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Position Description:

MITRE’s Emerging Technology Office seeks a Bioinformatics Engineer with technical and subject matter expertise in bioinformatics, computer science, and data analytics. In this position, you will utilize your expertise to develop tools, bioinformatic platforms, and investigate problem sets.

The successful computational biology applicant will have the ability to work across a multi-disciplinary team in providing expert subject matter guidance to inform the efforts of United States Government program managers in the areas of technology, public health, and national security.

Key Functions:

  • Explore, evaluate, and develop tools and platforms to support MITRE-wide efforts in bioinformatics and data analytics
  • Analyze data sets with a focus on problem solving and producing new insights
  • Provide subject matter expertise in computational and biological fields
  • Lead internal research projects


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biomedical research, or a related field (computer science, data science, statistics, mathematics, physics, etc.)
  • Experience in one or more languages for data analytics (Python, R, etc.)
  • Experience with Unix or GNU/Linux command line tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud computing technologies and capabilities
  • Passion for emerging technologies and solving real-world public health mission problems
  • Excellent communication skills (including technical documentation and presentation)
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, teaming environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced scientific knowledge of genomics, next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis including platforms, algorithms, tools and databases
  • Experience with scientific workflow definition languages (Nextflow, Common Workflow Language, Snakemake, etc.)
  • Experience working with containerization technologies (Docker, Singularity, etc.)
  • Experience developing in a cloud environment and/or migrating data, tools, and capabilities to a commercial cloud (preferably GCP or AWS)
  • Demonstrated technical leadership and experience applying statistical techniques (including artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, statistical modeling and/or data visualization)

To Apply:

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from Jobs – Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health

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About NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE)

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD). Our mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. We work closely with the Training Offices in the NIH Institutes and Centers to help trainees in the Intramural Research Program (IRP). The intramural program is the sum of all the research projects carried out by NIH investigators and trainees in NIH facilities) develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community.