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Data Scientist (Hybrid)

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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UPCI Research Lab-Low, Carissa - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22005851)

The Mobile Sensing and Health Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is hiring a full-time Data Scientist to work on a variety of health-related research projects using mobile sensing sensors like wearable devices and smartphone apps to monitor and improve patient health. The ideal candidate has some experience with continuous sensor data analyses and familiarity with machine learning methods as well as traditional statistical approaches to longitudinal data. The candidate will be responsible for developing an understanding of the research questions as determined by the principal investigator and research collaborators, will understand the pros and cons of different analytic approaches, be able to interpret and describe results and translate them into text, tables, and figures, and be able to work independently on multiple projects while seeking appropriate input from multidisciplinary team members. Strong willingness to learn new analytic approaches required. Opportunities to co-author scientific publications, attend academic conferences and other professional development workshops, mentor master's students and other trainees, and collaborate with multidisciplinary researchers including oncologists, psychiatrists, computer scientists, and behavioral scientists.

Duties include the following:

- Data cleaning and feature extraction/engineering using our data processing pipeline and Python or R

- Updating our existing pipeline as needed (e.g. adding code to extract new features from mobile sensing data based on research papers)

- Building machine learning models using sensor data to predict or detect clinical states and interpretation and documentation of results

- Thorough and careful documentation of all code, systems, and results

- Evaluating and establishing the requirements and resources for data science projects

- Selection, training, and supervision of data science interns

- Communication with research collaborators, including attending and leading team meetings and responding to questions about data science projects

- Contributing to scientific publications as a co-author.

Required experience/knowledge include:

- Strong fluency in Python and/or R

- Experience with machine learning

- Ability to multitask, develop priorities, and adapt to changing needs

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Background in computer or information science or a related field along with experience in Machine Learning techniques. Combination of education and relevant experience may be substituted for the education/experience requirement.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Systems/Programmer.III
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday
Relocation Offered TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check Yes
Child Protection Clearances For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Required Documents Not Applicable
Optional Documents Resume


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Posted: 2022-07-17 Expires: 2022-08-18

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