Job description

Data Scientist

Pathology - Operations

University Job Title

Data Scientist 1

Bargaining Unit

None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type


Compensation Grade

Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile

Manager; Program Leader (24)

Wage Ranges

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Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

310 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

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Position Focus:

The mission of the Yale Institutional Biorepository Program is to establish a centralized biorepository with a high quantity and quality of human biospecimens and associated databases to advance future biomedical research, accelerate discoveries, and improve treatments for patients. The program is seeking highly motivated and experienced Data Scientists with a strong background in data analytics and statistics. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment, help researchers with data integration and management, and develop pipelines to empower data analysis throughout the entire scientific and translational research process within the Biorepository and the Yale research community. The applicant will also have the opportunity to present/publish the results in scientific conferences/journals, interact with world-class scientists, design, and execute analysis independently and collaboratively with other scientists. A strong interest in learning new programming languages and environments, tools, basic biology, etc., is a must.

Collect, manage, and govern different types of data, such as clinical and genomic data, from various sources and integrate these interoperable data into an all-in-one system, making them readily available to the broader research community.
Conduct routine data quality and consistency checks and resolution of data discrepancies.
Work with other scientists to develop and apply statistically rigorous solutions for study design, data analysis, and information mining of omics and other biological data for the discovery of clinically actionable biomarkers, integration of these data with clinical information, and translation of genomic discoveries to the bedside to accelerate precision medicine.
Work with the bioinformatics and software engineer team to design, build, and operate software platforms and infrastructure for managing, distribution, and scalable data analysis in the repository.
Assist in preparation of grant proposals, participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author
NOTE: This job description is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. Job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job description may change at the discretion of the employee's direct supervisor.

Essential Duties

Develop and execute new and/or highly complex algorithms and statistical predictive models and determine analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate potential future outcomes.Establish analytical rigor and statistical methods to analyze large amount of data, using advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses. Manage analytical projects from data exploration, model building, performance evaluation, through implementation.Develop work plans and monitor progress and project timelines.Document coding and changes to work plans using established work group methods in GitHub.Interact with a multidisciplinary team of internal and external peers to regularly, effectively, and openly communicate progress and outcomes of planned work.Attend weekly team meetings to discuss team and project-related activities, issues, change, communications, and updates.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in computer science, applied/computational mathematics, engineering, biostatistics, statistics, or a quantitative field such as astronomy or geology, and 2 years of hands-on experience in deep learning or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Experience working in the field of data science/data analytics and statistics.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proficient in data collection, cleaning, formatting, visualization, analysis, and reporting. Experience in programming/coding using Python, R, and SQL.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proficiency with Anaconda, Jupyter, Spyder, RStudio, SPSS, and Excel. Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Capability to work independently or collaboratively in a teamwork environment.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. Excellent management skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Familiar with collecting clinical data and imaging from different medical databases and resources. Experience with machine learning and deep learning for predictive statistics and outcomes. Familiar with data visualization using Tableau and other data visualization platforms. Experience in mentoring and advising trainees.

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

EEO Statement:

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