• Computational Biologist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 9:55 AM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Computational Biologist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD.


    Duties and Responsibilities:


    The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

    • Computational analysis, integration, and modeling of diverse data sets.
    • Mentoring, collaborating, and setting up software and computational infrastructure and tools to enable other members of the lab with less computational experience or skills (e.g., post-baccalaureate fellows, postdoctoral fellows and staff) to perform computational data analyses and modeling.
    • Liaison and work with NIH/NIAID IT and high-performance computing teams to set up, develop, and maintain necessary computational infrastructure and tools for research in the group.
    • Help manage the computational side of the lab and work with the PI to develop and maintain an intellectual simulating, collaborative, and productive research environment and culture.

    This position involves:

    • Close collaboration with and mentoring of trainees, including both experimentalists and computational biologists, to answer research questions of interest by developing and performing computational analyses and modeling.
    • Data from high-throughput assays are routinely generated and analyzed in the lab, including those from microarrays, bulk and single-cell RNAseq, ATAC-seq, flow and CyTOF phenotyping, multiplex analysis of serum proteins, SNP genotyping, and microbiome profiling. We also conduct “bottom up” dynamical modeling, for example, starting from networks of molecular/cellular interactions


    Position Requirements:

    • A Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, biophysics, or relevant disciplines with 3+ years of hands-on research experience with bioinformatics and the analysis and modeling of large-scale data sets.
    • Sound knowledge of statistics and quantitative modeling, and solid computer programming skills with proficiency in R and at least one scripting language (Perl/Python/Ruby);
    • Solid experience with database design and construction, and dynamical system theory and modeling are pluses;
    • Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Java as well as experience with multiple OS platforms (Windows, MAC, Linux) are also pluses, as is research experience or formal training in the biomedical sciences.
    • NIH experience a plus.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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