Job Overview

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, visitNIH 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.

Duties

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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 or 2 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No