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Research Clinical Scientist, Silver Spring, MD, US ID#17135

Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions (CNTS) provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency clients. CNTS specializes in locating hard-to-find candidates for rapid response requests throughout the country. It provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including medical, science, geospatial intelligence, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, information technology, program management and mission support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNTS is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The Multi-drug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense requirements and serves as the primary surveillance organization for antibiotic-resistant bacteria across the Army, Air Force and Navy.

We are seeking a Research Clinical Scientist to work at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD


Includes the following:

  • Effectively interprets and analyzes data for bioinformatics leadership.
  • Provides comprehensive project reports on a timely basis to the bioinformatics and molecular laboratory leadership.
  • Analyzes bioinformatics problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Applies theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology.
  • Possess Essential knowledge of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, including short and long read sequencing using the Illumina, Pacific biosciences, and Oxford Nanopore instruments.
  • Possess Extensive experience analyzing, manipulating and interpreting long and short-read DNA sequences from bacteria.
  • Possess 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.
  • Consults with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.
  • Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), templates and forms (including, but not limited to, statistical programming plan SOP and template) for bioinformatics team.
  • 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. or B.S. in Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Cellular Biology, Computational Biology or Computer Science.


  • 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
  • Ability to perform knowledge engineering functions between the IT-based staff and the medical research science staff
  • Ability to perform technical planning, design, development, testing, implementation, and management of internet technologies.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment using critical thinking skills and decisive judgement with minimal supervision


  • Office and Laboratory

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


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