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Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R1900985

Scientific Information Analyst

Working at ICF

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ICF is seeking a junior to mid-level Scientific Information Analyst (SIA) with 2– 6 years of experience working directly with biomedical and behavioral scientific information about various disease categories, illnesses, and health conditions.  This position is located within NIH’s Office of the Director and supports the Research Condition and Disease Categorization program (RCDC).  RCDC provides consistent and transparent reporting to the public on NIH-funded research related to various disease and research areas using thesaurus-based Natural Language Processing and Text Mining & Analysis tools, data visualization, and machine learning solutions. The candidate will be responsible for researching areas of new and emerging science and analyzing NIH grants and agreements using text mining software to identify projects relevant to specific research areas.

This position involves detailed work with NIH grant proposals, documentation and data management, as well as collaboration with team members and scientific experts across all of NIH’s Institutes and Centers (IC). The SIA creates and facilitates Subject Matter Experts in reaching trans-NIH agreements on category parameters. Additionally, s/he develops and presents research category funding reports and responds to special data requests.

The successful candidate should be able to work independently to analyze scientific (biomedical, allied health sciences) research project materials, lead a presentation of technical information to Subject Matter Experts, interpret and implement technical/scientific information applicably, learn new topics quickly, and have outstanding attention to detail. The candidate should also enjoy reading and analyzing biomedical research. S/He should enjoy reading and analyzing scientific (biomedical) research project materials, have the ability to lead a presentation of technical information to variously sized groups of scientific experts, have the ability to learn new topics quickly, and have outstanding attention to detail and analytical skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to support accurate reporting of categorized research data
  • Analyze technical, scientific, and health-related information using natural language processing, data visualization, machine learning, and thesaurus editing tools.
  • Maintain the accuracy of existing research category definitions, and work with experts in the field to present and develop new biomedical categories utilizing the indexing of research grant text.
  • Provide technical presentations and demonstrations of data analyses and conclusions.
  • Develop and present reports on funding by research category, and respond to special data requests.
  • Suggest improvements to text mining performance and processes using critical thinking and evidence-based research (e.g., suggestions for improvements to the thesaurus, concept normalization, or natural language processing).


  • Bachelor's degree in biological, biomedical, or allied health sciences.
  • 2-6 years of experience in biological, biomedical, or allied health sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and discuss technical biomedical literature.
  • Experience facilitating scientific meetings in a "lead" capacity for groups of various sizes and scientific expertise.
  • Proficiency analyzing data using Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and ability work in a collaborative environment. 
  • Highly organized, deadline driven, and able to multi-task.
  • Requires US Citizen or US Person (Green Card Holder) with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge of scientific thesaurus or other structured vocabularies and text mining tools and software. 
  • Demonstrated experience in immunology and/or genetics.
  • Desire to continuously grow and learn

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at

Maryland Remote Office (MD99)

Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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