Programmer Analyst

Job Category: 
Information Technology (IT)
Location: 
Frederick
Multiple Positions Available: 
No
Research Area Keywords: 

.NET, SQL Server, biochemistry, programmer analyst

Position Description: 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration, data analysis and training to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and staff. The Core Infrastructure and Systems Biology (CISB) group in ABCC strives to streamline and provide innovative solutions for the NCI/NIH community to access and use biological information collected across different sources and formats. Integrating diverse data sources to enable disease agnostic access and analysis, variant impact annotation, identifier conversions across species, and merging clinical and research data enables translation from basic to the goal of precision medicine. CISB is looking for an experienced analyst to support the database and application management efforts at the NCI’s Molecular Targets Program (MTP).

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide data management and analysis support

Maintain scientific applications and databases on single-user personal computer through the multi-user, multi-processor large memory mainframe

Communicate with the experts in the MTP, gather requirements and provide support

Provide training to researchers on a variety of platforms and applications

Evaluate and develop methodologies to allow utilization of new software tools and generate the information required by MTP researchers

Determine methods and procedures on new assignments

Document approaches and mechanisms clearly and comprehensively

Number of Positions: 
1
C.V. Required: 
Yes
Number of References Required: 
3
Experience Required: 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

This is a dual level requisition. It may be filled at either a Level III or IV.

For the Level III:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in biochemistry or computational sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (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 4 years experience in managing and supporting complex scientific applications

For the Level IV:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in biochemistry or computational sciences or a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (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 6 years of experience in managing and supporting complex scientific systems.

Both the levels will require the following:

Expertise in web application development using the .NET web framework

Expertise with MSSQL and/or other relational database management systems

Expertise in developing novel biochemical analysis tools

Strong drive and initiative in independently identifying and resolving problems, and making recommendations

Ability to effectively communicate with biochemists and molecular biologists and translate the requirements gathered through these interactions to support tasks

Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Master’s degree in biochemistry or computational sciences or a related field

Experience in providing guidance to other analysts

Experience working in a research/scientific environment

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.

Contact Name: 
Sheryl Hollarn
Contact E-mail: 
sheryl.hollarn@nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers