Signature Science, LLC
  • - TX-Austin
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • 68k-90k
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Yes

17-0216-01_AUS Bioinformatics Specialist-Metagenomics/Proteomics
Location: Austin, Texas
Vacancy: One
Education: PhD in bioinformatics or equivalent with preferred dissertation research focused on metagenomics, microbial genomics, or proteomics
 Years of experience: One year of postdoctoral research in a demonstrably relevant area
Required Skills:
  • Experience processing large genomic or proteomic data sets;
  • Experience working in a Linux environment, running a cluster using SGE and BASH shell scripting is desirable;
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages (e.g. C++, R, and/or Python desirable);
  • Ability to code from requirement, functional, and/or design documents
  • Familiarity with machine learning, Git, and agile software development is a plus;
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and abilities;
  • Demonstrated time management and completion of tasks to a definite deadline
  • Preferably one year of postdoctoral research in a demonstrably relevant area; and
  • Candidates must be willing to submit and be eligible for a DoD secret clearance (i.e., must be subject to and pass a background investigation and must be a U.S. citizen).
 Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide computational support for internal bioinformatics objectives, as well as for ongoing customer-driven projects. This will include support for experiment design, development and optimization of metagenomics/proteomics algorithms and workflows, data management recommendations, end user trainings, and client interactions.
  • Lead and/or support technical tasks or projects within a collaborative teaming environment. The Bioinformatics Specialist will work within a team of molecular biologists, forensic scientists, biochemists, bioinformaticians, database managers, statisticians, and project managers to provide solutions to maximize the utility, confidence, and rapid reporting of results for large genomic/proteomic data sets.
  • Support projects through employing efficient and accurate data evaluation techniques, placing levels of statistical confidence on data output, and clearly reporting results.
  • Interact with clients (on and off-site) and present technical data through presentations and report writing.
  • Help grow the biological sciences business area through the successful and timely execution of projects, positive interactions with clients, recognition of opportunities for follow-on work with existing clients, establishment of new opportunities with alternate clients, proposal development and writing support, and maintaining a presence at marketing and business development meetings/conferences.
  • Travel to project and business development meetings as needed.
  • Report directly to the biology Business Area Manager under the advisement of the Director of Biological Sciences.
 Clearance Status:
This position requires that the candidate be willing and able to complete a successful background screening for a security clearance. Candidates with an active security clearance will receive preference.
Citizenship Status:
U.S. Citizenship required

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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