Senior Research Scientist
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health. NLM is a global leader in biomedical informatics and computational health data science and the world’s largest biomedical library. NLM’s legislative mandate is to support the essential work of acquiring, organizing, preserving, and disseminating biomedical information. NLM provides public access to this information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NLM Division: Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
NLM Program/Office: Applied Clinical Informatics Branch
Application Period: 09/01/2023 to 10/31/2023
This is a full-time leadership position defining technology strategy and priority by providing expert advice and consulting to assure coherence between evolving NIH FHIR projects and core FHIR specifications being developed in the broader biomedical informatics community (industry and academia). The Senior Research Scientist will be appointed to a position in the Senior Biomedical Research and Biomedical Product Assessment Service (SBRBPAS). Candidates for this position must have outstanding expertise in health data standards, especially FHIR and its implementation in health software applications. Clinical/clinical research expertise, such as experience specialized in processing clinical/clinical research data, is a plus. Candidates should have experience in working in a biomedical research and development environment. Outstanding communication skills and a collaborative work style are critical.
This position will lead and participate in a highly technical multidisciplinary team of scientific and technical professionals in the development of cutting-edge FHIR tools and next-generational computational infrastructure to support research using health care data, sharing research data, and training clinical/research-oriented software developers. The individual will (1) advise and direct fellows and mentor scientists in the use of FHIR, its benefits, and its application to associated coding systems; (2) advance biomedical informatics and data science; and (3) build a workforce for data-driven research. This is a full-time position located at NIH facilities at the Bethesda, Maryland area campus and could be performed at a remote location duty station.
To be eligible for this this position, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration. Candidates must indicate their U.S. citizenship status on their CV or within their email application submission. To be eligible for this this position, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration. Candidates must indicate their U.S. citizenship status on their CV or within their email application submission.
In addition, candidates must have at least one year of experience related to the position, including achievements in one or more of the following areas to demonstrate the individual has received recognition as an expert in the field:
- Participated in the conduct of original biomedical research and development published in peer-reviewed journals or recognized preprint servers such as arXiv or medRxiv;
- Developed informatics systems, tools or datasets with demonstrated use and re-use, particularly open-source tools or those shared with an open license;
- Received invitations to speak at or chair major national or international meetings or standards development working group;
- Elected to membership in professional societies or standards development organizations; or
- Other criteria demonstrating sufficient rigor or accomplishment in a relevant or closely related field that is necessary to the accomplishment of NIH's mission.
If you are a current Federal Title 5 employee, you must have one year of equivalent experience at the GS-14 level or above.
To qualify for this position, candidates must possess a master's level or higher degree in:To qualify for this position, candidates must possess a master's level or higher degree in:
- Computer science;
- Biomedical/clinical informatics; or
- An emerging or related scientific field.
Salary and Benefits:
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits or review our benefits at NLM.
How to Apply
Contact Information: Ms. Nakia Miller
HHS, NIH, and NLM are equal opportunity employers.
Last Reviewed: September 1, 2023