Senior Principal Scientist - SAIC

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Senior Principal Scientist - SAIC

Senior Principal Scientist 177673 (NCI)
Full Time    Regular
posted 7/1/2010  

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SCT - Scientist

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Frederick, MD  

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The Core Genotyping Facility (CGF) is a high throughput genetics and genomics laboratory providing cutting edge technologies and laboratory services to the National Cancer Institute. The senior scientific group at the Core Genotyping Facility is expanding to include a senior statistical or population geneticist to participate in and take leadership roles in several strategic initiatives at the CGF. Initiatives include: the systematic characterization, population genetic analysis and data-mining of whole-genome SNP array data on genotyped human subjects, extending existing collaborations on methods for the analysis of large-scale chromosomal abnormalities and other aneuploidies, the study of optimal methods of control selection by genetic matching for studies of rare diseases, and detailed analysis of shared ancestry and cryptic relationships among individuals suffering from rare and common diseases to enhance analysis and disease gene mapping. The Sr. Scientist will also be involved in technology development, research and development initiatives, and the evaluation of multiple whole-genome sequencing technologies and services.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Possession of a Doctoral degree (e.g., D.V.M., D.Sc., M.D., or Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university appropriate to biomedical research. Foreign educated candidates who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States must have their foreign education evaluated by an SAIC-approved accrediting organization to assure that it has met the equivalency of the qualifications of degree work in the United States. In addition to education requirements, a minimum of ten (10) years of post-graduate experience, including at least 5 years at a Senior Scientist level. Five or more years of managing complex programs or large production units are required. Must have extensive experience in human genetics. Must be able to perform analysis of genomic and genotyping data relevant to GWAS and large-scale sequencing. Experience in writing manuscripts and dissemination of data. This position is subject to obtaining a Public Trust Clearance.

DESIRED SKILLS: project management, sequence analysis, experience in handling large datasets, experience in the field of molecular and population genetics