Data Scientist - Remote

United States

Full Time
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Posted 3 weeks ago

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.
SemanticBits is looking for a Data Scientist eager to use advanced analytical and data transformation techniques as a means to develop practical tools and analyses that can help solve complex business problems; transforming volumes of data into actionable information. This position is open to a mid-level to principal professional depending on experience.


  • Strong grasp of statistics, programming, and modeling techniques (machine learning, classification, cluster analysis, data mining, databases, and visualization)
  • Solid experience with SQL, Python and/or R and common data science packages - e.g. pandas, scikit-learn, matplotlib, ggplot, plyr, etc.
  • Dataset parsing, dataset merging, dataset analysis, dataset synthesis
  • Familiarity with controlled vocabularies (e.g. UMLS, SNOMED, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of databases (relational, OLAP, and NoSQL)
  • Experience with Medicare claims is highly desirable.
  • Experience with the following technologies is also highly desirable: Jupyter, Spark, Apache Superset or other BI software, AWS cloud computing
  • Experience in the healthcare domain, or with quality data sets is highly desirable.
  • Strong technical communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Ability to understand and articulate the “big picture” and simplify complex ideas
  • Strong problem solving and structuring skills
  • Ability to identify and learn applicable new techniques independently as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with quantitative focus in Econometrics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science or a related field and a minimum of five years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of three years experience
  • Candidate must reside in the United States
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

  • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
BenefitsCompetitive salaryThree weeks of PTOTen paid holiday daysComprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)401k retirement plan with matching benefit100% paid short-term and long-term disability100% paid life insuranceFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Casual working environmentFlexible working hours
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 or for assistance.
Job tags: AWS Cluster analysis Data Mining Healthcare Machine Learning NoSQL Pandas Python R Research Scikit-Learn Spark SQL