Data Science/Informatics

Bioinformatics Scientist

Bethesda, Maryland
Work Type: Full Time

Bioinformatics Scientist - National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Immune System Biology (LISB).


  • Provide a variety of support using computational analysis, integration, and modeling of diverse data sets, to include microarray, bulk and single-cell RNAseq, ATAC-seq, flow and CyTOF phenotyping, serum proteome, SNP genotyping, and microbiome profiling.
  • Provide data analysis using a “Bottom up” dynamical modeling, for example, starting from networks of molecular/cellular interactions.
  • Work and serve as the main point of contact with NIH/NIAID IT and high-performance computing teams to set up, develop, and maintain necessary computational infrastructure and tools for research.
  • Assist with writing of scientific manuscripts.
  • Assist with preparation of scientific presentations for both internal team members and outside at scientific conferences.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • Ph.D. in computational biology, statistics, bioinformatics, systems biology, biophysics, or relevant disciplines with hands-on research experience with bioinformatics and the analysis and modeling of large-scale data sets.
  • Expert knowledge of statistics and quantitative modeling.
  • Expert knowledge of computer programming skills with proficiency in R and at least one scripting language (Perl/Python/Ruby).
  • Solid experience with database design and construction, and dynamical system theory and modeling are pluses.
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Java as well as experience with multiple OS platforms (Windows, MAC, Linux) are pluses.
  • Research experience or formal training in the biomedical sciences is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to prioritize.
  • Strong communication skills – presenting and sharing data at meetings will be required.
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