Data Scientist

Clearance Level
Data Analysis
Rockville, Maryland
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Core Business

Emerging Technologies

Innovation Strategies

People Management

Risk Management

REQ#: RQ146621
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, data science and IT are not just singular parts of our mission—they connect our GDIT dedicated professionals in our business and ensure that infrastructure acts as a catalyst and is embedded into every aspect of the scientific work we support.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Data Science Consultant joining our team to support our federal Health & Science client activities in Bethesda, MD.   

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Data Science Consultant supporting our Federal Health Division, you will work on cutting-edge programs and our client’s mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.  In this role, a typical day will include:

  • General Data Science support. 
  • Participate and provide expertise in data science related working groups, workshops, and webinars. 
  • Preparing meeting minutes, agendas, recommending speakers, and ensuring sufficient logistic support.
  • Bioinformatic support. 
  • Developing consistent methods and processes for data management, data standards, and data harmonization. 
  • Identifying, assessing, designing, and implementing cutting-edge approaches in areas such as cloud-based tools, workflow and pipeline development and implementing complex informatics.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) expertise.  
  • Develop and assist with the execution of plans for overseeing co-funded projects related to data science, bioinformatics, and AI/ML focused biomedical products such as machine learning models, expert advisory systems that are focused on identification of opportunities, design, and development of advanced data focused solutions.
  • Project management and communications support services.
  • Assist business processes; tracking internal milestones and budgets; and suggesting solutions to any risks and/or issues that arise.
  • Attend and report back on relevant community events including workshops and webinars.

Required Education and Experience Qualifications: 

  • BS degree and 10 years of experience or a MS degree and 6 years of experience in science-related and/or public health-related field, 
  • At least one year of experience related to the position, including achievement in areas that demonstrate the individual has received recognition as an expert in the field,
  • Demonstrated track-record of ability to strategically lead complex scientific research and product development programs and conduct regular assessments
  • Experience coordinating bioinformatics and emerging technology programs, experience building collaborations,
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Expertise in bioinformatics and biostatistics, particularly the informatics methods applied to genomic and other -omics data, image processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning

Preferred qualifications (optional): 

  • Prefer Master’s degree in science or public health field,
  • Experience and comfort in dealing with complex scientific and technical information beyond own area of expertise,
  • Experience applying traditional project management approaches to scientific projects,
  • HHS experience, and
  • Experience with Project Online.

Attributes/Skills for Success:

  • Experience managing and executing scientific-related projects,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project and scheduling best practices,
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex project management theories into easy-to-understand guidance,
  • Comfort in interacting with federal senior leadership and scientists,
  • Desire to collaborate in a team environment and provide excellent customer service to clients, and
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Work Environment/Schedule:

  • Position is currently remote but when “return to work” plans are finalized, the position will require hybrid (combination of onsite and remote) support in Bethesda, MD
  • Flexible schedule is available in accordance with core business hours.

Federal security clearance:

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust security clearance, and
  • U.S, citizenship is required.


  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.