Brown University — Lead Data Scientist

Job Description:

A new center for health policy, housed in Brown School of Public Health, is seeking a full-time Lead Data Scientist. The goal of the center is to conduct high impact research to improve US health policy. Particular areas of focus include payment reform, Medicare Advantage, health care prices, integration and consolidation, and policy evaluation. The center will also be engaged in the training and mentoring junior researchers and translating research findings to guide policy change.

The Lead Data Scientist will lead quantitative analysis related to critical areas in health policy. This will involve secondary data analysis of various administrative datasets including health care claims. The analyst will work collaboratively with faculty-led teams in a dynamic environment that encourages independent-thinking, problem-solving, and collegiality.

Master’s Degree and seven (7) to ten (10)  years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines, and an eagerness to take ownership of challenging and open-ended assignments.
  • Effectively works alone but also in a team.
  • Effective at communicating with audiences whose technical backgrounds vary widely.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:  Hybrid Eligible

All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 8/30/2024 which may be extended based upon available funding.

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Job Posting Title:
Lead Data Scientist

Public Health Administration

Grade 12

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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