Job Description

Job Title: Data Scientist PSD
Job ID: 04275352
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Univ. of Pgh Physicians
Department: EA Clincial Analytics
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The Data Scientist works independently using a robust math toolbox to discover solutions for a diverse portfolio of interesting and challenging problems. The Data Scientist develops, implements, and monitors advanced analytic, medical informatics, and predictive modeling tools for health care programs. The scientist normally works Monday through Friday day-light business hours or as needed.

  • Design, develop, and implement health care analytic and biomedical modeling programs.
  • Consults with and provides guidance on the selection and use of modeling software and programs.
  • Execution of all phases of quantitative research projects: identifying the business problem, data exploration, modeling, communication of final results.
  • Implements plans for capturing and creating new data elements, working with Health Plan CIO and IT staff.
  • Responsible for conceiving, planning, designing, developing and validating robust algorithms for use in analyzing health care models.


  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as Bio-informatics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Decision Science, Health Services Research or related field.  
  • Ph.D. highly preferred. 
  • Two or more years 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 highly desired. 
  • Knowledge of statistical and reporting methodologies. 
  • Database knowledge for data management is highly desired. 
  • Proficiency in statistical programming languages such as, but not limited to: MATLAB, Mathematica, SAS, R, or Statistica 
  • Ability to design programs to analyze complicated scenarios. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Person must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm and initiative on a daily basis. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must. 
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $38.15 to $64.63 / hour

    Union Position: No

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