Battelle Memorial Institute Bioinformatics Research Scientist in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Our Applied Genomics and Biology Business Line is currently seeking a Bioinformatics Research Scientist to support multi-disciplined teams to execute government and commercial programs focused on implementing massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technologies combined with high performance computing techniques for human forensics. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA .
The Bioinformatics Research Scientist’s responsibilities include the following:
Provide technical guidance to multi-discipline teams in the development of novel computational and bioinformatics products, effectively facilitating productive communications between data scientists, computer programmers, and biological scientists
Evaluate, develop, implement, and integrate complex data analytics software applications, to include overseeing the development and documentation of new algorithms, development of useful reference databases and scripting to populate, coding (Python, Perl, Java, and related languages), and build-out of the user interface
Provide support in experimental design, analysis, and integration of high-content data generating capabilities (e.g., MPS)
Create new software tools to enable novel bioinformatics approaches
Provide requisite oversight to ensure timely and efficient execution of the program.
Ensure effective and frequent communications amongst technical performers, senior project leadership, and line management
Capture technical progress in technical reports, briefings, marketing collateral, and peer-reviewed articles for presentation to management and customers
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
A minimum of a BS in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or equivalent with a strong focus on algorithm development, data structures and scientific programming with 5-8yrs experience.
Strong statistical analytic skills, with proven experience in the analysis of complex data sets and in the development of data-driven statistical/computational models
Excellent oral and written communication skills required, including productive operation within a team-oriented environment
Sole U.S. citizenship, with a current U.S. Government TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance as a condition of employment
THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:
Experience with MPS-based technologies
Demonstrated expertise and experience in scripting languages, with knowledge of Linux and cloud environments
Practical experience working with human DNA forensics
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.
Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.
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