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Location: Morrisville, NC
Facility/Division: SHARED SERVICES
Status: Full-time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


This position may involve support of various hospitals and health care systems within the UNC Health Care System, but will be employed by Rex Hospital, Inc. (this includes, but is not limited to, for purposes of payroll, health benefits, retirement options, and applicable policies)


Data Scientists are the leading experts within UNC Health Care's Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences organization regarding the application of statistical, computational, data and advanced analytical methods to improving health care delivery, cost, quality, and outcomes. This role is able to tell great stories with data, and builds reusable data and analytical assets that empower other people to tell great stories with data. It uncovers novel clinical and business insights by modelling complex clinical / business questions, and designing and executing specific reusable data, computational, analytical, and visualization inquiries to address those questions. By analyzing diverse clinical, financial, administrative, genomic, and behavioral data sets, Data Sciences are able to evaluate historical trends, characterize factors, develop predictive models, and identify optimization opportunities. In addition to their analytical skills, Data Scientists are also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets; architecting specialized database and computing environments; and communicating results to both technical and non-technical audiences of both internal and external customers including senior management and physicians. The Data Scientist works closely with clients, partners, developers, other statisticians, data stewards, and other teams to translate data into sound organizational decisions. This position educates users and stakeholders of all types regarding the appropriate application and interpretation of analytical methods to clinical and business questions.


Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Azure model deployment.
Experience with deploying model into Epic.



Master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Systems Management or a quantitative-related field. 

No licensure or certification required. 


If a Master’s degree: Three (3) years of relevant experience. 

If a Doctorate degree: Two (2) years of relevant experience. 

Prior experience with R, SAS or SPSS, other data mining tools, databases, and computer programming. 


Theoretical fluency and working proficiency in the application of a broad array of statistical methods such as description and inferential statistics, multivariate regression, clustering, neural networks, predictive modeling, forecasting, machine learning, data mining, and optimization algorithms. Superior computer skills are required, with knowledge in relevant software packages and languages such as, but not limited to, SAS, R, Python, SQL, Java, and .NET. A high degree of professionalism, enthusiasm, autonomy and initiative on a daily basis. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent project management, planning, communication, documentation, organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities. Advanced mathematical skills including statistics. Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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