Data Scientist (Phoenix, AZ or Dallas, TX)
Job Details
Experienced
Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix, AZ
N/A
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Undisclosed
Negligible
Undisclosed
Science
Description

Position Summary            

Caris Life Sciences is looking for a sharp, driven and goal-oriented Data Scientist to provide data mining and analysis support for novel discovery in digital imaging, machine learning/artificial intelligent, NGS datamining. The candidate will be responsible for developing algorithm for image analysis, pattern finding, prediction as well as developing and maintaining pipelines for streamline processing. The successful candidate will possess proficient analytical capability, solid scientific background in mathematics, and strong communication skills. We are looking for team oriented, hands-on experts with a passion for personalized medicine and innovation in statistical and mathematical analyses.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing and validating tools for digital image processing and analysis.
  • Tasked with developing, implementing, refining, and testing algorithms and workflows to achieve the specific goal in the project.
  • Statistical support for design and development of quality control process for diagnostic assays and products.
  • Manipulate and process large multisource data sets.
  • Respond to and manage ad hoc requests to ensure accurate, in-depth results/data are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Review clinical study reports for statistical content.
  • Provide general informatics support for laboratory research, technology development and clinical studies.  
  • Adhere to coding and documentation standards and manage deliverables for area of responsibility.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field with exposure to cancer biology.
  • Familiar with deep learning methods and algorithms, imaging processing or language processing.
  • Ability to understand biological/pathological questions and formulate statistical and data analysis methods to provide solution to novel problems.
  • Ability to query complex data from database.
  • Experience in developing database and data-driven applications. 
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to explain complex technical details in clear language.
  • Proficiency in R, Python, Mongo, SQL and Linux.
  • Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
  • Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding user needs and then delighting the customer by exceeding service and quality expectations.  
  • Conditions of Employment: Individuals must successfully complete pre-employment process, which includes criminal background check, drug screening, and reference verification. Also, individual must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based jobs, if not currently employed by Caris Life Sciences.

Core Skills & Competencies

  • Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
  • Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding user needs and then delighting the customer by exceeding service and quality expectations.  

Physical Demands

  • Will work at a computer some of the time as well as need to keep inventory and ordering records requiring the use of copiers, fax machines, and PDF scanners.
  • Visual acuity and analytical skill to distinguish fine detail. 
  • Ability to pass a visual color discrimination test.
  • Manual dexterity to use common laboratory equipment and perform sterile techniques as required.
  • Must possess ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must possess ability to perform repetitive motion.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • May have exposure to high noise levels in the data center, fumes and bio-hazardous material in the lab environment. Exposure to formaldehyde, xylene, DAB and alcohol which emit fumes.  The formaldehyde, xylene, and DAB are carcinogenic.
  • May be required to handle blood-borne pathogens and general laboratory reagents.
  • May have exposure to extreme temperatures, high noise levels, fumes and bio-hazardous material/chemicals including formalin in the lab environment.

Training

  • All job specific, safety, and compliance training are assigned based on the job functions associated with this employee.

Other

  • This position requires periodic travel and some evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

Caris Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

 

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