Bioinformatics Analyst

Job Category: 
Information Technology (IT)
Multiple Positions Available: 
Research Area Keywords: 

bioinformatics, NGS, Cancer genomics

Position Description: 


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Bachelor’s degree in life science/bioinformatics/math/physics/computer related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.

In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant experience. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

A Masters’ or PhD degree in any quantitative science is preferred.

Commitment to solving biological problems and communicating these solutions. Ability to multi-task across projects. Experience in submitting data sets to public repositories. Management of large genomic data sets including integration with data available from public sources. Prior customer-facing role. Record of scientific achievements including journal publications and conference presentations.

Expected Competencies:

Deep understanding of and experience in processing high throughput biomedical data: data cleaning, normalization, analysis, interpretation and visualization. Ability to understand and analyze data from complex experimental designs. Proficiency in at least two of the following programming languages: Perl, Python, R, Java and C/C++. Experience in at least two of the following areas: metagenomics, ChIPSeq, RNASeq, ExomeSeq, DHS-Seq, microarray analysis. Familiarity with public databases: NCBI, Ensembl, TCGA, cBioPortal, Broad FireHose. Knowledge of working in a cluster environment.

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The Advanced Biomedical Computational Science (ABCS) Group is a part of the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) program Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. The ABCS provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration and training, and high-performance computing support to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff.


The Bioinformatics Analyst III is responsible for providing collaborative bioinformatics support to the investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Responsible for:

The analysis and interpretation of high-throughput biomedical data generated by microarray, next-generation sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics platforms. Designing, developing and deploying robust workflows, as well as custom scripts, to support the analysis of high-throughput data. Mining publicly available biological data to generate novel hypotheses or insights. Presenting analysis results, in a clear and concise manner, to an audience not familiar with bioinformatics. Developing analytical workflows for new sequencing technologies. The Bioinformatics Analyst III is expected to work effectively as a member of a team; coordinate activities among other groups located at the Bethesda, Frederick, Rockville and Gaithersburg NCI campuses; follow sound scientific practices and maintain effective documentation of activities and analyses. Majority of time will be spent on the main NIH campus in Bethesda.

Additional Information: 

Hiring for this position will be through Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

How To Apply: 

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Contact Name: 
Sheryl Hollarn
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HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers