This position serves as a Project Leader for bioinformatics and computational diagnostic services within the Computational Biology and Informatics Services (CBIS) section at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL).
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Designs and develops program solutions and provides leadership and technical guidance for laboratory personnel on databases and software.
Recognizes vulnerabilities and inefficiencies in laboratory databases and information management systems and creatively develops plans to solve such issues.
Collaborates and consults with diagnosticians, bioinformaticists, IT staff and program staff to analyze problems, recommend technology based solutions, and design and develop computational strategies.
Works on advanced laboratory processes such as next-generation sequencing.
Plans, organizes and provides training to state, Federal and university personnel at USDA sponsored training courses.
Presents scientific data related to veterinary diagnostics at local, regional, national, and international meetings, and publishes material in appropriate scientific peer-reviewed journals.