Data Scientist (GS-15)


Office of the Director

Job Description:

This position is in the Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination of research results to improve practice and inform policy related to drug abuse and addiction.

The incumbent of this position serves as a Data Scientist and Senior Advisor to the NIDA Director and other leadership positions, on matters related to health informatics and data science, data management, emerging technologies, opportunities for collaboration, data standards and policy within the scope of the NIDA mission. In this capacity, the incumbent plans and carries out quality control programs and selects statistical methods for use in quality control analysis and ensures the reliability and consistency of the data while measuring the data limitations. The incumbent provides technical expertise and project leadership necessary to advance strategic initiatives in the use and effectiveness of data- and knowledge-driven methods in the organization; develops collaborations with researchers and administrators applying technical expertise to support a variety of use cases related to neuroscience.

Work Schedule: 

  • Telework and Remote Work

Ideal Candidate: 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or graduate/higher level degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or data science. The successful candidate will also possess extensive knowledge of and documented experience working in neuroscience, addiction science, and/or substance use disorder research.

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For more information about the position or how to apply, contact Shkeda Johnson-Young.

How to Apply: 

Applications will be received through the NIH-wide Data Scientist vacancy announcement on (April/May 2024). To ensure your CV/resume includes all required information, please review the Office of Personnel Management guidance at USAJOBS Help Center | What should I include in my federal resume? 

DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.