Data Scientist

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/12/2021 6:42 PM)
Job ID
Information Technology - All Openings
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week



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HSS is consistently among the top-ranked hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report. As a recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, HSS was the first hospital in New York City to receive the distinguished designation. Whether you are early in your career or an expert in your field, you will find HSS an innovative, supportive and inclusive environment.

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Data Scientist


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world leader in musculoskeletal health, is seeking a Data Scientist to join the Center for Analytics, Modeling, & Performance (CAMP). This new venture aligns experts in data engineering, data science, operational excellence, and medicine to pioneer new and innovative care delivery models, power our digital care platforms, incorporate novel technologies into care, augment clinical decision-making, set new standards in patient experience, advance the field of musculoskeletal health, and ultimately drive industry transformation. In short, CAMP focuses on ‘solving the unsolvable’, developing new technology and operating models to tackle the most complex problems, provide greater operational agility, and deliver a highly personalized patient and consumer experience. To accomplish these goals, HSS and CAMP will leverage its uniquely large musculoskeletal data set, spanning decades of care delivery and including diagnostic imaging, clinical notes, surgical planning guides, and postoperative outcomes.


Job Summary


As a CAMP Data Scientist, you will play a critical role in utilizing data science, applied statistics, and data analytics to improve the wellbeing of HSS patients and beyond by advancing new best-practices and innovations in musculoskeletal care. You will work on the cutting edge of data science in performance measurement and care delivery alongside a group of highly motivated scientists, analysts, clinicians, and operational staff giving you a unique opportunity to understand how applied research and analytics is directly used in clinical care.



  • Lead data science projects focused on the application of statistics and statistical methods. Design, prototype, and test novel clinical and digital interventions and models, leveraging machine learning and deep learning (including recurrent and convolutional neural networks) to predict patient outcomes relevant to musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and rheumatological health.
  • Leverage advanced computer programming and large datasets toward those ends, including our structured electronic medical record, unstructured clinical notes, and various imaging modalities, focused on developing domain expertise in medicine and musculoskeletal health.
  • Work and collaborate with clinical teams, physicians, and operational leaders to develop strategies and data science products to solve real-world problems facing doctors and patients, toward optimizing care, minimizing surgical complications, and managing musculoskeletal disease as efficiently as possible while maintaining the best outcomes for our patients.
  • Work with data engineers to deploy designed and well-tested ML models into clinical practice, helping design appropriate frameworks to test and monitor ongoing model performance (e.g., model drift, data drift) and evaluate true downstream impact on clinical care and efficiency (beyond predictive performance).
  • Provide methodological, statistical, design, and analytical guidance for new and ongoing operations and applied research projects; facilitate new data collection as appropriate (from novel surveys or new technologies); help assess and measure hospital and provider performance.


Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in applied math, computer science, statistics, data science, engineering, or related field required. Master’s or PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years working on multiple projects involving large data sets, including training, testing, and deploying machine learning algorithms using AWS, and specific experience with deep learning required (e.g., RNNs, CNNs, etc). Prior experience translating data findings and data science concepts for lay audiences, including the production of presentations for senior-level audiences (excellent verbal and written communication skills) also required.
  • Advanced understanding of data science and statistical concepts, computer programming, and their applications to real-world data required. Specifically, strong programming proficiency (e.g., Python, TensorFlow, PyTorch, R, Spark, SQL). Prior experience with code repositories such as git or equivalent also required.
  • Ability to challenge existing ideas and develop and champion new ones that add value to the organization. Ability to analyze problems, issues and opportunities systematically and logically to make decisions that support the mission, vision, values and goals of the organization.
  • Bias towards action and collaboration: the ability to fully own and manage multiple workstreams, eagerly roll up sleeves to collaborate with others and fill in and contribute where there are gaps.
  • Experience with AWS SageMaker services, including SageMaker Studio, model and data monitor, feature store, ground truth, or augmented AI preferred.
  • Experience with AWS AI Services such as Comprehend Medical, Textract, Polly, or Rekognition, or equivalent services with GCP or Azure preferred.
  • Experience with projects related to healthcare or orthopedics (could include delivery systems, managed care organizations, accreditation organizations, health insurance companies, or firms that consult in the healthcare sphere)



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