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The WRAIR aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense and US Army requirements and delivers lifesaving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter.

We are seeking a Bioinformatist to work at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD.

  • Effectively interprets and analyzes data for bioinformatics leadership.
  • Provides comprehensive project reports on a timely basis to the bioinformatics and molecular laboratory leadership.
  • Have basic knowledge of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, including short and long read sequencing using the Illumina, Pacific biosciences, and Oxford Nanopore instruments.
  • Have introductory knowledge and experience writing scripts in languages such as Perl, in environment shells such as bash, and common software packages for high content data analysis such as R.
  • Have basic or introductory experience analyzing, manipulating and interpreting long and short-read DNA sequences from bacteria
  • Submits reports and data summaries required to prepare research results for presentation and publication in the scientific literature.
  • Applies theoretical expertise and innovation to apply new technology.
  • Tests and documents software, hardware and interface requirements.
  • Analyzes bioinformatics problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Manipulate publicly accessible, commercial, or proprietary genomic, clinical-related databases.
  • Attends relevant seminars, scientific conferences, and meetings for the MRSN.
  • Maintains a safe workplace, and observes and complies with appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.  Required to attend safety training relative to position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Shares knowledge in effort to advance staff/team capabilities.


  • M.S., B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Computer Science, Computational Biology.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary knowledge in both biology and computer science either in coursework, continuing education or previous professional experience.
  • Ability to work on the command line, bash scripting.

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