The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is participating in the DATA Scholar program managed by the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy.
Deadline Extended: June 8, 2022. Applications are accepted via the program application portal.
US citizenship is not required. Remote work is possible from within the US.
NIAID seeks to appoint a DATA Scholar for two years with considerable experience in AI and knowledge representation methods to design and test a prototype knowledge graph to enable the use of AI for rapid information discovery and management during a pandemic response. The knowledge graph should include AI-ready information about a virus with pandemic potential selected from one of 20 virus families. The DATA Scholar will represent information from various public and NIAID internal data resources (e.g., ImmPort, BRCs, IEDP, GenBank, dbGaP, AnVIL, PDB, UniProt, clinical and epidemiological data, published literature) into an AI-ready (FAIR) format. The aim of the project is to explore the potential of AI for automating knowledge discovery for pandemic preparedness and address the major challenge of rapidly studying newly emerging pathogens during the acute phase of an outbreak.
The NIAID DATA Scholar will work together with colleagues in the NIAID Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies (ODSET) and the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) under supervision of the ODSET Director, Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD.
Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, and have advanced experience in data science or related fields. There is no citizenship requirement for applicants and NIH offers competitive benefits, telework options, and flexible alternative work schedules. For more information about eligibility and benefits, see the program application portal.