PAE, Inc Bioinformatistician in Charlottesville, Virginia

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World


This is a contingent position.

PAE is currently seeking a Bioinformatistician based in Charlottesville, VA. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advance the discovery of genetic exploitation for intelligence purposes related to human DNA or bio-warfare agents

  • Monitor research in the field of bioinformatics to identify and recommend advances with potential intelligence applications

  • Adapt software tools, databases, and/or other government systems as required to implement advances in genetic intelligence

  • Draft and/or review intelligence products to accurately convey exploitation results to an intelligence analytic audience

  • Deduce complex data sets such as data from next generation sequencing (NGS) (e.g., genomic/proteomic data sets)

  • Create novel bioinformatics pipelines for use in analyzing complex data

  • Lead technical tasks within a collaborative teaming environment (e.g., scientists, statisticians, program managers)

  • Develop and execute experimental designs and test plans

  • Train team members as well as government customer personnel on the concepts and use of bioinformatics pipelines

  • Provide presentations at technical meetings and write technical reports

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in bioinformatics or closely related field

  • 5 years of experience working in the bioinformatics field performing research, modifying or developing bioinformatics software systems, generating technical reporting

  • Working knowledge of Sanger and next generation DNA sequencing technologies (e.g. 454, Illumina, SOLiD, PacBio, Ion Torrent) and NGS data processing

  • Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance

  • U.S. citizenship

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and abilities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, Perl, R, and/or Python)

  • Experience working in a Linux environment, running a cluster using SGE and BASH shell scripting

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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