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Senior Data Scientist - Infectious Disease and Infection Prevention

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28203

Company: Atrium Health

Job Req ID: 204549

Position Number: 00167522

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details: M-F, 1st Shift

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: IAS CORE Analytics

Location: CHS Corporate Operations

Location Details:  CMC, Research Office Building

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Job Summary

The Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Atrium Health invites applications for a Senior Data Scientist to develop and conduct Infectious Disease and Infection Prevention research in collaboration with physicians and system leaders to improve quality, cost, and the overall experience of care provided. The ideal candidate will have expertise in epidemiology or closely related field, research study design, and advanced statistical and computational methods and demonstrated record of research productivity, with strong potential to successfully compete for extramural funding. Specific areas of interest include healthcare epidemiology, genetic or molecular epidemiology, or public health surveillance, but all other areas of interest are welcomed. The successful candidate will be considered for faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience.


The Senior Data Scientist will join a diverse team of clinically-integrated PhD scientists within the CORE. Our multidisciplinary teams integrate research into clinical practice to generate rigorous real-world evidence that drives better care and improves patient outcomes. In addition to collaborations within the CORE and the Division of Infectious Diseases, there are exciting opportunities for researchers to partner with the different clinical departments across Atrium Health, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the United States and located in one of the fastest growing cities in the country – Charlotte, NC.

Essential Functions

  • With minimal guidance, use advanced statistical and computational methodologies to deliver insights and strategic opportunities to improve the quality, patient experience, and cost of healthcare
  • Establish scalable, efficient, and automated processes for large scale data analyses and model development, validation, and implementation
  • Proactively monitor and analyze complex systems to understand, diagnose, and continuously improve key performance indicators
  • Expertise in problem definition, i.e., able to translate business/research questions into analytical questions and translate analytical results into business/research solutions
  • Write statistical methodology and results for technical reports and publications
  • Manipulate, combine, and refine large databases to produce information suitable for analysis
  • Develop algorithms for data analysis and write computer code to implement them
  • Create graphics for data visualization and information display
  • Develop metrics and scorecards
  • Partner with senior leaders (SVP, EVP) across the organization to assess needs and define business questions
  • Able to take leadership of multiple projects concurrently and accommodate frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Able to influence senior leaders (SVP, EVP) to take action based on analytical insights
  • Creates timelines for project management with little or no assistance. Ensures successful completion of assigned projects on schedule, within budget, and in accordance with CHS standards and ethics
  • Ability to translate advanced methodologies and complex results for non-technical audiences
  • Conduct effective meetings with customers, including senior leaders


Physical Requirements
Works in an office environment, sitting at a desk, working with a computer, and talking on the telephone. On occasion, requires standing, walking and traveling in personal car to other facilities. Also occasionally requires the carrying of up to 20 pounds of materials (files, projectors, laptops).

Education, Experience and Certifications
Requires a PhD in Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Economics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, or closely related areas . Minimum of 7 years professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the job requirements. At least 7 years of experience with SAS and/or R, other data mining tools, databases, and computer programming required; SAS certification preferred; experience with Enterprise Miner preferred. Experience with healthcare claims, pharmaceutical, and EHR data preferred. Excellent oral, written, and technical communication skills and a solid command of the English language; Demonstrated ability to communicate complex relationships and concepts using data to drive change. Experience in group presentation and public speaking.



At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


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