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Associate Data Scientist

Manhattan, New York Data Science and Modeling
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Job ID R010842

Compiles, analyzes, and interprets healthcare clinical and utilization data for the Data Science Team. Participates in developing statistical analysis design plans and utilizes data to support strategic business decisions. Conducts basic statistical analysis, forecasting, predictive modeling, and simulations according to the statistical analysis plan and assists in the development of reports, tables, visualizations and other supporting documentation to disseminate findings to business. Deploys forecasting applications or predictive models through various mechanisms.


$85,000.00 - $106,300.00 Annual

What We Provide

  • Referral bonus opportunities     
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays   
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability    
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds   
  • Personal and financial wellness programs    
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care   
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees   
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement    
  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities  

What You Will Do

  • Participates in end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering from internal and external sources, specifying requirements, processing, compiling, validating, modelling and presenting data.
  • Inspects data quality throughout all stages of acquisition and processing, including data sourcing/collection, ground truth generation, normalization, and transformation; alerts Data Science management as issues arise.
  • Solves routine, inter-disciplinary analysis problems by applying analytical methods as needed.
  • Presents data and results with meaningful visualizations and tables to the Data Science Team.
  • Meets with clinical operations, business owners, and/or IT to understand how VNS Health applications enter and commit data records into database systems.
  • Responds to business requests with descriptive reports in a timely manner. Uses ad-hoc requests to gain knowledge of business and data systems.
  • Ensures the accuracy of work and the meaningful interpretation of the statistical inference.
  • Participates in developing analytic plans, including statistical design and methodology; executes analysis as specified, creates final reports, and presents findings to business management.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.



  • Master's Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Econometrics, Epidemiology or other statistics related degree required

Work Experience:

  • Experience with using statistical software (e.g. R, Python, Julia, MATLAB, SAS, or STATA) required
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Knowledge of relational databases and programming experience in SQL preferred
  • Experience with R-Shiny and business intelligence applications preferred
  • Experience with medical claims and health assessment data (e.g. OASIS, UAS-NY) preferred
  • Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid payment policy and alternative payment models (e.g. BPCI, PDGM Value Based Payments, dual-risk models, Hospice Final Rule) preferred
  • Hands on experience building and deploying predictive models (API, database ETL, R/Python application integration to BI or ETL tools), specifically in a health care setting preferred
  • Application of quasi-experimental methods to health care data preferred

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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