Data Scientist

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Company :
Harvard College

Location :
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Expiry Date :
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
* Master’s degree in data science, biostatistics or statistics, computer science, applied mathematics, statistical physics, or a related quantitative field required * 2+ years of related experience required * Strong programming skills in Python required * Familiarity with big data analysis frameworks, such as Apache Spark, preferred * Experience with SQL preferred * Experience in applied statistics and computational methods preferred * Experience working with very large datasets preferred * Interest in open-source software, reproducibility and data management preferred * Interest in high-performance computing preferred * Experience contributing to research of new statistical approaches, inference algorithms, and machine learning techniques preferred * Familiarity with multiple data science tools (R, Shiny, GIS, d3, Python, SQL, SAS, etc.), and interest in leaning new tools, preferred * Experience working independently and in a team environment, and strong oral and written communication skills, preferred * Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings. * This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. * The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions. The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here. Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: * Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. * Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. * Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. * Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. * Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. * Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Development of data management plans and analytic protocols * Implementation of computational methods for big data * Developing procedures and processes for ensuring reproducibility of scientific results * Data analysis and interpretation of results * Assisting in the creation of innovative web-based data visualizations * Maintaining existing and developing new (under supervision) Python software packages and datasets * Preparation of manuscripts for publication * Other duties as assigned PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of one year from date of hire, with the possibility for extension. PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.