Geisinger Health System’s Data Science Department, a component of its Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics, is an active research and development group created to respond to the modern need for predictive analytics in medical practice. The Department works with all aspects of large data acquisition and analysis and applies the products of these efforts to patient care, healthcare operations, and related fields.
The Department currently houses a team specialized on advanced R&D analytics, and it is currently assembling an operational analytics team. This presents a unique opportunity for specialists in mathematics, predictive analytics, and computer science to work in an environment where the products of advanced analytics are immediately translated into practical applications. The R&D analytics team works on novel applications of data science techniques to complex analytics, and the operational analytics team addresses predictive analytics projects that are conceptually well-defined but which require the unique skill sets of mathematicians and programmers for development, implementation and maintenance.
Both teams will have multiple interactions with medical specialists and database maintenance teams. They will develop and implement practices for identification and standardization of many specific, local problems that will be merged into one big picture and dealt with using a unified set of tools.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates good communications skills, fluent English.
Advanced background in computer science, experience of software development for large data representation and analysis.
Demonstrates familiarity with Linux.
Demonstrates working knowledge of C, C++.
Demonstrates working understanding of databases, for the purposes of effective interaction with database maintenance teams.
Demonstrates knowledge of MPI, thread-level computing, data-level parallelization; or distributed computing.
Demonstrates creative approach to solving novel problems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s or Ph.D. degree in computer science required.
A minimum of one year of general programming experience or programming in a healthcare setting required.
Strong background in Matlab, R, Python (scientific computing aspects), and other programming languages with wide capabilities for scientific computing and data analytics.
Intermediate to strong academic background in subjects required for modern computing: algebra, computability, statistics.
Experience with optimization programming in CPLEX.
Professional interest in developing a cutting edge skillset in scientific, distributed, large data-oriented computing.
Experience in software development, either in academic or industrial environment (scientific computing, data analysis applications)
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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