Friday, 8 December 2017


15 months ago by
cshevlin  40
Spotted this ad in Biostars ..

The IBM Watson Health business division is now looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations in every way. New roles are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation.
We are now looking for a Genomic Data Scientist to join our team.
You will have an opportunity to work directly with the team building new healthcare solutions using genomic analytics and serving oncologists, pathologists and other specialists caring for patients. You will help define, design, and build those solutions and apply your expertise to work in different analytical and statistical models.
Key Responsibilities: Develop tools to transform load and validate data Strategizes new uses for data and its interaction with data design Perform data studies of new and diverse data sources Find new uses for existing data sources Discover “stories” told by the data and presents them to other scientists and business managers Generate algorithms and create computer models**
Ideal Candidates will possess the following:
Candidates should foremost have a strong background in data mining and statistics. Hands-on background in programming and using databases and tools to mine data including practical experience in extracting, transforming and load data as well as developing statistical and analytical models. Candidates must have demonstrated capacity to adapt to demanding and high pressure projects and adaptability to client’s needs. Background on bioinformatics Experience in Healthcare or Life Sciences
Learn more about IBM Watson Health and what we are doing …. And apply Now to explore this opportunity with us!
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Employment Type
Required Technical and Professional Expertise At least 2 years of experience in data mining At least 1 year of experience with one or more data/statistics tools, such as Python, R, SPSS, Perl At least 1 year of programming Demonstrated ability in effective communication skills
Fluent in English
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience 3 years of experience with one or more data/statistics tools such as Python, R, SPSS 1 year of experience with relational databases, such as DB2, NoSQL, etc

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