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Lumeris Data Scientist - Healthcare in United States

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Data Scientist - Healthcare

Position Summary:

We differentiate ourselves in our use of precision analytics to solve big problems in the population health space. Our analytics go deeper, to more specific sub-population levels to understand drivers of clinical and financial risk and inform strategies and solutions.

Do you want to join us?

Our entrepreneurial team of clinicians, analysts and scientists is seeking the following type of candidate:

• Extremely clever with a computational/mathematical orientation

• Passionate about solving difficult problems

• Capable of drawing novel insights from data and extract actionable information from messy data

• Can carry out deep sub-level analytics to identify causes and explanations for healthcare phenomena, and develop reliable solutions for clients and stakeholders

Job Description:

Role and Responsibility

  • Work independently and with other data scientists and senior analytics team members to design and execute a broad range of quantitative analytical tasks

  • Design, develop, and prototype algorithms and statistical/machine learning procedures to extract insights at scale; assess and communicate tradeoffs among each set of options

  • Apply computational methods for causal inference/c ausal discovery (e.g., construct causal graphs)

  • Develop scalable, efficient, and automated processes to segment populations, classify and risk stratify cohorts of patients

  • Research and develop approaches to modeling patient and provider behavior through analysis

Experience, Qualifications and Education

  • 5-10 years of related experience as well as an advanced level degree in a quantitative discipline (applied mathematics, statistics, econometrics, operations research, computer science or an equivalent related field) - Master’s or PhD;

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline with the right combination of industry experience or certification in Data Science will be considered

Functional competencies

  • Prior experience in applied probability is highly desirable

  • Required

  • Expertise and confidence in combinations of statistical computing, scripting, querying and other programming tools used by data scientists (R, Matlab, Scikit, Shiny, RapidMinder, Python, T-SQL, Hive, Pig)

  • Proficiency in data visualization strategies (e.g., combinations of ggplot, Google Visualization API tools)

  • Expertise in machine learning techniques, especially Bayesian methods, dimension reduction techniques, ensemble models, feature selection algorithms and graph-based learning models

  • Deep understanding of and ability to communicate what approaches work best for what types of problems

  • Highly Desirable

  • A background in algorithm development

  • Prior experience/expertise in payer analytics space or claims transactional , conducting analytics using claims data and clinical data from sources such as EHR or other clinical information systems

Leadership & management

  • Willingness and emerging ability to lead projects and manage project phases or smaller projects in their entirety including project management and plan development.

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in an expedient and decisive manner.

  • Communicates effectively, earns unquestioned credibility with each set of stakeholders.

  • Detail-oriented and fact-based; focused on getting the best answer for clients and stakeholders

Personal characteristics / behavioral competencies

  • Has an entrepreneurial mindset and excites and inspires peak performance from all members of organization.

  • Strong and active listener with superior oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to sell ideas and concepts to various constituencies, internal and external to the organization.

  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge from an unfamiliar domain

  • Does not settle for simple answers; strives to get to the root of a tough problem

  • Must possess strong practical judgment and work ethic and be highly resourceful.

Lumeris is an EEO/AA employer M/F/V/D.


Remote - NC, Research Triangle Park, NC, St. Louis, MO

Time Type:

Full time

Join Our Growing Team!

Lumeris is a value-based care managed services operator for health systems and providers seeking extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Lumeris aligns providers and payers across populations with technologies, processes, behaviors and information to achieve high-quality, cost-effective care with satisfied consumers — and engaged physicians.

Lumeris with Essence Healthcare, its inaugural client and learning laboratory with more than 60,000 Medicare members in Missouri and Illinois, has averaged a CMS rating of 4.5 Stars for the last ten years and produced the highest consumer and physician satisfaction scores in the industry along with significantly better clinical outcomes and lower costs. For more information, go to

Why Join Lumeris?

At Lumeris, you will be part of team that is focused on solving the nation’s healthcare problem, and you will be able to contribute to our purpose. Our environment is fast-paced, change-oriented and focused on growth and employee engagement. At Lumeris, we know that talent is best utilized when given the opportunity to succeed. That is why we have removed the boundaries that inhibit success and focus on fostering an environment that allows employees to utilize their talents.