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Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an individual to work as a Bioinformatics Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

+ Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package

+ Optional health, vision, and dental plans

+ Vacation leave as well as 10 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

+ Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

+ Collaborate with Genetics Branch PIs, biologists, clinicians, PI team based computational staff, and OMICS facility staff to understand their experimental and technical goals and suggest statistical and bioinformatics solutions for biological and translational questions such as mechanisms of oncogenesis, drug target discovery, drug mechanism elucidation and patient stratification efforts

+ Design and implement state-of-the-art computational methods; use existing open-source algorithms and develop custom algorithms to answer key cancer genomics questions using data from short Illumina and long-read multiple technologies whole genomics sequencing, short-read- Illumina and long-read-PACBio whole transcriptome sequencing, single cell RNAseq, single cell ATACseq, ChipSeq, HiC, HiChiP, spatial transcriptomcs, mass spec proteomics, immunopeptidomics, and spatial proteomics including CyTOF Imaging Mass Spectrometry and microarray data sets

+ Develop and implement codes to analyze histological images, spatial transcriptomic or proteomic and other digital imaging data

+ Create generalizable code bases to improve and support development of pipelines for the analysis, interpretation and visualization of next-generation sequencing data Develop interactive shareable code solution using technologies like Jupyter KnitR for collabora-tors and actively maintain them in a centralized version-controlled repository in Github

+ Participate in the optimization of the data life cycle for each project including the use of local and central archival storage, and the submission of mature datasets to the appropriate public databases

+ Ensuring that Github is maintained for all codes developed by incumbent

+ Updating codes to current versions on a 6 monthly basis and making and documenting improvements to the current codes

+ Integrating somatic mutations, translocations, amplifications, deletions, proteomics and epigenetics data into databases for visualization

+ Incorporate newly generated omics data sets in large-scale databases to support data mining including integration with publicly available omics databases

+ Develop and implement machine learning including artificial and convolutional neural networks and other sophisticated algorithms


+ Master's Degree or higher in Biology, Life Sciences or a related discipline

+ Minimum of 2 years experience in bioinformatics or related discipline

SKILLS. (Ranked By Priority)

1. Microarray data analysis

2. Next gen sequencing data analysis: Bulk RNA-Sequencing

3. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

4. Familiarity with Genomics

5. Strong communications skills, both oral and written

6. Experience in working with Next Generation Sequencing data.

7. Single Cell RNA-Sequencing

8. Cloud-Based Computing


+ Server

+ Cloud

+ Powerpoint

+ Outlook

+ Linux

+ Excel

+ Word


+ Computer and Information Systems

+ Computer Science

+ Information Sciences

+ Statistics and Decision Science


When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position; a full job description can be made available at that time.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. Even if you arent contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network. All Kelly recruiters have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further.

As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and clients.

We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kellys Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover whats next.

It is obvious things are different than they were just a few months ago. Kelly is at the forefront of ensuring the safety of our employees in this new working environment. Be well and stay strong.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. Its just another way we make the job search work for you.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2021-11-12 Expires: 2021-12-13

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