Bioinformatics Research Associate II - Center for Prostate Disease Research - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

Overview

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

Responsibilities

HJF is seeking a Bioinformatics Research Associate II to support the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP) and the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) located at the Rockledge Offices in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the MCCRP and CPDR.

The incumbent will apply bioinformatics and data mining technologies to the study of prostate cancer and other human cancers, using genomic, proteomic, and clinicopathologic data acquired both internally and with our collaborators, as well as from the public domain.

Please click here to learn more about CPDR.

Responsibilities:
  1. Provides data processing and analysis to integrative biomedical research across the clinical, genomic, and proteomic platforms for CPDR projects, which include the development of algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information, using new software applications or customizing existing applications. (60%)
  2. Assists with biomedical informatics research projects when appropriate. (10%)
  3. Write reports, abstracts, manuscripts, and present research and development results in scientific and technological conferences. (10%)
  4. Supports scientific and technologic grant applications. (10%)
  5. Provides support and consultation in bioinformatics for MCCRP/CPDR and its collaborators. (10%)
  6. 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: Capable of working both independently and as a team player. Analytical capability of data from major proteogenomic experimental platforms including NexGen sequencing and mass-spectrometry proteomics, and array-based data. Capable of using data analysis application software such as R and SAS. Familiar with a relational database such as Oracle or MySQL. Excellent oral and written communication skills and capable of writing abstracts, manuscripts, and reports to clearly explain the results from bioinformatic analysis. Knowledge in biology. Understanding of clinic-pathologic data is a plus.

Minimum Education:Master's Degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:6-8 years of relevant work-related experience.

Work Environment:Set within an office environment.

Work Arrangement: 100% onsite with telework available ad hoc as approved by supervisor.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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