Bioinformatics Scientists in Atlanta, GA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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    Atlanta, GA
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    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

This position is expected to be funded in August.

GDIT has a future opportunity for Bioinformatics Scientists in Atlanta working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Candidates with broad experience in bioinformatics are desired with expertise at least two of the following areas: comparative genomics, Next Generation Sequence (NGS) analysis, high throughput genome annotation, analysis pipeline development, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.  The ability to work with and integrate other data types (e.g. laboratory data, epidemiological information, etc) with core sequence information is highly desired. In this role, you will collaborate with CDC staff and team members to define project objectives, implementation details, and project schedules. Working as part of diverse team of bioinformatics, laboratory, and public health professionals, you will contribute to the development of standards-based algorithms and analysis workflows; the application of those tools to emerging needs of the  CDC; and integration of those capabilities into broader diagnostics and surveillance activities.  To be successful, you should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (verbal and written) skills.  Experience with viral and bacterial pathogen genomics is preferred as is demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, matrixed environment.. Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS/BA in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics or a related discipline or the equivalent and five years related work experience or a MS and three years related experience.
  • 3+ years experience in algorithm generation as well as pipeline generation and/or computational methods implementation
  • 3+ years experience working in development and application of bioinformatics workflows/pipelines for NGS data analysis
  • 3+ years experience with programming/scripting languages, such as Python, R, JavaScript or Java
  • 3+ years experience in developing software in the Linux environment
  • Understanding of the theory of major NGS platforms
  • Familiarity with statistical/mathematical packages, such as R or MATLAB, and their application for analysis of complex biological data sets.
  • Fluency in Linux and high performance computing environments

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology; Biostatistics, or other relevant discipline
  • 5+ years experience in bioinformatics and NGS data analysis, including the development of multistep analysis pipelines/workflows using scripting languages
  • Experience developing production-quality bioinformatics tools, workflows, and applications
  • Experience with workflow orchestration tools/standards such as Common Workflow Language (CWL) or Workflow Description Language (WDL)
  • Experience with comparative genomics/phylogenetic analysis and genome annotation
  • Experience developing portable bioinformatics tools using contemporary container technologies such as Docker or Singularity
  • Experience in using software revision control systems (e.g. GIT)
  • Familiarity with service-oriented architectures (SOA), experience developing within such architectures
  • Experience with Machine-Learning or Artificial Intelligence approaches
  • Experience with full software development life cycle and software development best practices
  • Familiarity with principles of object oriented programming
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.','industry