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Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Reading Center is looking for a key role as a liaison with Flywheel software to participate in database implementation and management with a focus on ophthalmology. This involves the development and maintenance of AI models for workflow automation, AI gears development (Docker Containers), development of pipelines for scalable deployment, performance optimization, designing database queries for data retrieval, and developing semi-automated systems. This candidate would ensure security and compliance with technical standards, technical documentation, and develop metrics reporting templates.

Responsibilities: Contributes to a research agenda set by a lead researcher by preparing data sets, analyzing them using data science techniques, and presenting the results. May work independently or as part of a team.

  • 20% Prepares data sets for analysis including cleaning/quality assurance, transformations, restructuring, and integration of multiple data sources
  • 20% Independently identifies and implements appropriate data science techniques to find data patterns and answer research questions chosen by the lead researcher including data visualization, statistical analysis, machine learning, and data mining
  • 20% Organizes and automates project steps for data preparation and analysis
  • 30% Composes and assembles reproducible workflows and reports to clearly articulate patterns to researchers and/or administrators
  • 10% Documents approaches to address research questions and contributes to the establishment of reproducible research methodologies and analysis workflows

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Master's Degree

Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, or Data Science required.



  • Two years of statistics or data science experience in a professional and/or student staff setting.
  • Proficiency with Linux and a programing or statistical language such as Python.
  • Experience with containers such as Docker
  • Practical experience in the following areas: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Data Pipelines
  • Experience with Flywheel software.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.

This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $60,184 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending On Qualifications

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and sick leave; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications and experience, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Beth Reuter


Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Data Scientist II(RE021)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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