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Molecular Biology & Data Science SME - ARPA-H

Job Position Description: 


SoKat is seeking a Molecular Biology & Data Science SMEs for ARPA-H. Please Note: This position is contingent upon contract award. 


The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) focused on accelerating breakthroughs in health. ARPA-H operates with a high degree of flexibility and agility to support high-risk, high-reward research programs that have the potential to transform human health. The Business Financial Manager (BFM) plays a critical role in supporting ARPA-H's mission by providing comprehensive financial and administrative support to Program Managers (PMs) and the broader agency. In this role, you will be responsible for building and managing program budgets and justifications, financial tracking and analysis, supporting solicitation and acquisition materials, and overall tracking and coordination of funding forecasts-to-actuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 15 years of experience working within both R&D as well as consultative roles

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biophysics or another closely-related scientific field

  • Experience and expertise in data science including but not limited to image processing, neural networks, AI/ML methods and technologies

  • Demonstrated work experience integrated within the healthcare ecosystem (e.g., health equity, care cost models, population analysis); distribution networks (e.g., healthcare process standardization, patient/provider training and education technologies); and biomanufacturing innovations (e.g., technologies, approaches include biological production, biomanufacturing supply chain)

  • U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident and able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Employment Benefits:

  • Full-time, W2 employment

  • Exempt, salaried

  • Eligible for paid benefits, including full health insurance package and PTO

  • Work with the brightest minds in academia and industry and with one of the fastest growing AI companies with a proven track record of innovation

  • Abundant opportunities for mentorship, training and career guidance in Artificial Intelligence, as it applies across all industries

  • Hybrid work/Must be able to be in office for in-person meetings in Washington D.C.


  • In this role, you will facilitate the development of content and documents (reports, presentations, articles, etc.) in support of ARPA-H and its biomedical focus areas

  • In this crucial role, you will serve as a scientific and technical advisor—providing support and thought leadership to the awarded performer teams responsible for generating R&D solutions for ARPA-H and its focus areas

  • Provide technical support to an ARPA-H Program Manager by serving as scientific and technical advisors for cutting-edge research projects

  • Support program managers in development of new research programs, methods, concepts, and operational processes

  • Support ARPA-H performers and scientists via your field(s) of expertise, knowledge of emerging technologies in this field(s), and your abilities to analyze and solve problems

  • Provide strategic assessments of methods and technologies related to the development of technologies and devices

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians to translate research discoveries into real-world applications

  • Prepare briefings and other documents to include strategic messaging in support of an ARPA-H Program Manager and the transformative programs being supported

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