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Sr Data Scientist



Full Time

On Site


Bethesda, Maryland, United States


The Civilian Health Solutions Operation is seeking a Senior Data Scientist in Bethesda, MD.

Responsibilities: -

  • Develop artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) solution especially with natural language processing to support grant application and review workflow.
  • Apply algorithms that involve both supervised and unsupervised approach for data analysis on both small- and large-scale data.
  • Interpret, connect, predict, and make discoveries in complex data and deliver recommendations for business and analytic decisions.
  • Collaborate with a team of data scientists, data analysts, and other scientific officers in the design and development of AI/ML solution.
  • Communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders to understand real world user case.
  • Develop metrics to evaluate real world impact.
  • Effectively present AI/ML solution to both technical and non-technical audience

Required Educational Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in bioinformatics, computational linguistics or data science preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience.

Required Skills Qualifications:

  • Experience with NLP applications such as tagging, classification, topic modeling, and summarization.
  • Advanced proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R or Perl
  • Experience with analyzing large and complex data sets, especially text data ,with strong aptitude for conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Familiar with transformer based large language models and how to adapt and apply them.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; Demonstrated ability to clearly explain technical issues to technical and non-technical customers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with NIH.
  • Strong knowledge of NIH grants management processes and systems
  • Knowledge of NIH peer review process
  • Experience with the application of bioinformatics and statistical tools and the analysis
  • Experience with various bioinformatics databases and tools.
  • Experience with Cloud computing environments such as AWS, Azure.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.