FDA/CBER’s bioinformatics group, HIVE, has two openings in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. The positions are in the form of fellowships awarded by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). ORISE connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM internship and fellowship programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies.
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The CBER High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) consists of a high-performance computing cluster with petabyte scale high-availability storage; a sophisticated web-based genomics analysis platform; support for machine learning in Python and R; and a team of expert bioinformaticians, computer scientists, and software engineers. The HIVE team works with FDA researchers and reviewers to perform complex data analyses on next-generation sequencing data, add custom analytics and pipelines to the HIVE platform, train and support users, and assist with big data transfer and storage. Current projects include genome-wide association studies, gene expression analysis, machine learning on ICD-10 codes, and microbiome diversity analysis. Additionally, HIVE supports the review of regulatory submissions with next-generation sequencing protocols or data. Thus, HIVE supports FDA’s overall goals and objectives in areas where information technology requires specialized bioinformatics knowledge and supercomputer-strength computational power.
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