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Senior Statistician and Data Scientist

Company: Axle Informatics, LLC
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Overview Axle Informatics is a scientific research and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and bioresearch solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics, molecular research, and program management, we focus on developing and applying technological tools and scientific techniques to empower the world of research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH), which means candidates will be receiving the best on-the-job training possible in this field. Axle is seeking a Senior statistician and Data Scientist to support projects at the NIH. The position will be based in Rockville, Maryland. We are looking for a skilled and motivated researcherstatistician with expertise in study design, frequentist and bayesian modeling, and design of experiment expertise. The successful applicant will be involved with developing statistical analyses of diverse data types from clinical and experimental to administrative data acquired in collaboration with scientists, biologists, clinicians, andor administrators across the intramural and extramural NIH. Statistical analyses will involve mixed effects, bayesian, non-parametric, and cutting edge machine learning techniques to both derive insight and better understand the data. Additionally, integrative modeling, in which combinatorial assessments of disparate data types (i.e. patient demographics, risk factors, genomic information, 2D and 3D imaging modalities, etc.) is within scope for this position. It is desired that the applicant will construct models using a variety of approaches including traditional statistical approaches as well as more modern machine learning (i.e. logistic regression, ridgelasso regression, random forests, support vector machines, etc.), and bayesian statistical models. The statistician should also be familiar with open source statistical libraries in Python, R, andor Julia. With an emphasis on using algorithmslibraries that work at scale. Familiarity with querying SQL and Document databases will also be valuable for this position. The statistician will participate in experimental and study design, data analysis, and manriptpresentation preparation assist intramural staff, including students and postdoctoral fellows stay current with scientific literature stay informed about new approaches and technologies, including participation in conferences, workshops, andor formal classroom instruction independently locate and utilize scientific resources and co-author peer reviewed publications. Responsibilities Lead scientific-related needs assessment, as well as facilitate the design, building and implementation of robust statistical analyses. Collaborate with biologists, clinicians, core facility members, and administrators to understand their experimental and technical goals and suggest statistical approachessolutions to better achieve these goals. Create parameterized models and analysis pipelines for abstracted analysis outside of a single clientrsquos project such that analysis and technical tools developed for one project can be easily adapted for a different but similar problem. Ability to analyze existing solutions in Python, R, andor Julia and adapt these solutions to a containerized algorithm architecture for incorporation into a central tool repository. Strong interest in contributing to biological and clinical research Strong interest in contributing to open source projects Understanding client needs and analyzing, validating and documenting the analysis and system requirements to best address the clientsrsquo need. Analyze as-is process, develop to-be process, and identify gaps which must be addressed to reach the desired end state. Act as an expert technical and scientific resource for software development staff in all phases of the development and implementation process Assess diverse datasets for correlative, clustering, predictive, etc. outcomes. Qualifications The ideal candidate will have A PhD degree, or masters with 5 years experience, in statistics, epidemiology, mathematics, biostatistics, computer science, engineering disciplines, or related fields. Or bachelors with 7 years experience in the statistical analysis fields. Published andor significant publicly available code using one or all the following languages Python, R, andor Julia. Extensive experience using SQL databases required with a preference for experience using Galaxy and familiarity with document databases. Experience with analysis of biomedical or clinical data is a large plus but not required. Experience with image analysis (with a focus on biomedicalclinical imaging modalities) a plus but not required. Experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques and informatics methods is preferred though any laboratory experience will be considered. Experience with large data sets (1 TB) and modeling techniques to handle big data will be given priority. Experience implementing analysis pipelines and systems and supporting non-technical scientific staff A high level of attention to detail A strong work ethic, and the ability to design projects within diverse research areas and datasets. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and record keeping skills. Benefits 100 Medical, Dental Vision premium coverage for Employees Paid Time Off (Including Holidays) Employee Referral Bonus 401K Match Tuitionreimbursement and professional development opportunities Flexible Spending Accounts Healthcare (FSA) Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK) Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP) Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN) The diversity of Axlersquos employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate. Accessibility If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Email Disclaimer The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individualrsquos assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, andor assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed.

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