The data scientist works for Health Sciences Strategy in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategy and the Director of Strategy. Health Sciences Strategy is a dynamic, fast-paced work environment in which data scientists contribute to an array of projects aimed at achieving core health sciences missions. The position couples advanced statistical work with critical, abstract, theoretical thought and communication. Successful performance is demonstrated through proactive management and analysis of complex datasets, clinical data science (e.g., patient segmentation, prediction, and outcomes analytics), financial data science (e.g., pro forma financial statements and comparative cost-benefit analyses), business data science (e.g., market assessments and comparative service line evaluations) and the effective blending thereof to develop, inform, and monitor health system strategy.
•Uses data science to synthesize unstructured, disjointed information into meaningful, compelling narratives that facilitate development and refinement of health system strategy.
•Crafts data products that provide effective summary visualizations of analytical findings and user-empowering functionalities that facilitate and promote self-learning.
•Supports efforts to create presentations with clear, cogent writing and graphical illustrations.
•Supports requests from health system entities by identifying potential data sources, gathering data, conducting statistical work and communicating findings and implications.
•Supports the collection of national, regional, and local data for benchmarking and comparative analytics.
•Keeps abreast of developments and changing technologies and applications via self- initiated professional development. Participates in continuing education courses, professional organizations, attends training and trade seminars, and maintains professional contacts in the community and the industry.
•Undertakes other responsibilities as needed to support the implementation of health system strategy.
•This position requires a minimum of an MS degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field and ten or more years of relevant experience.
•Candidates must be an expert in the application of a wide range of basic and advanced statistical techniques, and be able to independently learn and apply new statistical techniques.
•Expert knowledge of both analysis and dataset programming in at least one statistical programming language such as SAS or R is required.
•Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and; Good communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain statistical techniques and present data results, are also required.
•PhD in data science data science, econometrics, statistics, biostatistics, quantitative social science or a related field.
•Experience in business strategy, business development, and healthcare transformation.
•Expertise in predictive analytics, non-linear systems thinking and modeling, data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, and big data environments (e.g., Hadoop or Spark).
•Expertise in data collection, dataset integrations and data management. Experience in geospatial analytics and visualizations (e.g., ArcGIS).
•Some familiarity with and interest in development and management of dynamic data products (e.g., reports, apps, and dashboards).
Candidate should be able to work cooperatively and effectively in the context of a large, highly complex academic medical center. Intellectual creativity, intellectual rigor, a strong work ethic and a flexible work schedule are needed.
Candidates should be able to progress on several projects simultaneously and thrive in situations that demand high performance under short deadlines.
University of Utah Profile:
University of Utah, Hospital, Clinics, School of Medicine, Campus
As a major teaching and research university, the flagship institution of the Utah state system of higher education, the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met.
We have over 22,000 employees, 582 departments, and are the second largest employer in Utah. The University of Utah hospital has more than 160 medical specialties, 10 community health centers, and has been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals in U.S. News and World Report for 13 years in a row.