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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
118 days ago
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

Environmental and Occupational Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist. The Data Scientist will support an established research program’s management of an extensive established database of air quality measurements, geographic variables, air pollution exposure modeling outputs, and health data. The person in this position will be expected to carry out high quality, accurate work in a multi-faceted research environment where command of quantitative details is essential. The ideal candidate will be organized, flexible, and self-motivated with a desire to learn, good communication skills, and the ability to work and thrive in a diverse, multi-faceted academic research environment.

Responsibilities include:
  • Database development and management including writing processing code and documentation of procedures.

  • Developing, quality checking, and distributing complex data sets to be used in epidemiological and spatial analyses.

  • Under the guidance of experienced scientists, performing spatial modeling and/or statistical analyses.

  • Conducting research on new data management and data processing tools and ways to implement them

  • Processing and manipulating various types of geographic data and air pollution measurement data

  • Automating dataset retrieval from online archives

  • Attending and contributing in regular data team and project meetings.

  • As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, geography, epidemiology, or related field. At least two years of professional experience in developing code in R and experience using collaborative software development tools such as Git. Other requirements include a demonstrated facility with analytic tasks, proper application of statistical methods, a strong quantitative aptitude, attention to detail, and the ability to interpret complex analytic information.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

  • Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, geography, epidemiology, or related field. At least three years of professional experience in developing code in R and experience using collaborative software development tools such as Git.

  • Previous experience using, building, and/or maintaining MySQL and/or PostgreSQL databases of quantitative information, including experience with relational database design and normalization

  • Demonstrated adoption of best practices for data management and software development in a production environment

  • Experience conducting sophisticated statistical analyses

  • Five or more years experience with R, SAS, SQL, and/or Python

  • An interest in public health research including impacts of air pollution on health.

  • Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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