Opportunity for experienced data scientists at the National Library of Medicine: NIH DATA Scholar Program

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges in partnership with NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS).

The one- to two-year positions will be based in NIH offices located in Bethesda. DATA Scholars will lead transformative NIH projects for architecting search across petabyte-Scale genomic Sequence Read Archive (SRA) data:

  • pioneer sequence search strategies against the entire corpus of NIH’s SRA data to stimulate novel approaches to advance data analysis and accelerate biological discoveries.
  • develop methods to execute sequence-based searches, including those that involve machine-learning or other AI approaches.
  • directly communicate technical and project-related information with NIH senior leadership.
  • collaborate with other DATA Scholars and the NIH data science community across broad disciplinary boundaries.
  • engage with policymakers, top researchers, and industry partners.

Applicants should possess technical skills in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data engineering, data science, database management, project management, software design, supercomputing, and/or bioinformatics. Industry experience is desired. Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and have advanced experience in data science or related fields.

Applications are due April 30, 2020. For more information and details on how to apply, visit our full job announcement.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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