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.
SCCAs 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 SCCAs 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
Masters 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
We 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 email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.