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Job opening: Biologist

Salary: $112 015 - 145 617 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Section of Molecular Neurogenetics, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institute of the Health Sciences (NIH). The incumbent will perform scientific professional work in the fields of genomics, cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, specifically centered on the molecular, cellular, and genetic aspects of lysosomal storage disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.


Conduct investigations using molecular biology and molecular genetic techniques. Analyze results of experiments to determine outcomes. Independently plan and develop experiments and experimental protocols. Analyze data and prepare summaries of results in a form suitable for publication. Ensure laboratory equipment is available when needed, and instruments are properly calibrated and are in working order. Perform routine, and in some cases sophisticated, maintenance and repair of equipment. Ensure all regulations regarding laboratory safety and human materials are implemented.


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education. Please submit transcripts with application.
  • Ensure you list ALL conditions of employment in this section or in the Additional Information section.


In order to qualify for a Biologist, GS-0401 position, you must have: A. Completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to this position, from an accredited college or university; OR B. A combination of experience and education which includes courses comparable to a major in a biological science, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position, AND appropriate experience or additional education which demonstrates similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. In addition, in order to qualify for a Biologist, GS-0401 position at the GS-13 level, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: independently developing, planning, and implementing research; analyzing and interpreting data from laboratory experiments; developing and preparing scientific reports, analytical interpretations, conclusions, or recommendations, typically for publication; using a variety of laboratory instruments to perform analyses; and developing new protocols and procedures to use in conducting studies. You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12133560


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.


  • Address National Institutes of Health 6701 Rockledge Dr Bethesda, MD 20892 US
  • Name: Angelica Papich
  • Phone: 3014519374
  • Email: [email protected]


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