University of Utah Data Scientist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 05/17/2019
Requisition Number PRN20741B
Job Title Data Scientist
Job Grade H
FLSA Code Computer Employee
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40.00
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01114 - HS Planning Office
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $75,900-$115,000 DOQ
Open Until Filled Yes
Health Sciences Strategy is a dynamic work environment in which team members contribute to an array of projects aimed at achieving core health sciences missions. The Strategy team focuses on the management and analysis of complex databases, completion of business analyses (e.g., market assessments and pro forma financial statements), and the design and articulation of business strategy with applications in health care delivery and markets. The employee reports to the Director of Strategy.
Successful candidate will have, at minimum, a Bachelors degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, data science, or a related field. Masters degree preferred.
Experience in data preparation and manipulation using Python or R.
Experience interacting with complex relational databases usingSQL.
Expertise in interactive dashboard developement (e.g., D3, plotly, R Shiny).
Experience in business strategy, business development, healthcare transformation, finance.
Candidate must be able to work cooperatively and effectively in the context of a large, highly complex academic medical center.
Effective communication skills, intellectual creativity, analytical acumen, and a strong work ethic are needed.
Coordination of simultaneous projects is essential to the success of Health Sciences Strategy. The following is representative of work performed but is not all-inclusive:
• Manage data-driven, strategy narratives under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Strategy and the Director of Strategy.
• For each narrative, assess data needs and manage requisite data acquisition and cleaning.
• Effectively manage all data exploration, modeling, visualization, and dashboard creation for each narrative.
• Work closely with Strategy team members to ensure project relevancy and accuracy
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s Degree and 6-8 years of related experience in the field or related area is required.
This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Bachelors degree in a related field with 0-5 years of work experience. Masters degree preferred.
Expertise in R, R Shiny, Python, andSQL.
Additional programming experience or coursework preferred.
A portfolio (e.g., GitHub) of relevant, completed projects will be helpful in assessing candidate qualifications.
Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.