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NIH Program Officer

Country of Position: 
United States
Contact Name: 
Roger Miller, Ph.D.
Subject Area: 
Data Science Initiative
Machine Learning for Signal Processing
Speech and Language Processing
Start Date: 
29 July 2022
Expiration Date: 
30 September 2022
Position Description: 

Health Scientist Program Officer

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is recruiting a Program Director/Health Science Administrator (HSA) (GS-12/13/14) with expertise and research experience in data science and cloud computing efforts leveraging "big data" for biomedical research. Salary is commensurate with individual qualifications and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). We anticipate that the vacancy announcement for an HSA Program Officer will be posted later this summer at

The successful candidate will:

Advise NIDCD-supported investigators across all research portfolios on implementing best practices from biomedical data science for data collection, storage, analysis, use, and sharing to ensure widespread access and accelerate the discovery of insights that will improve the lives of people with communication disorders. Promoting the use of existing data repositories in the cloud whenever possible.

Manage a research portfolio of data science grant awards conducted across the United States and internationally as well as identify scientific gaps and opportunities in the NIDCD's mission areas. This will require organizing workshops to engage stakeholders, promotion of cloud-based data sharing practices, and identifying future research opportunities.

Assist NIDCD staff in maintaining compliance with NIH data management and sharing policies. This will include participating in data science collaborations across NIH, outreach efforts to academic institutions, developing common data elements (CDEs), serving as a data science spokesperson, supporting internal activities to advance data science capabilities, and reviewing data sharing requirements.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Expertise in cloud computing platforms, data repositories, machine learning, and other activities requiring significant data science knowledge.
  • A doctoral degree in engineering or bioinformatics and experience with cloud-based computing for biomedical research.
  • Expertise with the NIDCD's research areas is not required, and individuals at early- to mid-career stages are strongly encouraged to apply.

The NIDCD is deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity, and inclusion, and encourages applications from qualified women, under-represented minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are equal opportunity employers.

Please contact Roger L. Miller, Ph.D., program director of neural prosthesis development and program coordinator of SBIR/STTG grant programs, with questions or interest and check this website for updates: 

Health Scientist Administrator (HSA Program Officer, Data Science) | NIDCD (


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