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Job Title:Data Scientist - NIEHS - DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIEHS-14-CR-DE-1151160

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,616.00 to $93,098.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 7, 2014 to Thursday, July 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Durham, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

If you are a talented and motivated individual with experience as a Data Scientist and can provide administrative support and scientific/technical guidance in planning and conducting data science, information science and knowledge management, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Program Operations Branch within the Division of the National Toxicology Program, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. To learn more about the Program Operations Branch, please visit:

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/pob/index.cfm

 

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 or 2 nights per month

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Positive education requirement. Please submit transcripts.
  • Completion of Financial Disclosure is required.

DUTIES:

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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:

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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. View Assessment Questions


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:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date,  Thursday, July 17, 2014, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

  

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

 

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

 

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)

 

 

  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

 

For additional information, click on the links below:

 

Additional Information on How to Apply

 

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

 

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Thursday, July 17, 2014.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

JoAnn Sutthill
Phone: (919)541-2807
Email: SUTTHILLJ@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
111 TW Alexander Drive
PO Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC
27560

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Thursday, July 17, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIEHS-14-CR-DE-1151160

Control Number:

374577600