Data Science Engineer Biostatistician

Roanoke, VA, US, 24011

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  CASB - Carilion Administrative Services Building
Requisition Number:  109063

Job Summary

Data Science Engineer Biostatistician- Health Analytics 

Performs specific job responsibilities:

  • Designs minorly complex (or moderately complex with supervision) data solutions in collaboration with clients and other team members to satisfy the reporting and advanced analytic needs of the Carilion community, with optimized data management, data extraction, data exploration, data science, and biostatistics.
  • Develops and maintains minorly complex data solutions in collaboration with clients and other team members including data extracts, data analysis, data collection repositories, dimensional databases, and security infrastructure while adhering to technical solution standards and demonstrating flexibility when required. Designs and builds advanced solutions across Epic and other data sources, including the responsibility of tying together multiple systems in an agnostic environment for optimal data management and analysis. Applies analytic experience to address project and/or experimental design. 
  • Selects appropriate solution tools, utilizing tools such as SQL, R, Python, SAP Business Objects, REDCap, TriNetX, i2b2/OMOP services, SAS, Matlab, Snowflake and Crystal Reports as required. Biostatistics solutions to include descriptive statistics, odds ratio, univariate and multivariate analysis, regression analysis and survival analysis. Data science solutions to include deep neural networks, machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, etc. 
  • Implements new functionality and new solutions of minor complexity in collaboration with clients and team members. May work with cloud architecture technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, etc. as needed.
  • Adheres to Change Management policies and processes to include timely reporting of all pertinent change information, effective discussion of the changes, internal and external communications, contingency planning, support of the change event and post-change reporting

Under direct supervision, provides leadership in biostatistical collaboration, consulting, and education to physicians, scientists and staff working on clinical research or clinical projects. Provides professional statistical support to include research/project design, statistical analysis, and reporting. Serves in a pivotal role in determining and managing additional support to provide for the establishment of data collection tools, database design and administration, clinical data integration, data entry and outsourced statistics, as needed. Analyzing prospective studies and retrospective studies. Power analysis and sample size estimation, analyzing means and proportions, analysis of variance and analysis of covariance, experimental design, multiple regressions (linear and generalized linear models), modeling continuous data and categorical data, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, fixed effect/random effect/mixed effect models, model building and validation, survey data analysis, and bayesian methods.

Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so.  Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. As part of our team you can expect professional stability, strong technological resources, and the advancement potential of a regional leader.

Based in Roanoke, VA, we are an award-winning, community-based network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Explore how joining a regional leader can enhance your ability to learn, grow, and succeed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, statistics, math, science, health care business or equivalent experience required.  Master’s degree required (or commensurate level of experience) and PhD preferred in discipline with strong research, measurement, and statistical training.

Experience:  Minimum:  1+ years of relevant experience required.
Minimum:  1 year working with enterprise data sources and research support tools.
Preferred:  Research and healthcare knowledge. Working knowledge and experience with Epic and/or data management and statistical analysis tools.
Experience supporting technical service delivery relationships.  Experience translating minorly complex research needs into designs and specifications.  Experience managing projects, testing and quality control.  Experience supporting application users.  Experience with research application, data management and analysis tools such as Epic, SAS, R, Python, Snowflake, SQL, REDCap, TriNetX, i2b2, OMOP, Clarity, Caboodle, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Big Data, etc. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Office, Project, Visio, SharePoint

Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Maintain application vendor certifications as needed.  Valid VA driver’s license.  Preferred certifications:  Epic/equivalent EMR, SAS, R, Python, Snowflake, SQL, ITIL, PMP, CITI.

Other Minimum Qualifications:   Intermediate knowledge of scientific methodology specific to clinical data. Requires proficiency using standard statistical and data management software to write programs to extract and manage data, perform analysis, and prepare graphical displays of data suitable for publication for moderately complex projects. Strong listening skills. Must have advanced interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communications skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.   Strong presentation skills clearly conveying information, ideas, concepts, and instructions to a variety of audiences. Meeting management skills including agendas, facilitation, minutes and time management Negotiation skills to resolve conflict and build cooperation

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

Collaboration: Working together with purpose to achieve shared goals.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.


Requisition Number: 109063 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CASB - Carilion Administrative Services Building 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: M-F 8-5 typically
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

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Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


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What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

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