Battelle seeks bioinformatics engineer

Battelle National Biodefense Institute in Frederick, Maryland, recently initiated a search for a bioinformatics engineer to support genomic projects within the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC).

The position will develop and maintain software tools and pipelines for efficient and reproducible analysis of bioforensic samples.

Major responsibilities for the position include the design, development and deployment of software for multicore and high-performance computing systems based on requirements specified by principal investigators for the analysis of massive genomic datasets derived from multiple high-throughput sequencing platforms; leading the NBACC Genomics production software team and guiding software engineering best practices while maintaining test procedures for computational pipelines; and independently researching, evaluating and incorporating new algorithmic solutions within the arena of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics.

The bioinformatics engineer will also work with principal investigators and bioinformatics analysts to anticipate long-term bioinformatic needs and plan for solutions; provide general bioinformatics analysis support for genomics projects while integrating biological expertise and computational analyses; and perform other duties.

Applicants for the position must hold a BS or MS, or equivalent, in computer science or related computational discipline with experience in bioinformatics and/or analytical software development, be fluent in multiple programming languages, and be proficient with SQL and one or more database management systems.