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We come from different fields. Different backgrounds. Different countries. But our people have this in common: a passion for making a positive impact on the world.We are in the business of making big things possible when it really matters.Our clients span health, energy, and transportation industries as well as government agencies in the United States and Europe. We give them the data, insights, and deep implementation expertise they need to deliver results that matter to consumers, citizens, and communities.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www. icf. com/careers to find your next career. ICF together for tomorrow.

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 areasusing 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


  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

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