Bioinformatics Scientist - NIH - Bethesda, MD Job at Kelly Services, Bethesda, MD

  • Kelly Services
  • Bethesda, MD

Job Description

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 a Bioinformatics Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD

This is a 3 month-long 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 NIH’s unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES . The contractor shall:

  1. Provide support in software development for genome assembly, sequencing library preparation, and creating workflows for large sequencing and genomic data sets from different sequencing platforms (primarily short-read Illumina and long-read PacBio sequencing data).

  2. Develop computational pipelines and bioinformatics tools using Snakemake, Nextflow, Python,R, Linux and bash to analyze sequencing data.

  3. Perform genomic analyses of RNA viruses, especially Influenza and SARS-CoV-2, in respect to intra-host and inter-host evolution, transmission, and genomic variants.

  4. Perform phylogenetic analyses of RNA viruses.

  5. Design in vitro validation experiments.

  6. Maintain detailed records of experiments and results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide meetings and for publication.

  7. Write reports of findings, state methods and procedures, include any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved and results of experiments.

  8. Maintain laboratory records.

  9. Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the Federal Task Leader as part of the planning process for subsequent studies.

  10. Operate and communicate effectively in a group, team-oriented working environment.

  11. Work with and support others in a collegial, open, respectful, and interactive working manner.

  12. Work collaboratively with others in the lab to generate data for publications.

  13. Provide analysis and interpretation of data and preparing summaries of laboratory findings to be used in reports and papers to be presented at scientific meetings and/or publication in scientific journals.

REQUIREMENTS . The contractor must have:

  1. PhD degree is required.

  2. Minimum of Five (5) years of experience in bioinformatics is required.

  3. Experience working in a laboratory setting.

  4. Expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc).

  5. Experience in R, Python, and other programming languages.

  6. Ability to write, submit and publish papers describing research in peer-reviewed journals

  7. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with intramural and extramural colleagues.


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 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 aren’t 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.

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As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here ( for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.

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