Job no: 231181-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Information Systems/Technology, Project Management, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

As part of the Clinical and Health Informatics Institute (CHI2), the Data Scientist will have the opportunity to work on genomic driven precision medicine efforts at SMPH. The incumbent will use biomedical informatics to develop and implement computational tools for clinical trial recruitment, visualization of omics data, comparative effectiveness research, data-driven patient risk stratification and clinical decision support for improving healthcare, better understanding of disease mechanisms, precision medicine, and enabling reproducible research. The Data Scientist will model clinical and research data problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities from data using algorithmic, data mining, and visualization techniques.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's in Computational Biology, Data Science, Biostatistics, Informatics, or related quantitative/engineering fields.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum of two years' experience in analyzing multi-omics data (genomics, transcriptomics etc.) for biomedical research.
-Minimum of two years' experience with databases and programming languages such as SQL, NoSQL, ETL tools, Python, R, or Unix.
-Proven experience in integrating and analyzing next gen sequencing datasets.
-Proven experience in developing genomic data pipelines.
-Experience with public genomic datasets.
-Working knowledge of high-performance and cloud computing environments.
-Experience with software development practices including testing, documentation and version control.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Ability to convey ideas effectively in speech and in writing.

-Advanced Degree.
-Minimum of five years experience in a research or academic environment applying advanced computational and analytical approaches to solving biomedical problems.
-Proven experience in machine learning.
-Experience working in an academic/scientific research environment.
-Experience with EHR/clinical data.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter, and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Feb 16 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 16 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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