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Data Scientist
Seattle, WA

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Job Description


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

SCCA's Advanced Analytics Program harnesses the power of data to help SCCA deliver state of the art cancer care. The Data Scientist will join this growing team of innovative, results-oriented and collaborative professionals who employ advanced analytics to improve the experience of our patients, providers and staff. We combine data science expertise with a deep understanding of oncology data and strong clinical and business partnerships to deliver valuable products and demonstrate the extraordinary opportunities for analytics in healthcare. The Data Scientist is a critical member of this team who will inform our strategy, expand our capabilities, and deliver solutions that make SCCA a national leader in analytics for oncology.


* Build positive, productive relationships with clinical and business partners to understand their information needs, identify data science opportunities, and ensure our products add value. Partners may include SCCA executives, directors and managers, providers, researchers, administrators, clinical staff, and outside institutions or agencies.
* Develop a robust understanding of SCCA's data and data systems - financial, operational and clinical - to ensure effective, reliable, and responsible use of data.
* Build solutions that apply machine learning techniques to address complex business problems, derive actionable insights, and maximize decision-making confidence.
* Lead or participate in all aspects of solution development, including exploratory data analysis, feature selection and engineering, model build, testing and deployment.
* Create data visualizations, interpret/explain models, and present solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.
* Make recommendations, develop technical infrastructure and analytic competencies, and participate in project selection to inform and execute the strategy of the Advanced Analytics Program.



* BA/BS in computational science, healthcare informatics or similar quantitative degree
* 4+ years of applicable analytics or data science experience
* Extensive experience in exploratory data analysis, feature engineering and data visualization
* Proficiency in Python, R or Julia
* Experience with SQL relational databases
* Experience with statistical methodologies and machine learning techniques such as: neural networks, graphical models, ensemble methods and natural language processing
* Demonstrated ability to apply machine learning to solve complex business problems
* Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
* High degree of personal initiative and strong problem-solving skills


* Master's degree or PhD in statistics, computational biology, healthcare informatics or similar quantitative degree
* Familiarity with healthcare industry and/or experience working with healthcare data, especially in oncology or population health
* Experience with software development, testing, and putting machine learning models into production
* Familiarity with one or more machine learning libraries or frameworks such as: PyTorch, Tensorflow and MXNet
* Experience using PPLs such as Stan, PyMC3 or Pyro for rapid development of generative models
* Experience with natural language processing for electronic medical records
* Strong data visualization skills

Our Commitment to DiversityWe are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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