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Job Description

Job Title: Data Scientist, Clinical Analyst

Job ID: 581479

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Shift: Day

Facility: Corporate Services

Department: EA Clincial Analytics

Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219



Work as a programmer and a quantitative researcher, developing, implementing and monitoring advanced analytic, and predictive modeling tools for health care related activities at the UPMC Clinical Analytics Department of the Health Services Division.


* Analyze and interpreting the results of big data analyses.
* Apply state-of-the-art techniques (data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, core mathematical-modeling and dynamic processing to data visualization) to extract actionable insights through analysis of large-scale, high-dimensional data.
* Collaborate with subject matter experts, academic partners, and internal/external stakeholders to design systems for data collection, cleaning, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling.
* Design, develop, and implement health care analytic and biomedical modeling programs.
* Execution of all phases of quantitative research projects: identifying the business problem, data exploration, modeling, communication of final results.
* Generate conceptual models, sharing and articulating those theories and quantifying the limitations of implemented models.
* Provide guidance on data structures and design for reporting, ad-hoc analyses and propensity modeling driving insights around patients, members and care delivery improvement strategies.
* Responsible for conceiving, planning, designing, developing, and validating robust algorithms for use in analyzing healthcare models.


* Masters degree in a quantitative discipline such as bio-informatics, mathematics, operations research, economics, Decision science, health services research or related field.
* Ph.D preferred.
* 3 or more years of experience in quantitative methods or other relevant work Strong mathematics and science background with sound analytical/computational skills and proficiency in pattern recognition and classification.
* Experience with machine learning models desired.
* Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.
* Comfortable manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, highly-dimensional data from varying sources.
* Knowledge of statistical and reporting methodologies.
* Familiarity with databases and SQL.
* Proficiency in statistical programming languages such as R, Matlab, SPSS modeler, or SAS.
* Ability to design programs to analyze complicated scenarios.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $35.25 to $59.72

Union Position: No

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About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the largest integrated health care enterprise in Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the country. It is one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to earn "honor roll" status in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Widely recognized for its innovations in patient care, research, technology and health care management, UPMC has transformed the economic landscape in western Pennsylvania. The region's largest employer, with 48,000 employees and nearly $7 billion in revenue, UPMC comprises 20 tertiary, specialty and community hospitals, 400 outpatient sites and doctors' offices, retirement and long-term care facilities, an insurance plan, and international ventures. Nearly 5,000 physicians are affiliated with UPMC, including more than 2,300 employed physicians.