The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)’s Computational Biology Branch (CBB) which is a part of the Intramural Research Program (IRP) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is recruiting for a Staff Scientist 1 with demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics methods development. NLM is one of 27 Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The position will be responsible for:

  • devising a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer and other diseases though developing new algorithmic and machine learning (ML) methods, data integration, and modelling of gene regulation and disease progression;
  • performing research in the specified area;
  • providing computational support to the research group to develop web-based applications and data processing; and
  • participating in mentoring junior group members including postdoctoral fellows, students, and postbaccalaureate fellows.


The ideal candidate may or may not be a United States citizen and must have a doctoral degree.

We are looking for an individual with:

  • a Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, or a similar quantitative field;
  • at least five years of research experience after receiving the final degree, such as postdoctoral research and/or equivalent experience;
  • a strong track record in research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications;
  • proven experience in developing novel computational methods in biomedical sciences;
  • experience in working with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS); and
  • a proven ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Priority will be given to a candidate with expertise in advanced ML methods and/or network biology.

As a condition of employment, all federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement, e.g., telework, remote work, etc. If selected, you must provide proof of vaccination. An official job offer and continued employment is contingent on this requirement. For more information on this requirement, visit the Safer Federal Workforce page on vaccines. If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit Vaccines.gov.


This non-competitive appointment in the excepted service is similar to a federal full-time position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A full package of benefits is available.


Interested individuals should send a copy of their CV and Bibliography with the names of three references along with a cover letter detailing research interests, and evidence of engagement in multi-disciplinary collaborative research to ncbijobs@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Please include the announcement number, NLM754-2022, in the cover letter. Do not include your birth date, social security number (SSN), or personal photograph on application materials.

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


NIH NLM encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. NIH NLM will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

DHHS, NIH, and NLM are equal opportunity employers.