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Data Informationist -National Institute of Health (two vacancies, GS-1412-11/12/13, FPL 13)

  • 07 Apr 2021 10:28 AM
    Message # 10283399
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title:

    (two vacancies, GS-1412-11/12/13, FPL 13)

    Position Description: 

    If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

    Data Services Duties:
    • Assisting NIH researchers in making their data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).
    • Assisting and consulting NIH researchers in locating existing data; processing data for reuse; organizing and describing data to facilitate analysis, collaboration, and sharing; performing data mining and analysis; managing retention and long-term preservation of data; complying with NIH and federal policies for data sharing; and, communicating data through visualizations and infographics.
    • Assessing NIH researchers’ training needs in the areas of data management, data visualization, data analysis, and R and Python programming.
    • Developing and delivering graduate-level training to meet identified needs.
    • Providing one-on-one advice and consultations in the areas of data science, e.g., data management and visualization.
    • Assisting NIH researchers in using the NIH Library’s data sciences workstation which offers a suite of tools for data analysis, processing, and visualization for a variety of different types of data.
    • Fostering trans-NIH data science collaboration in support of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science and raising visibility of the NIH Library Data Services Program across NIH and beyond.
    • Conducting research in data science.

    Informationist Duties:
    • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
    • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
    • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians and staff.
    • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
    • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians and staff in using library products and services.
    • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users' information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
    • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.

    Application Process:

    Applicants who are members of the public:
    Announcement number: NIH-ORS-DE-21-11072476

    Applicants who already federal employees or who are otherwise eligible as a status applicant, or through an OPM interchange agreement: Announcement number: NIH-ORS-MP-21-11072837

    For more information on the Data Services and Informationist Programs at the NIH Library, visit and

    We encourage you to create or update your account and profile now so you will be ready to apply when the announcement is posted on April 19. As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies of degree transcripts. We also encourage you to set up email notifications for future opportunity announcements. Please visit the Help Center at for more information.



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