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HJF is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The incumbent will be part of a team of biologists, clinicians and statisticians doing highly collaborative, multi-institutional and inter-disciplinary work on a range of questions with a strong emphasis on vaccine research. The incumbent will study evolutionary processes both within and between hosts and comparative genomics to investigate commonalities and differences between HIV and other pathogens including Ebola, Dengue, MERS-CoV, Zika.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in population genetics, evolutionary genetics, microbial genomics, comparative genomics, computational biology, mathematics, statistics or a related area. Background knowledge in immunology, virology or structural biology is a plus. The candidate should be a dedicated, social, detail-oriented person, who is able to work independently within a team of researchers. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Minimum Education: PhD.
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years experience in population genetics, evolutionary genetics, microbial genetics, comparative genomics, computational biology, ,athematics, statistics or related field.
Physical Capabilities: Prolonged sitting using a personal computer.
Work Environment: Office environment.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.