Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Data Scientist

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(4/6/2021 2:30 PM)
# of Openings
Software and Computing Systems


Roles and responsibilities
Must be authorized to work in the United States
W2 with full benefits
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen


Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Data Scientist to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.


This is a long-term position which offers:
- Competitive salary
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at


Job Description:

• Provide scientific IT support for NIMH IRP laboratories and core facilities employing best practices and data science techniques
• Software development for NIMH IRP laboratories and core facilities
• Web based applications development for NIMH IRP laboratories and core facilities
• Provide programming and scripting support to NIMH IRP laboratories and core facilities
• Provide high performance computing support to NIMH researchers
• Manage and administer NIMH SIO Computational infrastructure
• Manage and administer NIMH SIO Cloud computing infrastructure
• Select, order and set up new computational hardware for scientific use
• Order, install and maintain scientific software licenses
• Answer technical queries and assist users in this regard. Troubleshoot reported problems
• Monitor system performance and hardware status. Arrange repair and service for hardware when needed (communicate with vendors, purchasing agents etc.)



Required Skills:

• Ph.D in a STEM or quantitative biomedical field; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
• Minimum of three (3) years of related experience
• Knowledge of modern programming languages used for data science such as R or Python
• Experience in computer systems administration and scripting
• Experience with high performance computing
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written
• Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills


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