National Institutes of Health Technical Information Specialist in Montgomery County, Maryland
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have stellar customer service skills and experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting, then consider joining the our team.
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.
Conditions of Employment
A. a full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in the subject-matter field of the position to be filled; OR B. 4 years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend nontechnical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum; OR C. a combination of education and specialized that meets the qualification requirements for this position as described above. AND In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements: In order to qualify for a Technical Information Specialist, GS-1412 position at the GS-13 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing formal and informal instruction relating to bioinformatics or other biomedical subjects both in-person and online; developing new and innovative information products and library services to support the information needs of a biomedical research organization; providing reference and research services relating to bioinformatics and other biomedical subjects; tracking trends in scientific and medical research and analyzing their impact on the library collection; and evaluating, recommending, and supporting electronic resources pertinent to a Library program. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10894506
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