Data Scientist

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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


The Virtual Hospital - Hospital Care at Home Data Scientist will lead the integration of clinical, genetic, financial, and other related datasets to develop and deploy models that enable innovative delivery of care with the strategic goal of improving patient outcomes and population health. The scientist will employ data science methods, machine learning (including deep learning) and traditional statistical techniques to address clinical quality initiatives and organizational research needs. The Data Scientist will develop, validate, deploy, and monitor risk prediction models to make them available to users within the electronic health record. The Data Scientist will also work with key stakeholders to develop local guidance around important issues to the community, such as algorithmic fairness. Key stakeholders and customers of this work include Post-Acute Care Triad, Virtual Hospital - Hospital Care at Home leadership team, and multidisciplinary clinical care providers. This role will foster collaborations with the data analytics, every other week forum, (pterodactyl) within Health Information Technology & Services (HITS).  

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world?s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Application of Data Science and AI

?         Research, design, develop and deploy AI and advanced machine learning applications to support Virtual Hospital - Hospital Care at Home predictive analytics initiatives.

?         Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze performance. Application of statistical rigor and machine learning to develop, test and monitor performance of models.

?         Propose novel solutions to issues that arise, evaluate the feasibility of the solution, adapt, and refine models as applicable.

?         Collaborate closely with PACS Triad, Virtual Hospital - Hospital Care at Home leadership, clinicians, researchers, and IT in a multidisciplinary environment to facilitate deployment of implementation and innovative solutions.

?         Build algorithm to enhance screening and prioritization of patients for enrolling into Hospital Care at Home.

?         Manage and administer the design and development of data structures and data extracts to support comprehensive data collection and feature extraction for complex analysis.

?         Participate in industry reference groups and strategic assessments to identify and contribute to current/emerging issues such as algorithmic fairness and contribute to defining high impact business intelligence solutions with a focus on quantitative methods, modeling, and analytical techniques.

Business Intelligence Development

?         Lead efforts for data acquisition, access analysis, archive, recovery and load strategy design and implementation.

?         Run complex queries (i.e., SQL) and existing automation to correlate disparate data.

?         Assist with the design of databases for data analytics.

?         Harmonize new data development ensuring consistency and integration with existing warehouse structure.

?         Review business requests for data and data usage, research data sources for more efficient data feeds.

?         Maintain fluency in existing and emerging data science technologies.

Other Related Duties

?         Manage day-to-day activities including prioritizing tasks and communicating effectively with customers, team members and application developers.

?         Participate in the Virtual Hospital - Hospital Care at Home QAPI Committee.

?         Participate in the Virtual Hospital - Hospital Care at Home Patient Safety Committee.

?         Works collaboratively and communicates effectively with Hospital Care at Home Administrative Director and Medical Director, and other core support team members.

?         Partners with other business units within Post-Acute Care Services (PACS) - Michigan Visiting Nurses, House Calls, Patient Monitoring at Home, SubAcute, Wheelchair Seating Service, HomeMed Specialty Pharmacy, PACS Triad, Providers, and other University of Michigan Health faculty and staff.

?         Takes responsibility for working knowledge of University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and departmental policies and procedures, including the compliance program.

?         Complies with all applicable continuing education requirements.

?         Complies with all University of Michigan and departmental standards and expectations.

?         Supports the department's commitment to lean thinking principles and to continuous improvement activities and contributes positively and respectfully to all problem-solving and change processes at Post-Acute Care Services.

?         Participates in education programs, as an attendee or lecturer, to bring back knowledge to improve cost effectiveness and quality of care.

?         Assumes responsibility of additional programs as assigned.

?         Performs other duties as assigned.        

Required Qualifications*

?         Bachelor?s Degree in a quantitative field is required.

?         5+ years experience in data querying, data analytics, or data modeling is required.

?         Knowledge of the data science stack in Python (e.g., pandas, scikit-learn) is required.

?         Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is required.

?         Excellent time management and customer service skills.

?         Demonstrated ability to deal with complex, team-oriented, often changing, and dynamic work environment.

?         Independent, self-starter who knows how/when to use effective issue resolution and escalation management skills.

Physical Requirements:

The employee will be able to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations: ability to work in a sedentary position for long periods of time, ability to communicate/ exchange information, fine motor coordination/dexterity necessary for keyboarding or typing, and may require standing/walking, reaching, bending, twisting, stooping, moving about, lifting of up to 10 pounds, etc., with or without the use of assistive/adaptive devices.

Desired Qualifications*

?         Master?s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Informatics, Healthcare Administration, Computer Engineering, Art, Linguistics, Psychology, or a related field is desired.

?         Knowledge of R (e.g., Tidyverse and shiny packages) is desirable.

?         Experience with SQL is desirable.

?         Medical and/or health system experience is desirable.

?         One or more Epic Clarity Data Model certifications preferred and/or familiarity with Epic Cognitive Computing Platform (ECCP) tool.

?         Experience with design and build of relational databases.

?         Experience with data acquisition and multifaceted data pipelines.

?         Experience with Epic application build is preferred.

?         Strong organizational, presentation and written communication skills are required.

?         Excellent communication and problem-solving skills working with teams of individuals from diverse disciplines is required.

?         LEAN Certification and/or 6 sigma green/black belt.

?         Knowledge of University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine policies, procedures, and practices.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, Flexible Hours with Core Hours 9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Work Locations

2850 S. Industrial Hwy Ann Arbor, MI 48104, Flexible (Office, Work from Home, and/or Hybrid)

Additional Information

Must comply with all Michigan Medicine Occupational Health requirements including annual flu immunization.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

In addition to the screenings indicated above under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.