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Data Scientist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/20/2017
Working Title Data Scientist
Job Classification Systems/Programmer IV
Department Name 34202-GSPH-Epidemiology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134928
Hiring Range $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Position Description

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is seeking a qualified Data Scientist.

The Data Scientist will work to improve existing data management systems, provide reporting support, and conduct analyses. Duties include developing and implementing programs to process and manipulate large datasets; writing queries for extracting data; preparing reports with both tabular and graphical presentations; and developing statistical and mathematical models. The candidate will be responsible for analysis, design, testing, documentation, and evidence of efficacy. Candidate must have experience working within a team environment, yet independently, be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines. The incumbent must be proficient in report generation, query writing, databases, and data visualization. In addition, the candidate must have experience designing, conducting, and interpreting statistical analyses using common statistical software tools (e.g., SAS, R, SPSS, Python) and techniques (e.g., regression modeling, survival analysis, machine learning, data mining, clustering).

Note: The hiring range is for full-time positions and will be prorated based on 60% effort.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Information Science, Data Sciences, or related field with at least 5 years of experience in data analysis, database management, or information technology; or a Doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Data Science, Mathematics, Information Science, Data Sciences, or related field; or some combination of related experience and graduate education required.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Part-Time
Percent Effort 060
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

To be determined at 60% effort

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours 37.5
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:


• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Craigslist.org
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Dice.com
    • Monster.com
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents