ColdFusion Job Opportunity in Bethesda, MD

Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government.  We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.

We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

MSC is currently searching for a Bioinformatics Project Manager to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is permanent, full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda/Rockville, MD.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate complex technical projects dealing with biological data and scientific literature on a daily basis
  • Communicate project requirements and progress with stakeholders in a cross-functional team, and with senior management
  • Optimize Jira workflows, advise teams on Jira’s capabilities
  • Increase project transparency by using Kanban boards
  • Assist project leads in planning Scrum Sprints and task estimations
  • Identify risks to help management set priorities, plan schedules and allocate resources
  • Clarify technical specifications for internally developed or purchased software, for system implementation, system integration and testing
  • Interact with multiple software development teams to produce integrated products for the medical genetics community
  • Proactively engage with team members across the organizational hierarchy
  • Effectively manage meetings and insure action items are completed
  • Ably handle multiple projects, work independently and multi-task

Position Requirements:

  • Formal education (minimum: MS) in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Molecular Genetics or related fields
  • Certification in project management such as Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute
  • Experience in managing software development in an agile environment (Kanban/Scrum)
  • Expert user of JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience in research and development (R&D) environment with demonstrated ability to analyze problems and propose multiple solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

One or More of the Following Skills are Required:

  • Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner by Scrum Alliance
  • Experience with XML or HTML
  • Familiarity with one or more software development technologies such as C, C++, Java, Macromedia ColdFusion, Perl, or Python

Other Desired Skills:

  • PhD and/or MD degree
  • Experience with mind-mapping, brainstorming, and 6 thinking hats techniques for project management activities
  • Postdoctoral or equivalent experience
  • Experience with relational databases – Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Sybase or PostgreSQL, as an administrator or developer
  • Experience working with large databases, statistical analysis, and clinical data
  • Familiarity with molecular genetics concepts, genetic variation and/or biological databases e.g. dbSNP, Ensembl, OMIM
  • Experience in representing biological information in structured formats
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance workflows

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