Bioinformatics Scientist

Description Title: Bioinformatics Scientist I/II – Translational Science Location – Gaithersburg, MD
Contact: higgsb@medimmune.com

** Please do not send a CV if you do not have most of the qualifications listed below

** Local candidates preferred

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
We have an opening in the pharmacogenomics group within the translational science department. We are looking for a highly motivated computational biologist/bioinformatician with experience in large-scale sequence analysis of data generated by technologies such as Roche 454, Illumina, or AB SOLiD. Additional background in the following is
required: statistical analysis, predictive modeling, and algorithm development to support research into the pathways and other biological mechanisms underlying drug response. The candidate should also have demonstrated proficiency in the analysis of expression microarray and/or SNP array data. Additional experience in database management, analytical pipeline creation, and implementing biomarkers in clinical trials is highly desired. The candidate should be capable of working on multiple simultaneous projects.

Position Requirements Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience

Special Skills/Abilities: Minimum 3 years proficiency with Splus/R analysis/programming and at least one additional language (e.g. Perl, Python, C, Java) required; Expertise in analysis of sequencing, microarrays, splice variants and/or SNPs, and miRNA data; Experience with Linux/UNIX environments and working knowledge of traditional bioinformatics tools.

Job Complexity: The ability to interact in a cross functional environment, and strong oral and written skills are required. Must have experience writing manuscripts. The candidate should be capable of multitasking and working effectively with scientists from translational RIA, and translational oncology.

Supervision: Must have demonstrated independent work experience.

Educational Requirements Education: PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, or related bioscience.

Company Info MedImmune, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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