1+ months

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 paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

- Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

**TASKS/SERVICES** . The contractor shall:

+ Perform computations on research data analysis.

+ Perform computational analysis of, and interpret results.

+ Works with staff on scientific programming and experimental design.

+ Provide broad-based programming and analytic support for a wide variety of informatic and genomic research projects; write custom scripts to analyze public or data generated in the laboratory

+ Develop scripts that analyze a variety of health-related data and combine data across different orthogonal data sets, such as EHR data, environment, taxonomical knowledge resources such as OMIM, human phenotype ontology, or Drugbank to aid in genomic analyses

+ Records observations and report results at weekly laboratory meetings.

+ Provide detailed documentation of custom scripts.

+ Provides statistical support / analysis on research data.

+ Optimize and maintain best practice pipelines to determine Phenotype Risk Score PheRS and perform PheWAS, LabWAS, TWAS, and similar analyses

+ Use and maintain large-scale genotype and phenotype databases

+ Build computable phenotypes for disease, drug effects, and other conditions using combinations of EHR data and survey data

+ Provide detailed documentation of custom scripts

+ Develop or share tools via simple websites

+ Provides research / service goals in the context of the laboratory's overall mission.

+ Participate in research design with investigators for determining best practices pertaining to the bioinformatics analysis in new and ongoing projects.

+ Evaluates new types of experimental approaches to protocols based on knowledge of scientific literature, available facilities and research needs.

+ Identify new tools and resources for reaching biologically meaningful conclusions.

+ Independently coordinates the training of personnel in the use of scientific software applications, statistical software applications and programmatic software applications.

+ Work on multiple projects concurrently with other laboratory members

+ Interact with and advise other NIH researchers to translate research phenotype and analysis ideas into requirements for projects to be executed within the cohorts that we maintain access to

+ Initiates interdisciplinary collaborations with other research centers.

+ Collaborate with group members in experiments associated with data collection.

+ Deliver at least one presentation per year to audiences outside the Government.

+ Attend group meetings; present findings; author publications resulting from projects.


Experience in large-scale analyses in the high-performance

computing environment or cloud-based environment - Experience

with statistical programing languages including R or Python -

Experience in creating data management tracking systems, data and

analysis quality control, error-checking procedures, and back-up

procedures to prevent loss of data - Ability to quickly convert

analysis ideas to implementation, and to multi-task on different

projects - Experience in creating data management tracking

systems, data and analysis quality control, error-checking

procedures, and back-up procedures to prevent loss of data Good

collaborative work ethics in a group environment - Genome-wide

association studies - Work with large data sets - Microarray data

analysis - Whole Genome Sequencing - Whole Exome

Sequencing - Clinical Data Analysis - Gene-Burden Analysis -

Multi-omics Analysis - Data Harmonization - Core facility - Experience with electronic health record (EHR) a plus -

Experience with OMOP or HL-7 a plus - Experience in relational

database queries, development, and maintenance, such as SQL

- Experience with All of Us, UK biobank and the eMERGE is a

plus - Ability to use version control systems, such as GitHub is a

plus - Jupyter Notebooks - SQL - Experience with one or

more general programming languages including but not limiting

to: Python, R, Perl or Java. - Bash -

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

- Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS

degree is equivalent to a Masters degree - Minimum of one

(1) year of experience in a related field - Masters degree in

Biomedical informatics/Informatics/ Bioinformatics/ Biostatistics/

Computational Biology/Genomics/Public Health or a related field

Please Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all job opportunities offered through Kelly Government Solutions, in accordance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.


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: 2022-04-18 Expires: 2022-06-18

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