Data Scientist - (GS-13)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), Office of the Director (OD) is seeking a Data Scientist DNB supports basic and clinical biomedical neuroscience and behavioral research to address the public health problem of drug use and addiction. The Division of Neuroscience and Behavior is to discover, facilitate and promote outstanding basic animal and human research towards the mission of NIDA, to identify the causes and consequences of drug use disorders and addiction across the lifespan and to guide treatment strategies. We develop and support an extramural research program that will advance the understanding of the genetic, chemical, neurobiological, and behavioral mechanisms of drug use disorders and their long-term consequences. Research related to the neurobiological bases of reward and the behaviors that characterize the cycle of addiction are a primary focus of DNB. Additionally, an integral component of our scientific mission is to grow and maintain a diverse workforce that is dedicated towards our research goals, and this is supported through training initiatives that span from predoctoral level to mid-stage investigator.

Job Description: The Data Scientist is responsible to for providing scientific leadership and guidance to the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned biomedical research.  As a team member overseeing a research portfolio, the incumbent assists with providing direction and scientific expertise to a wide range of addiction-related data science and neuroinformatics initiatives and projects.  Also, this portfolio will oversee discovery and development of cutting-edge tools and resources for scientists to easily access, store, analyze, and exchange complex high-quality data. As well as provides data science support in the research, development, analysis, and implementation of a portfolio or research.

Work Schedule: This position is eligible for remote and telework

Division POC: For more information about the position, contact Roger Little at

How to Apply: Applications will be received through (Open to the Public): GS-13 Data Scientist 
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