Data Scientist

Analysis, Data Analysis, Database, Data Mining, Development, Genetic, HTML, Inquire, Manager, Management, Project, Protocols, Python, Research, Statistical Analysis, TDD, Validation
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Open Date 03/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN16528B

Job Title Data Scientist

Working Title

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75900 to 100000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Identifies trends and problems through complex big data analysis in the healthcare arena. Interprets results from multiple sources using a variety of techniques, ranging from structured data extraction to complex data mining from clinical notes. Prepares big data, implements data models and develops database and web applications to support the solutions. This position entails a mix of data cleaning, construction, validation, and simple statistical analysis. The successful candidate will be part of a team that serves multiple principal investigators.


Essential Functions

1.Participate in or lead the project team as the data management knowledge expert.

2.Contribute to the design of protocols, forms, and data processing plans.

3.Troubleshoot and implement solutions to issues that arise during the development, management and close out of

research studies.

4.Develop timeline for data deliverables, and ensure they are completed.

5.Manage and/or complete all study level data extraction and management activities with a high degree of quality.

6.Work with the Manager of the data management core to create, modify and implement data management processes and best practices.

7.Provide in-house expertise on big data related technical subject matter.

8.Use MicrosoftSQLServer and statistical software packages (such asSAS,STATA, and/or R) to create analytic datasets from very large, complex relational databases.

9.Perform text processing and other data mining functions

10.Provide basic statistical summaries of analytic datasets

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 6-8 years of related experience in the field or related area is required.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


The successful candidate should be familiar with the field’s major concepts, practices, and procedures. He or she should demonstrate an ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance and the ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner. A basic understanding of statistical analysis is expected. In this role, the data scientist will be expected to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Experience with T-SQLand/or Python is preferred. Prior experience with complex health data strongly preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
Dice Id : 10474576
Position Id : PRN16528B
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