Senior Data Scientist - Clinical and Outcome Research
Carolinas Healthcare
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Post Date: Nov 15, 2017
Job Type: Full time
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Location: US - North Carolina - Charlotte
Job Reference: 147544-en_US
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Job Req ID: 147544Position Number: 00137268Employment Type: Full TimeShift: DayShift Details: 8:00am - 5:00pmStandard Hours: 40.00Department Name: IAS CORE AnalyticsLocation: CHS Corporate OperationsLocation Details:  1540 Garden Terrace   Job SummaryThe Data Scientist for Clinical and Outcomes Research is responsible for conducting research to inform quality improvement and patient care in the area of Infectious Disease and Infection Prevention. Key responsibilities include experimental design, analysis and integration of complex and diverse data, interpretation of findings, scientific writing and leadership of teams and projects. Requires experience using advanced statistical, bioinformatics and computational methods. Collaborates with CHS researchers and faculty from other institutions in ongoing and planned research activities and provides analytical and research methodology consulting to CHS investigators. Requires regular and frequent exercise of independent judgment and decision-making in sensitive situations.Essential Functions 
      Contributes to the development of a robust research program in Infectious Disease prevention and management. Conducts research without direct supervision.
      With minimal guidance, uses advanced statistical, bioinformatics and computational methodologies to deliver insights and identify strategic opportunities to inform system-wide infection prevention and management
      Partners with infectious disease physicians, epidemiologists, research scientists and other leadership across CHS to assess their information and analytical support needs.
      Proactively monitors, integrates, analyzes and interprets complex information generated from multiple sources (epidemiology, laboratory, patient records, genomics, etc.) to investigate, understand, diagnose, and continuously improve system-wide performance
      Translates business/research questions into requirements to define testable research designs or business solutions
      Creates timelines for project management with little or no assistance. Ensures successful completion of assigned projects on schedule, within budget, and in accordance with CHS standards and ethics
      Represents CHS in collaborative research studies with investigators at other local, regional national and international institutions
      Writes reports suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences to communicate analytical and research results
      Writes manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
      Prepares abstracts, authors presentations and presents research at local, national and international scientific meetings
      Fosters and maintains collegial interactions with and supervision of team members, technical staff, physicians, faculty, students, research fellows, external collaborators and visiting scientists
      Provides leadership for safety and quality assurance activities and maintenance of compliance with the terms of medical center policies and procedures.
      Conducts research in accordance with compliance and safety standards.
      Carries out other responsibilities as determined by CHS leadership.
  Physical Requirements
Works in an office environment, sitting at a desk, working with a computer, and talking on the telephone. On occasion, requires standing, walking and traveling in personal car to other facilities. Also occasionally requires the carrying of up to 20 pounds of materials (files, projectors, laptops).

Education, Experience and Certifications
Requires a PhD in Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Economics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, or closely related areas . Minimum of 7 years professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the job requirements. At least 7 years of experience with SAS and/or R, other data mining tools, databases, and computer programming required; SAS certification preferred; experience with Enterprise Miner preferred. Experience with distributed computing and Hadoop preferred.  Experience with healthcare claims, pharmaceutical, and EHR data preferred. Excellent oral, written, and technical communication skills and a solid command of the English language; Demonstrated ability to communicate complex relationships and concepts using data to drive change. Experience in group presentation and public speaking. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Microbiology or Epidemiology or closely related with extensive coursework. He/She will also have experience with infectious disease and programming.  At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations. As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve. Posting Notes: Not ApplicableCarolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer