Computational Biologist - Kelly/NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Government Solutions at the NIH
Job Location
Bethesda, MD 20892

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

Job Description

TASKS. The contractor shall:

  • Computationally analyze and integrate diverse data sets from high-throughput assays, such as flow cytometry, next-gen sequencing, microarrays, mass spectrometry and SNP genotyping.
  • Collaborate with staff on contributions to high-quality analyses of Center for Human Immunology (CHI) protocols, data publications, tools and projects.
  • Prepare manuscripts or technical reports on analyses and tools developed at the CHI; publish manuscripts on novel analysis methods and biological findings.
  • Work closely with biologists and experimentalists and project teams to answer biological questions of interest and conduct cutting-edge bioinformatics and systems biology research, such as developing novel statistical methods for the analysis and integration of high-dimensional data sets to gain biological insight.
  • Work closely with other computational biologists in the group; collaborate with software engineers and scientific programmers to further develop some of the novel methods and analysis techniques into broadly applicable tools (e.g. flow-cytometry data processing and analysis).
  • Prepare source code, software tool executables and associated documentations.
  • Prepare presentation slides and abstracts on research; present research and analysis results both within the CHI/NIH community and in scientific meetings.
  • Manage bioinformatics projects and coordinate with other group members to drive analysis projects to completion.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.



REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  • Extensive experience working in teams and with large-scale ‘omics’ data sets.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
How to Apply
About Our Organization

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 one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Computational Biologist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

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