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Bioinformatician

Job ID: 201562
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2020
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an experienced Bioinformatician to support a program with direct impact to our country’s national security.  This position is located in Fort Meade, MD.  The position requires an active/current TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph and be willing and able to pass an additional polygraph as needed.


Responsibilities/Duties:

The candidate will have a strong domain knowledge in genomics, excellent programming skills, and have experience applying that knowledge with next generation sequencing.  The candidate will combine research in biology, medicine, and health-related studies with information technology in order to collect and interpret data covering a range of fields, such as genetics or pharmaceutics.  The candidate will manage, mine, visualize and analyze biological data working closely with other professionals to achieve the broader objective of their work to:

  • Exploit identified sequences using approved bioinformatics tools and processes
  • Support incorporation of identified sequences of value into appropriate databases or repositories
  • Write reports on exploitation of DNA sequences
  • Write reports on identification of areas of collaboration
  • Have demonstrated ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team, communicate clearly, and deliver timely results. 

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum BS degree focused in genetic analysis of biological and/or human identity sample with strong bioinformatics expertise;

  • 2+ years experience performing bioinformatics work and writing reports based upon the resulting work/accomplishments.
  • Published reports related to genetic analysis/bioinformatics and/or authored new procedures/methods to create innovative approaches to solve complex issue
  • Experience handling next generation sequencing data, running kmer and non-kmer based analysis methods, and read-mapping
  • Understanding of the technical underpinnings, applications, and limitations of multiple sequencing platforms including but not limited to Illumina, PacBio, and Oxford Nanopore
  • Proficiency in statistics packages such as R
  • Programming skills sufficient to extract, transform, process, and clean large metagenomics datasets
  • Significant current experience (i.e, within the last 2-years) in metagenomics analysis of environmental samples

Desired Qualifications

 




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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