Bioinformatics Analyst

at ICF in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

ICF seeks a Bioinformatics Analyst to support and grow our Health Analytics, Research, and Technology (HART) line of business. As a Bioinformatics Analyst, the successful candidate will perform data analysis and curation activities and support bioinformatics requirements for our clients within the federal government. This position will be responsible for data processing including interpreting, curating, and harmonizing clinical, genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data associated with tumor characterization from large scale proteogenomic programs.

Key Responsibilities :

+ Provide bioinformatics services to assist scientific problem-solving in a broad range of research topics.

+ Analyze large molecular datasets such as proteomic data, and genomic data for clinical or basic research purposes.

+ Assist with the data curation activities for the scientific databases including working with scientists, publication research, and verification.

+ Provide support for approaches, processes, and methods for the management, integration, analysis, and visualization of data from different data sources.

+ Assist in management of genomic, proteomic, and other multiomic data and annotation resources.

+ Standardize the biomedical data using common data elements, terminologies, and controlled vocabularies

+ Assists in preparation of presentations at scientific meetings, documentation for scientific processes.

+ Develop custom scripts and software to automate scientific data analysis using Python, Per/BioPerl, R, and/or Java.

+ Assist in the development and maintenance of specialized, high-performance databases for different aspects of ’omics analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

+ M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, or equivalent degree (Ph.D. preferred) with combined education and experience in bioinformatics. Applicants with an educational background in bioinformatics, computational biology with significant combined education and experience in one or more of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, or related fields will be considered.

+ Experience with analyzing large scale omics datasets such as genomics and proteomics.

+ Thorough knowledge of Unix/Linux or similar environments with ability to navigate in these environments and running and developing software.

+ One or more years of bioinformatics experience including programming in Perl/Python/R/Java

+ Experience with relational databases and/or graph data bases is a plus

+ Independent problem solver who enjoys collaborative research

+ Effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to present technical ideas to stakeholders.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

+ Ph. D. bioinformatics, computational biology; Experience in proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, or other related fields is preferred.

+ Experience working in a consulting firm, development organization, or public agency preferred.

+ Experience with Python, Per/BioPerl, R, and/or Java.

+ Operate and develop components for workflow management systems such as Common Workflow Language (CWL), Workflow Description Language (WDL), Snakemake, and Nextflow.

+ Perform statistical analyses using R, Python, and/or other open-source or commercial statistical applications, as required.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (\English\unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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Job Posting: JC217177340

Posted On: Jun 26, 2022

Updated On: Aug 09, 2022