LMI

Applied Innovation Data Scientist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/2/2020 8:55 AM)
Job ID
2020-5046
# of Openings
2
Category
Project Management

Overview

LMI, a strategic consulting organization focused on the federal government, is seeking a Innovation Applied Scientist. This position is located in the National Capital Region.

 

With the threat of transnational terrorism and ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by nations potentially hostile to the U.S., DHS has taken steps to integrate the full range of its radiological/nuclear, chemical, and biological threat detection programs. As the focal point for this effort, DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) requires consulting and program management support that can reinforce and better enable a more dynamic and operationally-focused DHS strategy.  Within CWMD, the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) is responsible for early detection and situational awareness of biological and chemical events anywhere around the world.

 

The person selected for this position will have the ability to provide technical support in the development of new approaches, systems, and algorithms for national biosurveillance. In order to provide advanced applied science technical support to NBIC’s analytic and operational development projects , contractor expertise shall include advanced education, knowledge, and capabilities in, but not limited to, mathematics, statistics, computer science, modeling and simulation, software engineering, and signal processing. They shall support methodologies alongside NBIC federal staff in the development, testing, and deployment of new national biosurveillance capabilities.

 

Please note:

Candidates must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a Secret clearance.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support in the execution of advanced data analytics applied to existing and novel data relevant to biosurveillance.
  • Provide “big data” analytic support to NBIC and other core CWMD activities.
  • Provide advanced technical support in the areas of quantitative and semi-quantitative risk and decision analysis.
  • Support the development of advanced risk and decision analysis approaches for application in both real-time biosurveillance operations and predictive analysis.
  • Support the development and implementation of exercises to inform the Center’s concept of operations as well as identify capability gaps and necessary improvements.
  • Research new technical approaches for application across the CWMD mission portfolio.
  • Develop and incorporate novel algorithms and methods for complex, large-scale data analysis in coordination with operational/analytic end-users within and outside of OHA.
  • Provide technical advice and analytic support to the management of external pilot projects developing new systems, algorithms, and technical approaches.

Qualifications

  • B.S./M.S. degree in natural or physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or related fields. In lieu of a degree, 4 additional years of experience will be accepted for a BS and 5 additional years of experience will be accepted for a MS or BS +1 additional year.
  • Required experience: 3-10 year experience and B.S./M.S; qualifying experience must be in the natural or physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, informatics, or related fields.
  • Preferred experience: Considerable professional experience in the natural or physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, informatics, or related fields.
  • Experience developing, or evaluating the development of, systems, algorithms, and approaches for complex large-scale data analysis across a range of different types of data.
  • Desired expertise should include advanced education, knowledge, and capabilities in, but not limited to, mathematics, computer science, statistical and probabilistic modeling, and advanced analytic software such as Matlab and SAS.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a Secret clearance.

EEO Statement

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer-all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 

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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other factors protected by applicable law.

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