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Bioinformatics Scientist (Protein and Vaccine design) - NIH - Rockville, MD

Kelly Services
Rockville, MD 20851
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 **two (2) Bioinformatics Scientists** at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, 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:


**_(1) Bioinformatics Scientist (Junior)_**


+ Design and develop in silico analysis tools providing biological insight of vaccine targets including (but not limited to) HIV-1, SARS-CoV-2 spike, Influenza, Dengue/Zika, SIV, Lassa virus and other emerging pathogens.

+ Utilize computer simulation expertise such as molecular dynamic and monte carlo simulations to solve protein structures dynamics and mechanism of protein-protein interaction.

+ Develop and improve an in-silico tool to quantify glycan density of glycoprotein and find out correlations with antibody-antigen properties (e.g., immunogenicity, antigenicity, antibody-antigen recognition distance).

+ Develop web-based servers of in-house developed in silico tools.

+ Apply advanced sampling skills such as steered and targeted molecular dynamics simulation approach to evaluate transition state between state 2 and state 3 of HIV-1.

+ Serve as expert to identify critical/biological findings of experimental data and collaborate with other scientists.

+ Utilize High performance computing (HPC) to bring the state-of-the-art techniques such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning to vaccine target protein design.

+ Provide scientific expertise to facilitate protein and vaccine design.

+ Publish the findings and analysis in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific Conferences


**_(2) Bioinformatics Scientist (Senior)_**


+ Utilize computer simulation expertise such as molecular dynamic and monte carlo simulations to solve protein structures dynamics and mechanism of protein-protein interaction.

+ Develop and apply in silico tools to design vaccine and therapeutic products against diverse pathogens, including HIV-1, Influenza, or Malaria.

+ Develop methods to study vaccin-elicited immune responses, including antibodies sequence and structural analysis.

+ Develop and apply cutom-made AI/ML tools to analyze vaccine outcomes.

+ Serve as expert to identify critical/biological findings of experimental data and collaborate with other scientists.

+ Utilize High performance computing (HPC) to bring the state-of-the-art techniques such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning to vaccine target protein design.

+ Co-lead on projects, including (but not limited to) HIV-1 Malaria, Influenza and Lassa) and coordinate with scientists from other organizations or institutions involved in similar or related research projects.

+ Provide scientific expertise to facilitate protein and vaccine design.

+ Mentor interns and postbaccalaureate scientists.

+ Publish the findings and analysis in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific conferences


**REQUIREMENTS** . The contractor must have:

_Bioinformatics Scientist (Junior):_


+ This position requires a PhD in Computational Biology/Chemistry or a related field and 1-2 years of postdoctoral experience.


_Bioinformatics Scientist (Senior):_


+ This position requires a PhD in Computational Biology/Chemistry or a related field and 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience


_Both Positions:_


Travel may be required, at the discretion of the Task Leader.


+ All Travel must be approved in writing by the Contracting Officer

+ All travel and training, if approved by the COR and the Contracting Officer, will be funded through a subsequent modification. Please do not include these costs in your task order proposal

+ Telework may be authorized if approved by the Task Leader, COR, and the Contracting Officer


**PLEASE APPLY ONLINE**

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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-11-19 Expires: 2021-12-20

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Bioinformatics Scientist (Protein and Vaccine design) - NIH - Rockville, MD

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