iTHRIV Data Scientist
Job ID: R0030467 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) at the University of Virginia seeks an iTHRIV Data Scientist. iTHRIV Data Scientists work as a team to provide iTHRIV Analytics Concierge Services to health researchers asking analytical questions of complex clinical and research data sets. They design custom data management and analysis workflows to support University translational research projects. They design data collection, harmonization, cleaning and organization, as well as plan for an integrated data flow for analytics pipelines. They train project research coders, student workers and volunteers in the use of iTHRIV informatics tools. The iTHRIV Analytics Concierge Services supports diversity, equity and inclusion ("Inclusive Excellence") internally and in customer-facing interactions.

Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Demonstrating competency to work on most phases of data analysis and associated programming activities.
  • Developing documentation and training materials around data models and available iTHRIV and CTSA analytics tools, platforms and services, particularly pertaining to clinical informatics.
  • Assistig with architecting systems that establish links across existing clinical and research data sources.
  • Consulting with research teams to help formulate or clarify analytic scope and objectives for specific University research projects.
  • Understanding all phases of the analytic process, including data collection, preparation, modeling, evaluation and deployment.
  • Developing machine learning, statistical and mathematical algorithms that assist the research teams in asking the right questions and find the right answers.
  • Exploring and examining data from multiple disparate sources and designing a plan for harmonization.
  • Encouraging inclusion of health equity variables in iTHRIV-supported analyses.
  • Staying apprised of all assigned initiatives, providing reports that facilitate strategic planning with regards to labor distribution across the iTHRIV Analytics Concierge Services team.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • Education: Master's degree in relevant field.
  • Experience: Three years of relevant experience preferred.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin on November 21, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

Flexible work environment with the possibility of a 100% remote position.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Johanna Loomba, Research Concierge Services Manager, at

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Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

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