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Justin Johnson

Director of Bioinformatics - EdgeBio
Gaithersburg Maryland, US

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Bioinformatics Manager - J. Craig Venter Institute

Justin is a Bioinformatics Manager at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). Primary responsibility is managing engineering staff as it relates to the development and oversight of bioinformatics pipelines and high throughput data services for the JCVI biotechnology core. Analysis and implementation of pipelines for next generation sequencing platforms including 454, Illumina and SOLiD. Leveraging cloud and other HPC techniques to cost effectively support large scale scientific computing. Introduction of sequence analysis tools from CLC Bio to provide methods and infrastructure that will shorten the time from experiment to results from a user’s desktop. Mentoring and support of junior engineers. Progressive use of social media for the outreach, education, and integration of my projects and teams.

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May 2007 - Jan 2010
Bioinformatics Engineer - J. Craig Venter Institute

Worked closely with scientific staff in order to facilitate experimental inquiry and to help perform portions of a project using complex procedures and techniques common to bioinformatics, such as genome assembly and annotation as well as effective data storage and visualization.

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Dec 2004 - Apr 2007
Project Manager - The Institute for Genomic Research

Provided project and programming support for a 30 person scientific team. Designed and drafted project specification as well as system and user documentation. Provided users training on internal software and managed junior research associates.

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Mar 2002 - Dec 2004
Consultant - Intraweaver Corporation

Developed, implemented, and managed several web based ASP/SQL applications on for client intranets, improving client’s employee time management and task implementation by streamlining and automating many repetitive daily activities.

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Aug 1999 - Aug 2000
Web Developer - Tellabs, Inc.

Developed, implemented, and managed several web based ASP/SQL applications on for client intranets, improving client’s employee time management and task implementation by streamlining and automating many repetitive daily activities.

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May 1999 - Aug 1999
Web Developer - Bucknell University

Designed and managed several departmental websites; implementing several features such as site search and database back ends that previously did not exists and upon implementation facilitated measurable productivity and reliability increases.

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Aug 1998 - May 1999
Founder and CEO - inspiring design, llc.

inspiring design, llc is a professional web design and online marketing company serving clients in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. inspiring design, llc developers and graphic design artists leverage many progressive tools and programming languages as a means to accomplishing our mission: To provide information, products, e-commerce, and online services so we can help your users enjoy an informative, user-friendly, and interactive online experience.

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Apr 2007 - Present
Director of Bioinformatics - EdgeBio 2009 - Present
Degree - University  
B.S., Biology - Bucknell University 1997 - 2001
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