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Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Research Triangle Park, NC

Kelly Services
Durham, NC 27709
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 Research Triangle Park, NC.**

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:

This position will independently provide support to metabolomics and

proteomics research.

**Provides programming and troubleshooting support to the Federal Government in the dissemination of research data.**

Generate and optimize programs and scripts for the analysis of data; create programs and algorithms and develop computational infrastructure resources for organizing and parsing data from large and complex data

Serve as bioinformatics expert and coordinate with teams of biologists to conduct experimental queries and/or perform portions of studies using complex procedures and techniques common to modern bioinformatics

Coordinate building bioinformatics infrastructure to ensure easy and meaningful scientific analysis and interpretation of data

Provide broad-based programming and analytic support for a wide variety of bioinformatic and research projects

Install, troubleshoot and run open-source and commercial scientific software on platforms

**Performs computations on research data analysis.**

Perform computational analysis of, and interpret results

Provide reports based on analysis of scientific data

Provide interpretive analyses of data derived from different experimental platforms to generate biological meaning

Write custom programs and algorithms to support data analyses and discovery

Collaborate with the mass spectrometry group to recommend and perform computational approaches for analyzing and interpreting proteomic metabolomic data as well as prepare and present the results based on the scientific objectives

Conduct routine data analyses; develop customized analytical strategies for each project; deliver summary reports and visualization of results; assist with interpretation

**Works with staff on scientific programming and experimental design.**

Collaborate with scientists to design, analyze, manage and interpret all types of data

Design and execute computational experiments

Work with staff on planning of experiments, and data analysis for internal and collaborative projects; use bioinformatics expertise to advise and help bench scientists on experimental design and trouble-shooting

Work with staff to develop specifications for new analysis; design, test and implement solutions

Make recommendations to investigators about the correct computational tools for testing scientific hypotheses and reaching valid conclusions

Support the mass spectrometry group in developing custom pipelines for data acquisition, metadata tagging, management, and archiving

Develop and maintain custom software as well as evaluate and utilize commercial and open source software for proteomics and metabolomic analyses as required by research projects

**Records observations and report results at weekly laboratory meetings.**

Maintain proper and detailed documentation of the analysis performed and report results at lab meetings

Attend scientific and programming meetings; take and compile comprehensive notes; organize and edit content of meeting reports

Prepare scientific reports and progress reports; assemble data to prepare tables, graphs and slides; conduct scientific and program related information searches and report results

Organize daily laboratory notebook on experiments; prepare weekly updates on on-going experiments and tasks; provide monthly progress notes on assigned projects; submit final progress reports and future directions on projects

Organize laboratory notebook or computer database to record results of calculations Share results at lab meetings

**Provides statistical support / analysis on research data.**

Devise novel methods of statistical analysis for collected data

Utilize and adapt existing bioinformatics techniques to check for trends and patterns in the data

Perform data processing and data analysis with existing computational and statistical methods

Assist in evaluating and interpreting results for validity and scientific meaning

Establish reproducible data analysis pipelines and standard operating procedures; provide detailed documentations for methodologies so they can be reproduced and applied to similar studies

Develop analytical approaches to integrate multiple omic data generated internally as well as use of publicly available datasets

Proficiently apply statistical software and associated bioinformatics packages related to mass spectrometry-based omic data

Collaborate with staff on design and development of major proteomics and metabolomics-related programming projects; write custom scripts; develop novel analytic methodology

**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

Create novel programs and algorithms that facilitate discovery of knowledge in investigating large and complex data

Develop and optimize programs and scripts that facilitate organization, integration and data-mining of large data sets; integrate these models into a framework of best practices

Participate in the design of new protocols involving computational methods

Work with staff on the development and maintenance of bioinformatics tools, scripts and pipe-lines for data

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

Research and review literature to retrieve targeted clinical or scientific information, including novel statistical methods, from publicly available resources

Collaborate with staff to review current and historical procedures for the acquisition, quality control and management of data

Analyze and evaluate data cleaning and harmonization needs in the using a variety of descriptive statistics and analytic methods Identify new tools and resources for reaching biologically meaningful conclusions

Collaborate with experimentalists and computational biologists to develop new computational tools to answer research questions of interest

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

Provide training in and technical support including product updates and version control for programs, algorithms, archives, and pipelines generated during the course of this work

Instruct staff in computational analysis of data

Provide ad hoc trainings and hands-on workshops on the use of bioinformatics tools

Provide training of students, new investigators, and other laboratory personnel in the use of techniques, procedures and equipment to complete the objectives of the laboratory

Onboard and train staff involved in new clinical trials, including the import of a wide variety of legacy data set; provide rigorous quality control of these data

**Initiates interdisciplinary collaborations with other research centers.**

Work with an interdisciplinary team to apply computational data analysis approaches to make biological discoveries

Collaborate with group members in experiments associated with data collection

Interact with all levels of staff and communicate with outside collaborators in the US and abroad

Work with staff, collaborate with outside researchers, and contribute to positive overall teamwork; teach Bioinformatics principles and methodologies

Collaborate with biologists, statisticians and/or other bioinformaticians in the design of models summarizing explaining experimental data

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

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

Present analysis results at research conferences and meetings

Present new research data in group settings, at meetings or seminars

Present scientific and technical data at scientific conferences

**REQUIREMENTS.** The contractor must have:

**Certifications & Licenses**

- Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline - M.S. in a related discipline with at least three years of specialized experience

**Field of Study**

- Environmental Science - Biochemical Sciences - Applied Mathematics - Mathematics and Computer Science


- R - Python - MATLAB - Linux - Shell - PERL - Unix - Java - Bash


- Work with large data sets - Biostatistical analysis - Experimental

design - Proteomics data analysis - Metabolomics data analysis -

Pipeline development - Multi-omics Analysis - Data Quality Control

- Data Harmonization - Machine Learning - Core facility - Data


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.

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Posted: 2022-04-29 Expires: 2022-05-30

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