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Bioinformatician I, Atlanta, GA US #16868

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.
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The Polio and Picornavirus Laboratory Branch (PPLB), Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, provides laboratory assistance, technical expertise and support for surveillance and related activities to monitor impact of vaccination and other prevention programs, and determine patterns of infection and disease. CNA is hiring a Bioinformatician I to conduct bioinformatics activities in support of several projects being undertaken in PPLB in support of Global Polio Eradication.



Includes the following:

  • Analyze genetic sequencing data utilizing new methodologies or existing techniques that have been revised
  • Collaborate on genetic analysis projects and studies with various internal and external partners
  • Assist laboratory scientists (with varying levels of computational expertise) in the design and implementation of bioinformatics tools that support automation of data analysis, especially for next generation sequencing data and large data sets
  • Advise senior scientists on the application of a variety of bioinformatics analysis tools used to compare and categorize polio and picornavirus isolates and virus populations
  • Write scientific manuscripts and publish them in peer-reviewed scientific journals




No supervisory or management authority.



Master of Science degree in bioinformatics or related field and 1-3 years experience.



The candidate must have at a minimum:

  • Ability to process raw sequence data produced by Sanger and next generation sequencing
  • Ability to identify, characterize, and annotate genes found in sequence data;
  • Ability to perform evolutionary, phylogenetic, and phylodynamic studies of sequence data
  • Ability to identify unique regions of pathogen genomes for use as targets in molecular diagnostic assays



Work will be performed in a climate controlled office environment.

With $400 million in annual revenue, more than 3000 employees and nearly 1,000 federal projects for more than 60 government agencies in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 territories, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) team of companies are well positioned to deliver the expertise needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Together, CNB’s companies provide an array of services — from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense — for 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments.

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