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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentRadiology - Research-412802Working TitleData ScientistAppointment TypeEHRA Non-Faculty ResearchPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsSalary RangeFull Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004074Position ID20035286Posting Open Date10/18/2019Application Deadline11/22/2019Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date12/01/2019Position Summary“THIS IS A REPOST. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ARE STILL BEING CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT REAPPLY.”

The Data Scientist will be part of the Epidemiology Research Team in the Department of Radiology. The individual will oversee and conduct research, provide leadership of projects and staff, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and attend/present at scientific conferences. The main focus of this position is ensuring the data needs of the team and the research project(s) are met. The Data Scientist will apply advanced methods to integrate multiple data types (population level, healthcare, registry, claims, survey, biomarker, imaging), specifically focused on cancer screening and outcomes. The position will use a combination of skills (programming, data visualization, command line tools, databases, statistics, machine learning) to analyze data and generate insights, information and value from large quantities of data.

Educational RequirementsA PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or Health Policy Management with 4 years of experience OR a Master’s degree and 10 years of demonstrated excellence in the areas listed above may be considered.

Qualifications and Experience-Five or more years of progressively more responsible experience performing data management, integrating data, analyzing data, summarizing results, writing manuscripts, and building skill set to incorporate emerging tools;
-Demonstrated knowledge of Epidemiologic and statistical methods;
-Five or more years of programming with advanced SAS, SQL, R, or Python;
-Experience conducting research, literature reviews and significant experience in capacity-building, developing knowledge management strategies and tool kits;
-Demonstrated strong analytic and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail and accuracy while working with large, disparate data sets and performing data mining, validation and information interpretation;
-Experience in written communications, public speaking and presentation, knowledge of research, and qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies;
-Demonstrated experience overseeing data management staff;
-Time management skills, including defining and planning activities and setting personal and team priorities / juggling competing priorities

Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Name and TitleVickie HollandDepartment Contact Telephone or Emailvholland@med.unc.eduOffice of Human Resources Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- Cover Letter
- List of References

Optional Documents

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
- Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
- Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
- Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
- Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
- None of the above

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