Job Overview


This vacancy announcement open period has been extended for an additional 5 business days.

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

As a Computer Scientist in the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Office of Research, Division of Systems Biology (DSB), in the Innovative Safety Technologies (IST) Branch, you will work with multiple teams on computational projects that involve writing of software modules and computational platforms.  

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-NCTR-14-MP-1115081KD under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Conducts computational research on an NCTR-invented technology for modeling structure activity relationships for prediction of efficacy for medicines and other chemicals and/or toxicity.

  • Writes software modules and platforms in support of computational research.
  • Executes algorithms conceived by IST Branch research scientists.
  • Leads projects involved in complex internet-enabled modules in continuous development.  
  • Designs and creates software-as-a-service (SaaS) computational platforms.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • may require minimal travel 10%

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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