Job Title: Data Scientist - NIEHS - MPJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIEHS-14-MP-1146283
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to
Thursday, July 17, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Durham, NC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
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Although not required, the ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in health or allied science.
NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THURSDAY JULY 17, 2014.
- Occasional Travel
- 1 or 2 nights per month
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- Positive education requirement, please submit transcripts.
- Completion of Financial Disclosure required.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Data Scientist is responsible for administrative and scientific/technical guidance in planning and conducting data science in the following areas: analysis of large biomedical datasets; architectures for large-scale data management; cyberinfrastructures; data mining and extraction; scientific data curation; and information visualization. Specific duties and functions include:
- Support management of new research data collections; work with researchers to collect, manage, preserve and provide long-term access to locally generated data.
- Implement metadata standards and best practices; develop metadata policies.
- Participate in specific projects and teams, and establish collaboration opportunities across the Institutes.
- Recommend user friendly web-based interfaces to promote usage of division's analytical tools and databases.
- Support efforts to harmonize data reporting and exchange standards.
- Provide technical advice in area of expertise; evaluate technical problems; recommend solutions to resolve problems.
- Apply analytical tools to novel data sets in order to develop new capabilities and further biological understanding.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
You must possess a degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-12: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: integrating, curating, and analyzing large biomedical datasets; applying methods to enhance visualization and standardization of data presentation; serving on special task groups to develop projects or specialized resources to improve access to data and information; assisting with developing data management and data sharing guidance and policy; implementing strategic goals and objectives for information management.
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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education. If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: