Opportunity at the NIH Library: Coordinator for Bioinformatics Support Program, Bethesda, Maryland

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. This is a GS-13, Technical Information Specialist position. If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for bioinformatics and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

We expect to announce this vacancy on USAJOBS.gov next week and the application will be open for five calendar days. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Major responsibilities of the position follow.

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  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them; recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Develops approaches and methods for solving the many complex problems associated with bioinformatics.
  • Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information relating to bioinformatics and other biomedical subjects.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic resources, such as software applications, pertinent to the bioinformatics support program; develops and implements new web-based applications and user services; and, pursues professional development by making presentations at and attending conferences.
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