Remote Senior Data Scientist

City of Hope

Irwindale, CA

Job posting number: #7089774 (Ref:10012203-1)

Posted: November 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

This Is A Fully Remote Opportunity. Candidate May Sit At Any Of The 48 States.

Position Summary
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
The Data Scientist in this role will query and analyze large complex datasets to discover insights to apply to an evolving cancer care delivery environment. The Data Scientist will use data mining, statistics and machine learning to understand relationships and patterns in data, build predictive models and propose actionable solutions.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with administrative leaders, clinicians and IT specialists
  • Query large datasets from multiple systems
  • Build machine learning models
  • Design and implementation of pilots for validation and optimization of models in real time
  • Produce technical documentation, visualizations and presentations
  • Lead projects with multiple work streams or complex tasks
  • Project management for complex tasks
  • Complete individual or collaborative projects independently
  • Provide key subject matter expertise and leadership in advancing the use of AI technologies in precision medicine and clinical decision support
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to more junior staff
  • Other duties as assigned or requested


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD degree in computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics, physics, or fields related to data science with 0+ years of experience as a data scientist, Master's degree with 3+ years of experience; or Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience
  • Must be knowledgeable in at least one scientific computing language such as Python (e.g. pandas, scikit-learn, genism, seaborn, tensorflow), R (e.g. caret, dplyr, ggplot2), and Matlab
  • Solid experience in Machine learning (RandomForest, XGBoost/ LightGBM, etc.) and deep learning (CNN, RNN, LSTM, etc.) techniques
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C/C++)
  • Capable of turning questions into testable hypotheses, extracting data from complex databases, creating and evaluating statistical models
  • Experience in data visualization and ability to communicate results to a non-technical audience
  • Experience in completing end to end projects with minimal to no supervision
  • Experience in being a part of big projects with many internal and external teams involved
  • Experience managing collaborative data science projects
  • Experience mentoring or leading teams of data scientists
  • Strong track record of data science publications, or extensive experience in developing production grade models and managing them in production

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Familiarity with a health care environment and EHR data
  • Familiarity with genomics and medical imaging data
  • Time series analysis
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Cloud services platforms like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Awareness of the most recent trends and developments in the Data Science / Machine Learning fields

Additional Information:
  • We currently have TWO Opening for this Role.
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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  • Posting Date: Sep 29, 2021
  • Job Field: Information Technology
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job


City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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Job posting number:#7089774 (Ref:10012203-1)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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