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Biomedical Data Scientist

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Lexington, KY

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1 yr

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Physical Requirements
Occasional lifting up to 15 pounds.
Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Repetitive motion.

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours when needed to meet department needs.

Job Summary
The Department of Biostatistics seeks a data scientist with healthcare and public health informatics expertise. This position will design and direct innovative solutions for data products used in exploratory data analyses, generating and testing hypotheses, preparing and analyzing historical data, and identifying patterns. The data scientist will collaborate on extramurally-funded projects to offer innovative, expert-level Biostatistical and Biomedical Data Science expertise in study design and consultation in data analysis and interpretation after study implementation.

The data scientist will develop, direct and oversee implementation of project protocols that involve complex data systems, data linkage and capture, programmatic statistical analysis, data visualization. As a lead for data science, the position will actively promote and direct the service mission for biostatistics, data science, and biomedical informatics on a regional, national, and/or global scale.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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