Data Scientist (Neurobiology)


: $87,640.00 - $131,300.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

Data Scientist (Neurobiology) - NIH - Bethesda, MD Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Data Scientist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. For this position, we are seeking an individual who is eager to work at the interface of data science and neurobiological research. Capitalizing on recent advances in imaging-related technologies, NIMH researchers are analyzing brain circuits in large 3-dimensional volumes, including entire brains, at the level of individual neurons. Measuring patterns of neuronal activity and gene expression at the single cell level in such large volumes generates complex, multichannel datasets that can exceed 2 TB per experiment. Extracting information from these large datasets presents analytical challenges at multiple levels and requires adapting and optimizing methods for data handling (e.g. merging multiple views, spectral unmixing, spatial deconvolution, and segmentation) and analysis (e.g. correlation and cluster analysis, pattern recognition, etc.). In addition, correlating brain circuit activity with complex patterns of behavior, requires methods for automating behavioral characterization such as machine learning. If you meet the requirements listed below and are passionate about applying the techniques of big data to push science forward, please apply below. OVERVIEW. This is a long-term, open-ended contract position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Tremendous room for personal growth and career development.
  • Opportunity to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's foremost medical research center.

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

  • Work closely with neuroscientists to develop, write, and optimize programs for image and behavioral analysis.
  • Assist scientists in performing analyses of imaging data on local High Performance Compute cluster ()

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Bachelor s or more advanced degree in a science/engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with programming languages such as Matlab, Python, Java or C++.
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows Server operating systems and shell scripting.
  • Experience with software for image or signal processing or related scientific research tools.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge or experience with machine learning would be advantageous

Why Kelly?

As a worker today, it s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what s next is what we re all about. We know what s going on in the evolving world of work just ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly

At Kelly, we re always thinking about what s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Associated topics: brain, neuro, neuro rehabilitation, neurology, neurophysiology, stroke * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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