- Full Time
Overview: ORAU has a contingent job opportunity for a Bioinformatics Scientist in support of in support of the overall functions of the Vaccine Production Program. The positions are contingent on award of an upcoming contract with NIAID Professional, Scientific and Technical Support Services. Salary for positions will be determined based on education and experience. Relocation support is not available for this position. ORAU has been providing scientific and technical talent staffing solutions and designing, managing, and evaluating jobs and internships for more than 70 years. ORAU assists in connecting the best and most diverse group of students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and job opportunities, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R departments. Responsibilities: * Support the Data Science & Automation group of the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) Labs of the Vaccine Research Center.* Work independently and collaboratively to develop or optimize wet lab procedures that improve the throughput of analytical and process development workflows such as chromatography screens, cell culture condition screens, process optimization, etc.* Implement and optimize wet lab high-throughput, quantitative analytical assays using methods such as colorimetric, fluorometric, and biolayer interferometry.* Design, test, and implement data transformation, integration, storage, and analysis pipelines, including development of custom programs written in Python, VBA, C/C++, etc.* Design and execute both wet lab and dry lab experiments that evaluate performance of process / analytical procedures. * Effectively communicate with other developers and functional team leads during design, optimization, and implementation of procedures / pipelines.* Prepare necessary materials (buffers, packed columns, reagents, etc.) in support of development activities.* Write and review technical protocols and reports.* Analyze and compile data, present at group/department meetings. Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or a related field.* Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.* Experience driving research projects independently with limited oversight.* Demonstrated understanding or proficiency in the following techniques or tools:* UV/vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry* Chromatographic purification and/or characterization* Data visualization/presentation (eg gnuplot, ggplot, bokeh, etc.)* Python (2.7+) programming language* Strong oral and written communication skills.* Knowledge of computer software development.* Knowledge of statistics, especially statistical design of experiments (DoE).