Data Scientist/Engineer at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


MED - Biomedical Data Science - Beaulieu-Jones Research Staff

About the Department

The Section of Biomedical Data Science within the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago performs research encompassing computational biomedicine, biomedical data science and biomedical informatics. The Beaulieu-Jones lab within the Section of Biomedical Data Science focuses on machine learning for healthcare within two primary areas: 1.) Precision phenotyping of complex, heterogeneous conditions and, 2.) Safe and Effective Deployment of Machine Learning in the clinic.

Job Summary

We are excited to offer a Data Scientist/Engineer position in the lab of Dr. Brett Beaulieu-Jones in the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. This role is ideal for individuals passionate about the application of machine learning to clinical data, specifically aiming to study the safe, equitable deployment of AI in the clinic. This position will be focused on translational applications and study of the integration of AI in healthcare. Strong candidates will have data science skills in addition to experience with data engineering in the context of healthcare. Candidates should be passionate about the rigorous evaluation of AI models for both performance and fairness across different populations.


  • Develop and build upon open source software for the monitoring of AI in the clinic.

  • Work closely with lab members and data scientists within the health system to support the study of model implementation.

  • Assist in the research, development and/or application of machine learning models to clinical data.

  • Participate in the evaluation and validation of developed models across multiple datasets and/or settings.

  • Support lab efforts to publish research findings in scientific journals and/or present research findings at relevant scientific conferences and seminars.

  • Participate in lab activities including collaborative meetings, offering feedback to other members of the lab, literature review and preparing materials for research presentations.

  • Analyzes moderately complex data sets for the purpose of extracting and purposefully using applicable information.

  • Provides professional support to staff or faculty members in defining the project and applying principals of data science in manipulation, statistical applications, programming, analysis and modeling.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Biomedical Informatics or a related field.

Preferred Competencies

  • Programming skills in Python or other languages commonly used for statistical programming (e.g., R).

  • Strong Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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