SR DATA SCIENTIST (Performance Reporting) 40 hours days

Professional Admin/Clinical Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Health

Everyone Is a Caregiver.

At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Requisition #:  228144



Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center: 100 FRONT ST, WORCESTER, MA

Posting Date: June 13, 2022

Shift: Days

Status: Exempt

Hours: 40

Shift Length: 8

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Office of Clinical Integration (OCI) Management team, leads the interpretation and program evaluation of performance improvement opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining, and visualization techniques. Collaborates at all levels of the organization to accomplish the value-based program goals and UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) enterprise strategic goals and objectives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serves as project leader for Population Health analytics projects by working closely with internal, affiliate and community based customers and executives, Information Services (IS) staff, project managers, program directors, and other OCI teams to turn data into critical information/knowledge that can be used to make sound organizational decisions.
  • Mentors Data Scientists and other staff in the development of process improvement and evaluation opportunities to increase the efficiency of the reporting process. Applies advanced statistical and/or predictive modeling techniques to improve multiple real-time, people-centric (dynamic) systems.
  • Combines seemingly unrelated data concepts to identify trends and to solve complex problems.
  • Designs experiments and tests hypotheses to support quality and/or financial performance improvement initiatives. Evaluates options to complex problems by using mathematics and statistical methods.
  • Leads process discovery sessions to define operation definitions for data and identify stakeholder’s requirements for work in an ambiguous, constantly changing environment.

Position Qualifications:



  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Sciences, Social Sciences, or equivalent field.



  • Two to five years of experience working in the financial, healthcare, software or equivalent industry in a function utilizing extensive knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.). 
  • Past experience includes evidence of leadership roles.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical and data mining techniques.
  • Experience in developing processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • Experience using statistical software such as SAS, IBM SPSS.
  • Highly experienced in Data Visualization/presentation skills and experience with Tableau.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Understanding of value based contracts and healthcare policy.
  • Experience with geoscience techniques an exposure to QGIS.
  • Experience working with Epic as a data source for analytical work.


  • Coding knowledge and experience with several languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, JavaScript).
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques.
  • Understanding of medical terminology and healthcare finance.
  • Experience working with Optum Performance Analytics, medical claims data.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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