Data Scientist, Research - Center for Advanced Medical Analytics
Job ID: R0034801 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Center for Advanced Medical Analytics (CAMA) in the Cardiology Division of the University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks applicants for a Data Scientist Manager to perform research on projects related to predictive monitoring using continuous physiological signals and clinical data. CAMA has collected a large repository of physiologic data and annotated clinical events that has not only produced a high volume of academic publications, but has also resulted in the development of applications and displays being actively used and tested out clinically with UVA Health System partners. A data manager is needed to curate this collection of databases. These resources are uniquely ideal for implementing deep learning and other modern machine learning techniques. Candidates are sought who area able to provide data management, as well as perform supervised and unsupervised learning methods, such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, autoencoders, random forests and logistic regression.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Perform scientific programming for mathematical analysis of streaming physiological monitoring data.
  • Manage large, complex data sets and utilize high-performance computing resources as needed.
  • Work closely with physicians and other medical experts to understand clinical significance of projects.
  • Collaborate with other members of the large clinical and engineering team.
  • Provide analytics support for research on physiological monitoring, including advanced mathematical and statistical analyses in order to develop and deploy algorithms for early detection of illness, large-scale time series and other data acquisition.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Master's degree.
  • Experience: Three years of relevant experience. Candidates must have expertise in Python and the ability to use R or MatLab.

Preferred experience:
  • Experience in any of the following fields: bioinformatics, computational statistics, data analytics, signal processing. Expertise in at least two of the following programming languages: Python, R and MatLab.
  • Proficient in programming using at least two or more of Matlab, Python, R and other programs and associated machine learning libraries and packages.
  • Experience in the application of machine learning techniques to physiological data.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Self-motivated.
  • Work well with teams.
  • Serve as a technical liaison.
  • Manage large, complex data sets across multiple sites.
  • Perform scientific programming for mathematical analysis of streaming physiological monitoring data.
  • Python and ability to use R or MatLab.

The Data Scientist will report to the Center for Medical Analytics Research Program Officer.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The anticipated start date is April 18, 2022. The review of applicants will begin on April 11, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

This position is a restricted position for one year with the possibility of renewal, based on funding and satisfactory performance. The anticipated hiring range will be commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

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