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Job opening: Interdisciplinary Biologist/Computer Scientist

Salary: $82 764 - 128 956 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We're looking for a Interdisciplinary Biologist/Computer Scientist to join our team! This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates.


Support programs in flow cytometry by developing robust, reproducible bioinformatics workflows. Responsible for designing and implementing machine learning solutions to solve complex problems associated with multiparameter flow cytometer data analysis. Work closely with cross-functional teams on quantitative flow cytometry and with the NIST flow cytometry standards consortium to develop algorithms that can extract valuable insights from large datasets. Contribute to the development and improvement of flow cytometry techniques by utilizing computational statistics and machine learning. Store, retrieve, organize, and analyze flow cytometry data using extensive computational resources and tools. Analyze large datasets to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for improvement. Analyze data and build and deploy machine learning models. Optimize models for performance, scalability, and reliability. Requires the consideration of precedents and use of judgment to assess strengths and weaknesses of flow cytometry and machine learning methods. Collaborate with flow cytometry team members and external collaborators to share expertise, communicating complex ideas to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No


Basic Requirements for 0401 Biologist: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Basic Requirements for 1550 Computer Scientist:: Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. AND In addition to the basic requirement for both 0401 and 1550: Applicants must also have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 (ZP-II at NIST) level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience in developing and implementing machine learning solutions, solid programming skills in Python, R, or Java, and a basic understanding of flow cytometry and its data format. OR Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as defined in the additional requirements Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application. The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Applicant Reconsideration


This position has an education requirement. Transcripts must be submitted to validate that the education requirement has been met. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. However, an official copy will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

Education completed outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that it is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. Click here to view a listing of accredited organizations from the Department of Education's website. A copy of the foreign education evaluation (containing the results with a course by course listing) is required with your application.


  • Address Biosystems and Biomaterials Division 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 US
  • Name: Tailor Thompson
  • Phone: 000-000-0000
  • Email: [email protected]


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