Data Scientist I

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Job Overview

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric ResearchReq ID:67961

Shift: Days

Employment Status:Regular – Full Time

Job Summary

The Tsui Laboratory at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking a data scientist to conduct research on natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML). The Tsui Laboratory studies methods of biomedical informatics, predictive modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, signal processing, mobile Heath (mHealth), and real-time learning production decision-support systems. We translate research to practice by applying our models to domains of clinical informatics, population informatics and precision medicine through comprehensive data-driven approach using electronic health record (EHR) data, including structured (e.g., diagnosis, meds, etc.), unstructured (narrative notes), high-frequency waveform data (e.g., ECG, EEG), time-series data, genomic data, and environmental/community data. The mission at Tsui Lab is to integrate various data types and develop end-to-end real-time clinical decision support for direct impact to hospital staff, patients and public health by decreasing costs, mortality and morbidity and increasing efficiency and quality of care.

The position of Data Scientist 1 will be responsible for developing innovative NLP methods (e.g., deep neural networks) applied to narrative clinical notes, social media, and published articles, and for conducting independent research. The Data Scientist 1 will report to Dr. Rich Tsui who is the Director of Tsui Lab.

Job Responsibilities

1. Implement/Develop NLP and/ML algorithms
2. Retrieve clinical data from Epic EHR system and relevant databases
3. Identify clinical findings and social factors through NLP and ML
4. Attend routine lab meetings and ad-hoc hospital IT meetings
5. Provide code and corresponding documents on a regular basis

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors in Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Masters in Analytics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field. Non-degree graduate coursework such as a graduate certificate in Analytics, Statistics, or Data Science preferred.

Preferred Experience: At least one (1) year of experience with progressively more complex data science, applied statistics, machine learning, or mathematical modeling projects

Additional Technical Requirements

Innovative thinking
Strong communication and organizational skills
Experience with relational SQL (and NoSQL) databases: Oracle, Postgres (and/or MongoDB).
Experience with open-sourced tools.
Experience with programming languages: Java, Python, R, etc.


o Experience database management and queries
o Experience developing NLP and/or ML tools.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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