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Director of Data Science

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Bethesda, Maryland and/or Remote
$150,000-$160,000 + great benefits package
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2023

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AACOM is seeking a full-time experienced Director of Data Science who is eager to use research and data expertise to have a direct social impact at scale. If you are someone who is :

  • Curious and likes answering questions
  • Eager to be part of a busy, collaborative team
  • Experienced in database management and data science
  • Ready to be a leader in research and data visualization
  • Hungry for a job with meaning

This may be what you’re looking for!



Lead our efforts to use AACOM’s data to create a map of the access to and the value of osteopathic medical education, and the contributions of graduates of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) in the US. Develop and direct data sharing and data governance policies, maintain AACOM’s data lake, and extract and analyze data from AACOM’s data sources and elsewhere. Identify, integrate, and analyze various data sources (including student, institutional, social, and geographic data) to model, map, and visualize the impact of potential actions that AACOM, its member COMs, policymakers, investors, and civic leaders can take to broaden the ability of graduates of COMs to serve all patients who choose to receive care according to osteopathic principles. This role will be essential in driving and communicating AACOM’s strategic plan to leverage emerging scientific, technological, design, and policy innovations to understand the current state of undergraduate and graduate medical education in the United States.



Our ideal team member will have the following:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Statistics, Data Science, Econometrics, Social Science Research or a related field
  • 5 years of related database and data analysis experience
  • OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved
  • Experience in data aggregation and data governance
  • Experience with both database and statistical languages such as SQL, and one of SAS, R, Python or equivalent languages.
  • Experience in complex data visualization and knowledge of predictive modeling tools and techniques;
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders in policymaking, philanthropy, and community development, both in writing and verbally;
  • Ability to learn new data science techniques and skills to meet organizational needs;
  • Experience using data analytics to model actions or policies
  • Experience managing others in a project coordination capacity



Additional Information


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company-provided life insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with an employer match
  • 11 annual company paid holidays
  • Vacation & sick time benefits
  • Parental Leave benefits
  • And more!


This is a full-time position with health, dental, vacation and 401K benefits. The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $160,000 annually.



AACOM values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.


For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should address your experience, qualifications and why you are interested in joining the AACOM team. Please visit: for more information about the organization.


AACOM is committed to the health of our local and global communities. Anyone who works at AACOM will need to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements

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