Company: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist to support the
Laboratory of Integrative Multiomics within the Military HIV
Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute
of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific,
technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated
Bioinformatics Scientist to join our research effort investigating
the functional consequences of human genetic, transcriptome,
epigenetic and microbiome variation on HIV-1 and emerging diseases
pathogenesis ( The candidate will be responsible for designing,
leading, and carrying out integrative analyses of these omics data,
to elucidate cellular pathways and networks that are associated
with immune responses to infectious diseases. Candidate will have
direct supervisory roles over junior staff, in addition to
providing said staff with guidance and support in building
- The candidate will implement analysis workflows to facilitate
multi-omics analysis and pursue bioinformatics analyses in
collaboration with scientists at MHRP and other branches at WRAIR
by building analytical workflows using bioinformatics tools to
interpret NGS data. (25%)
- Analyze and manage large and computationally complex datasets.
- Responsible for maintaining/extending/automating bioinformatics
workflows, improving efficiency, facilitating QC activities.
- Trains, supervises, and gives guidance junior scientists and
bioinformatics analysts. (20%)
- Author scientific publications based on both research findings
and data analysis results derived from employing standard and novel
analysis methodologies. (20%)
- May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or
directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and
participation in required training for role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Extensive experience with next generation sequencing
computational and analytical tools. The ability to construct
high-throughput analysis pipelines for omics data, and to integrate
with in-house databases. Must be highly motivated to solve
biological problems, and have experience analyzing large-scale and
high-throughput genomics datasets (e.g., whole genome sequencing,
ChIP-Seq, methyl-seq, metabolomics or RNA-Seq datasets).
- Experience working with a Linux cluster environment. Experience
working with job scheduling such as LSF, PBS, or SLURM. The
candidate should have a good knowledge of one scripting language
for handling large-scale data (e.g., Python, Perl), and one
programming language for implementing computational models and
algorithms (R, Matlab, Python, C/C++).
- Must be an enthusiastic, self-directed, and communicative team
player; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; must possess
excellent writing and communication skills and be able to supervise
junior bioinformaticians. The candidate will be able to work
independently as indicated by their ability to publish papers.
Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in Bioinformatics, Computer
Science or related scientific discipline is required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of relevant
work experience required.
Work Environment: Set in an office work environment.
Background/Security : Must have lived in the U.S. 3 out of the
past 5 years; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier I
investigation/ Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of
a background check, which may include, but is not limited to,
contacting your professional references, verification of previous
employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal
background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of
stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human
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