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Public Health and Healthcare Research Scientist

Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Location: Laurel
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Public Health and Healthcare Research Scientist The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a national leader in scientific research and development. APL is focused on creating defining innovations that ensure our nation's preeminence in the 21st century. The Health Data Science and Analytics Group provides cutting edge analytics contributions to national and global public health and healthcare challenges. We are looking for a thought leader in health data science and analytics with demonstrated experience in applied research. The individual should have curiosity and drive and understand the value of ongoing stakeholder engagement at the research phase of developing approaches in data science and analytics, as well as have deep appreciation of factors that influence operational success. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. Job Summary: The Health Data Science and Analytics Group provides cutting edge analytics contributions to national and global public health and healthcare challenges, developing solutions in Health Informatics, Population Health, Precision Medicine, Digital Health, Analytics and Software Systems. Our multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists develop statistical and machine learning algorithms and incorporate visual analytics into interoperability-enabled digital health capabilities and software systems that process large and complex data sets. We are looking for talented individual with knowledge of data science and deep analytics methods to support sponsor challenges in public health and healthcare through research. A successful candidate should be a creative problem solver and team player, dedicated to building world class expertise to provide solutions for health and healthcare systems around the globe. Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task): 1. Develop, apply, and implement machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other methods to enable real-world applications in data science and analytics to solve complex problems in public health and health care. Produce deliverables that meet sponsor needs and are consistent with APL quality standards, and conform to the constraints of scope, schedule, and budget for our sponsors. Promote a climate conducive to intellectual curiosity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, growth, productivity, and respect for others. (70%) 2. Seek out and actively interact with subject matter experts, end-users, and other stakeholders to fully understand needs and gaps as part of developing the most fitting analysis and design solutions. Participate in the data science, analytics and APL community. Take advantage of collaboration and innovation opportunities to help ensure success of APL's mission. (10%) 3. Provide input to team leads and other researchers to help define research vision and inform technical direction, and support reporting of accomplishments and contributions to sponsors and the research community. (10%) 4. Write scientific manuscripts and whitepapers summarizing results to communicate impact of research as well as considerations for real-world implementation; and develop concepts of operation with mission relevance through ongoing engagement with sponsor and stakeholder community. Present papers to communicate impact of research and engage the community. (10%) Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Information Sciences, or a related discipline. Experience dealing with structured and unstructured data sets; experience with pattern recognition, statistical analysis, and machine learning; demonstrated ability in selecting, developing, and applying machine learning and data mining algorithms. Experience in medicine, emergency response, or public health applications and/or exposure to clinical information systems and medical data standards. Fluent with numerical and statistical computing languages: R, Matlab, SAS. Strong organizational skills; demonstrated initiative; ability to work on, and set priorities for, multiple, dynamic projects to react to changing national health needs. Ability to work independently or within a group. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical issues effectively and appropriately for a wide range of audiences. Eligibility for a DoD Secret clearance. Desired Qualifications: Recognition within scientific communities for contributions to operational research. Experience with Python, Java. Working knowledge of modern large-scale data systems and architectures; ability to manage and manipulate large disparate data sets. Experience with graph analytics. Knowledge of interfacing with relational databases. Ability to work on multiple projects at once. Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel to sponsor sites may be required. Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship. Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at . Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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