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Position: Data Scientist I
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Duties: This individuals’ primary role will be to lead the development of machine learning models to identify patients that should be screened for under diagnosed diseases. They will work closely with Dr. Herman, the Penn Medicine Data Science team, and various collaborators to design, assess, and implement these prediction models. In addition, this individual will help support the Department’s COVID-19 testing dashboard, in particular working with the Penn Medicine BioBank to identify clinical specimens for a variety of research projects. This position will be primary funded by Dr. Herman’s Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award and supplemented by Start Up funds. In addition, we expect to receive additional funds to support COVID-19 informatics effort from a variety of sources, including submitted proposals and proposals in preparation
Requirements: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years experience in relevant technical field, e.g. Computer Science, Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent. Masters degree preferred; 2 years of relevant work experience or PhD in relevant technical field; Fluency with statistical and machine learning techniques such as logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, graphical models, clustering, and dimension reduction; Experience manipulating and analyzing complex, large volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources; Fluency in coding in R and/or Python; Familiarity with reproducible scientific workflows (e.g. Jupyter notebooks or Rmarkdown) and version control (e.g. git)
   
Text: Careers@Penn You may choose to display a cookie banner on the external site. You must specify the message in the cookie banner and may add a link to a relevant policy. If you are unfamiliar with these requirements, please seek the advice of legal counsel. Skip to main content Careers@Penn Data Scientist I (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) Med Sch Richards Building University Overview The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Posted Job Title Data Scientist I (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) Job Profile Title Data Analyst Senior Job Description Summary This position is essential to the success of Dr. Herman’s research program. This individuals’ primary role will be to lead the development of machine learning models to identify patients that should be screened for under diagnosed diseases. They will work closely with Dr. Herman, the Penn Medicine Data Science team, and various collaborators to design, assess, and implement these prediction models. In addition, this individual will help support the Department’s COVID-19 testing dashboard, in particular working with the Penn Medicine BioBank to identify clinical specimens for a variety of research projects. This position will be primary funded by Dr. Herman’s Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award and supplemented by Start Up funds. In addition, we expect to receive additional funds to support COVID-19 informatics effort from a variety of sources, including submitted proposals and proposals in preparation. Job Description Penn Medicine is seeking a Data Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Herman in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Data Scientist will work closely with the Penn Medicine Data Science team and colleagues in the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI). At its core, this position is about revolutionizing healthcare with data-driven practices to predict and ultimately prevent serious illness. Minimum Qualifications - Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years experience in relevant technical field, e.g. Computer Science, Data Science, Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent. Masters degree preferred 2 years of relevant work experience or PhD in relevant technical field Fluency with statistical and machine learning techniques such as logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, graphical models, clustering, and dimension reduction Experience manipulating and analyzing complex, large volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources Fluency in coding in R and/or Python Familiarity with reproducible scientific workflows (e.g. Jupyter notebooks or Rmarkdown) and version control (e.g. git) Familiarity with Linux OS operating systems A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner Excellent organizational and time management skills Experience with clinical or biomedical research preferred Familiarity with relational databases and SQL preferred Experience with NoSql design, deployment and analyzing on many TB’s of data preferred Ability to work with a software development team using formal software development methods preferred Experience as first author of scientific publications a plus Experience with high-performance computing a plus Working Conditions Office, Library, Computer Room Physical Effort Typically sitting at desk or table Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department / School Perelman School of Medicine Pay Range $72,837.00 - $205,981.00 Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job. Posted 4 Days Ago Full time JR00022103 About Us The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. 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