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Bioinformatics Engineer
Nur Hasan
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:52 PM
Joined: 5/2/2011
Posts: 1


CosmosID (www.cosmosid.net) is an innovative Biosystematics company located in College Park, MD, whose primary mission is to build robust software platforms for future sequencing technology in targeting pathogen identification. Currently we are recruiting Bioinformatics Engineer to support a NextGen sequencing laboratory. 

Job Description

The Bioinformatics Engineer will participate in Next-Generation pipeline development, database management, and data analysis.  Primary responsibilities will be to maintain the Next-Generation sequencing pipeline, write tools to assist in data analysis, design and administer databases for those data, and participate in the analysis and interpretation of those data.

Required Skills

·     Must be familiar with publicly available Bioinformatics tools, algorithms and databases.

·     Must possess clear communication skills and be able to convey nuanced Bioinformatics concepts to a diverse audience.

·     Must possess moderate scientific baseline knowledge.

·     Must be able to work well within a small group.

·     Strong programming and database administration skills.

·     Solid Unix/Linux foundation

·     Strong work ethic.


Required Experience

· B. S. (Masters preferred) in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Genomics, Genetics, Biology or related field.

· At least three years of experience in Bioinformatics. 

· Bioinformatics experience in an area such as pipeline development, Next-Generation sequencing data management and analysis, or high-volume biological data management and analysis.

· Strong experience in MySQL, or another relational database management system.

· Strong experience developing tools in programming languages such as Perl, Python, C++, Java, R, or Matlab.

Preferred Experience

· Experience in bacterial genomics.

· Experience with NGS data analysis tools such as CLC, Velvet, SAMtools, Bowtie, TopHat, Cufflinks.

· Knowledge of evolutionary events and mechanisms.

· Working knowledge of phylogenetics.

· Statistical data display and graphics.

· Experience using version control systems.

Position Type


Compensation is market competitive, will depend on the experience of the selected candidates. 

Interested candidates are requested send their CV and cover letter to Garrett Longmire (garrett.longmire@cosmosid.net) or Nur A. Hasan (nur.hasan@cosmosid.net)

Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013 3:29 AM
Joined: 10/7/2013
Posts: 3

Could you please tell me more about this position?

Thank you

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