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Postdoctoral Research Associate Bioinformatics

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Midwest Research Institute

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About MRIGlobal MRIGlobal, an independent research and development organization, delivers solutions in global health, national security and defense, and energy and the environment. The organization perform scientific research, advanced engineering, and program integration and management for clients in industry, government, and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., and operates in nine states and Washington, D.C. MRIGlobal employs more than 500 and manages 2,600-plus workers through management and operations programs with various clients. Postdoctoral Research Associate \u2013 Bioinformatics We currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics which is available immediately and located in Gaithersburg, MD. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers actively conducting genomics-based research in infectious disease diagnostics, biosurveillance, microbiology, virology, and microbial forensics for a variety of government programs and industrial clients. Principal Accountabilities and Success Factors Successful candidates will have a passion for applied research, and developing technically sound solutions for real-world problems. Examples of bioinformatics activities may include one or more of the following efforts: Development of bioinformatics pipelines and systems for use in both high-performance computing cluster and remote field-based contexts; Development of experimental plans for testing, evaluating, and validating systems for use in operational programs serving US Government and commercial client needs; Assisting or leading in statistical inference and analysis of next generation sequencing results, particularly from complex environmental and clinical samples (i.e. metagenomics); Development and maintenance of database systems and Develop training programs for non-experts to use bioinformatics systems, understand results, and identify outcomes; We aim to attract new talent into MRIGlobal\u2019s existing pool of forward thinking research scientists focused on applied research in environmental\/agricultural biosurveillance, infectious disease clinical diagnostics, and microbial forensics. Appointments will be made for an initial period of two (2) years, with the possibility of extensions. Publication of research in peer-reviewed journals is expected and an essential component of the candidate\u2019s success. Qualifications: A recent Ph.D. (less than 3 years) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or similar field; Substantial experience in next generation sequencing analysis and bioinformatics (required); Substantial experience with Linux systems and C\/C , SQL, JAVA, Perl, Python, R, and\/or bash, etc.; Experience in microbial pathogen genomics or metagenomics a major plus; Experience in LIMS systems for tracking and analysis of complex genomics data is a plus; Applicants MUST be a U.S. Citizen and be eligible to obtain a Department of Defense Clearance. It is the policy of MRIGlobal to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state protected classification. Active 08-Scientists Salary Doctorate MRIGlobal, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America Map Data

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