management solutions to integrate bioinformatics results with clinical and pathological data to support novel data analyses workflows.
  3. Collaborate with leading surgeons, geneticists, molecular biologists, biochemists and computational biologists.
  4. Contribute content to abstracts, publications, conference presentations and grant applications.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong computer skills and hands-on experience in analyzing microarray data, next-generation sequencing data, biomarker-based assay data, knowledge-based data analysis modeling software applications, working knowledge of scientific programming (PERL, Phython, JavaScript, R, or Macro for MS-Excel etc.), and expertise in working in Unix/Linux and Windows environments as well. Ability to meet deadlines of projects. Experience with fundamental statistics. Good communication and analytical skills. Team oriented with ability to work independently. Good time management skills; can prioritize multiple assignments. Knowledge of complex laboratory procedures. Basic knowledge of Oracle database design, implementation, management, and SQL query design.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: B.S. degree in bioinformatics or other major extensive bioinformatics experience and documentation of professional experience in computational biology.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of directly related research experience.

Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: The incumbent has no supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment: Office and Laboratory environment.

Must be a U.S. Citizen and will be required to obtain a favorable National Agency Check with Law and Credit (NACLC).

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

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

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