Senior Data Scientist, Epidemiology

Scottsdale, Arizona

  Data Science



Our client is a targeted precision medicine company for cardiovascular disease. Their mission is to improve access and outcomes for people with heart conditions.

What you will do

  • You will be a hands-on individual contributor using your skills in clinical data analysis to implement study protocols and publish your analyses in high-impact clinical journals as the first author.
  • You will use your constantly growing expertise in working with big messy data (e.g. electronic health records, claims, etc.) to create cohorts of eligible populations.
  • You will use your skills in R and/or Python and your dedication to open and reproducible science to develop libraries that we can use to easily describe, predict, and estimate clinical effects of interest.
  • You will contribute to rigorous and reproducible scientific publications

Required Qualifications:

  • MD, or PhD in Data Science, Epidemiology, Public Health, Computational Biology, or related field.
  • You have 5+ years of academic and/or industry experience in any of the following: epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, applied statistics, or a related field.
  • You have a first author publication, or previously led a similarly complex project from start to finish.
  • You have hands-on experience in at least one project using large healthcare data, such as claims or electronic health records.
  • You have completed at least one complex project using R or Python and relevant data science libraries (e.g. tidyverse, sklearn, etc.).
  • You are familiar with best coding practice, including functional programming, style guides, version control, and appropriate levels of documentation.
  • You like working with code and are motivated by creating clean and reproducible code.
  • You can implement and interpret statistical inference and modelling methods within the frequentist or Bayesian paradigms (e.g. t-test, Cox regression, etc.).
  • You can use and interpret epidemiologic concepts (e.g. study design, odds ratios, etc.) and can differentiate between statistical and clinical significance.
  • You can work independently with minimal supervision and proactively identify and mitigate future challenges.
  • You can articulate technical concepts to a non-technical audience and collaborate effectively with individuals of non-technical backgrounds.

Desired Qualification:

  • You have published 1+ clinical research articles as the first author.
  • You have experience with 1+ of SQL, Julia, Docker, Git.
  • You have experience in time series analyses and/or signal processing.
  • You are excited about transparency, rigor and reproducibility in biomedicine.