Leidos IT Manager II (NCI) in ROCKVILLE, Maryland



The mission of the Data Science and Information Technology Program (DSITP) is to develop an enterprise-level, consolidated information technology infrastructure that provides exceptional IT capabilities to the Frederick National Labs for Cancer Research (NCI-Frederick/FNLCR) in support of basic, translational, and clinical cancer and AIDS research. The Biomedical Informatics Applications Development (BIAD)Group is part of the DSITP within Leidos Biomedical Research. The BIAD team is primarily involved in the development of the projects sponsored by NCI. Currently BIAD is developing the following high visibility projects NCI MATCH https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials/nci-supported/nci-match , Pediatric MATCH https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials/nci-supported/pediatric-match and NCI CTRP https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/ccct/ctrp


This management position will be responsible for leading a team of Bioinformatists to support the various Biomedical applications developed for the NCI.

The IT Manager:

  • Will be required to be extremely detail oriented and ensure all reports, documents, and scientific advice are thoroughly and accurately prepared in timely manner

  • Will be expected to work closely with software engineers to implement requirements, change implementations, and explain scientific concepts

  • Is expected to be proficient with python, perl, and the linux command line in order to be able to both directly support bioinformatics needs and to mentor and coach team members in that support

  • Requires a strong knowledge of bioinformatics file types including, but not limited to, vcf, fasta, bam/sam, and bed

  • Requires a strong knowledge of next generation sequencing (ngs), variant annotation, and variant calling pipelines

  • A strong working knowledge of informatics in cancer research is required

  • Ability to read scientific literature, digest content, and make scientific\policy recommendations based on analysis is also required. Experience with clinical trials is highly desired



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biotechnology or similar. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).

  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency

  • In addition to educational requirement, a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible job related experience including two (2) years of experience in a leadership capacity

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Clinical Trials

  • ThermoFisher Ion Reporter

  • Cancer Informatics


  • Python

  • PERL

  • Linux

  • Variant annotation

  • Deep knowledge of COSMIC, dbSNP, UCSC

  • Next Generation Sequencing

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.