Data Scientist

Aug 01, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
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Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Data Scientist

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A research lab in the Division of Biomedical Informatics Research and the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford School of Medicine is seeking highly motivated individuals for multi-disciplinary research in computational immunology. The projects will utilize diverse cohorts generated using state-of-the-art technologies across one or more diseases. These individuals will work with teams of postdocs and graduate students focused on an immunological disease. The Biostatistician 1 will work closely with senior statistician(s) to manage relevant databases as necessary, design studies, devise analysis plan, create analytic files, implement analysis plan and report and publish findings.

Duties include:
  • Design study.
  • Implement protocol for quality control.
  • Create analytic files with detailed documentation.
  • Implement data analysis through statistical programming.
  • Present results for investigators using graphs and tables.
  • Summarize findings orally and in written form.
  • Participate in the preparation of papers for publication.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Strong background in machine learning, biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Experience with various experimental technologies in immunology including but not limited to flow cytometry, tetramer, and repertoire sequencing
  • Experience with analysis of sequencing data
  • Manipulation and analyses of complex high-dimensional data
  • Programming (python, R, Javascript, C++) and database
  • Experience with deep learning approaches
  • Industry experience as a data scientist
  • Demonstrated ability to implement machine learning models in scalable format for broad applicability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field.

  • Proficient in at least two of R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
  • Skills in descriptive analysis, modeling of data, and graphic interfaces.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business cycle needs.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Information Analytics

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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