Data Scientist

at University of Pittsburgh
Published January 25, 2023
Location Pittsburgh, United States of America
Category Data Science  
Job Type Full-time  


The Epidemiology department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health is seeking a Data Scientist. The person in this position will work to improve existing data management systems, provide reporting support, and conduct statistical analyses for two established randomized clinical trials. Duties include using reproducible research methods to develop programs to process and manipulate large datasets; preparing reports with tabular and graphical presentations; and developing statistical and mathematical models. The candidate will be responsible for statistical analysis, study design, testing, documentation, and evidence of efficacy. Candidate must have experience working within a team environment, yet independently, be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines. The candidate must have experience designing, conducting, and interpreting statistical analyses using common statistical software tools (e.g., SAS, R) and techniques including regression modeling, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, machine learning, and Bayesian analysis methods. In addition, the incumbent must be proficient in report generation, databases, and data visualization.


Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Information Science or related field with at least 5 years of experience in data analysis, or information technology; or a Doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Data Science, Mathematics, Information Science, Data Sciences, or related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirement. The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. 

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Systems/Programmer.IV
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule 8:30-5:00 M-F
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable