Senior Scientist, Translational Epidemiology, Informatics and Predictive Sciences
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The Senior Scientist is a key member of the Informatics and Predictive Sciences (IPS) Translational Epidemiology team and has two main goals. The first is to enhance and transform real-world and omics data brought in from partners to prepare for analysis. The second is to design and conduct, in collaboration with others in IPS, high-quality statistical analyses utilizing real world evidence (RWE) and omics data sources to support research goals, publication plans and cross-functional internal and external collaborations. Of importance is understanding the unique methodologic challenges of clinico-genomic RWD and being a collaborative contributor to moving this area forward.
The ideal candidate will be a hands-on quantitative genetic or molecular epidemiologist, statistician, or applied mathematician with experience in large-scale healthcare data processing and analysis. They will have experience working with a variety of data sources, such as electronic health record data, insurance claims data, biobank data, research consortium data, and/or omics data. The candidate must also have a demonstrated ability to 1) be highly collaborative with data development, coding, study design, and analyses, 2) be an active listener able to integrate input from diverse sources and stakeholders, and 3) translate clinical or business questions into data and analysis requirements resulting in a clear path forward for the project and team. The candidate will also be required to maintain a deep understanding of healthcare data, from data generation, acquisition, and integration to its analysis and interpretation, with the opportunity to actively improve and innovate in each of those areas.
Overall responsibilities include:
• Work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary dynamic environment and contribute a deep understanding of the strengths and challenges of developing, analyzing, and interpreting clinico-genomic RWD.
• Represent the Translational Epidemiology group and its capabilities in meetings with peers with diverse backgrounds
• Collaborate with team members to meet project checkpoints and accomplish team objectives
Key competencies, skills, and attributes:
• Ability to write code to work with structured and semi-structured data
• Advanced knowledge of diverse analytical approaches (ex. statistics, predictive modeling, visual analytics) and the desire to continually learn and grow your analytical skillset
• Ability to multi-task and handle numerous matrixed projects simultaneously
• Demonstrated ability to engage in effective joint problem-solving to address key challenges
Education and Experience Guidelines:
• A degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematics or similar field, along with coding experience
• Preferred prior experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology / healthcare / health IT industry, at least 2+ years of hands-on experience executing observational healthcare or translational research studies, as well as 3+ years of hands-on experience working with large real-world databases (EMR, biobanks, consortium data, etc)
Technical Experience Guidelines:
• Advanced hands-on knowledge of R (preferred) or another coding language (e.g., python, SAS)
• Experience analyzing data from traditional healthcare databases (electronic medical records, claims, etc) and integrated omics data is preferred
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