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Data Scientist I

Company: National Commission on Certification of Physician
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

--------------------Voted one of--Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------in Healthcare for 2019! Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1975, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has certified over 115,000 physician assistants (PA) in the United States.--As the only certifying agency for PAs in the U.S., NCCPA (is dedicated to serving the interest of the public by providing certification and recertification programs that provide confidence in certified PAs who provide millions of patients with access to affordable, high quality care.--As the physician assistant profession continues to grow, so does our need to add to our highly qualified dedicated team at NCCPA.--We are now seeking a talented--Data Scientist I to join our team. The ideal candidate will--provide expertise on data science issues and application development on NCCPA's exam related activities and will conduct research related to NCCPA's exam programs.----ResponsibilitiesWork with psychometric staff team to accomplish operational tasks such as standard settings, item bank analyses, test form construction, technical reports and documentation and other routine statistical analyses.Work with psychometric staff team to create, enhance, and maintain functions and/or applications for data collection, item bank analytics, report generation and test form construction.Lead the creation of data visualizations to support internal and external NCCPA initiatives.Provide input on the generalization of procedures conducted by psychometric staff.Write SQL queries to assemble data for analysis from a large relational database.Create and maintain file and folder structures to support psychometric tasks.Create and maintain procedure and user guides for applications created.Contribute to efforts to improve NCCPA's exam products through innovative data science approaches.Provide guidance and support on psychometric quality assurance processes on exam related data queries and reports for NCCPA.Maintain current knowledge of latest trends and relevant research in data science.Assist in the NCCPA accreditation process by suppling exam data as required.----------------Represent NCCPA on assessment and research issues with internal and external constituents. Required Education and ExperienceMaster's Degree--is required-----preferably in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science or--Bioinformatics.Experience with data querying languages (e.g. SQL), scripting languages (e.g. R, Python), and/or statistical/mathematical software (R, SAS).2-3 years of working with large relational databases.Ability to create interactive data visualizations using a framework such as R Shiny, SAS.Ability to develop applications and functions in R & R Shiny.Knowledge of data science tools, their capabilities and limitations.Ability to organize and plan work effectively.Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.Ability to conduct presentations on technical data science issues to a wide range of audiences.Demonstrated ability to function productively as a team member.Expertise in oral and written communication skills. Preferred Education and ExperiencePhD--in a related field such as--Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics or Psychometrics.Two years applied data science experience is preferred. Benefits Package NCCPA offers a competitive compensation and benefit package for our valued employees.Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, healthreimbursement arrangement, life insurance and short- and long-term disabilitycoverage. In addition to time off for holidays, our employees enjoy a generouspaid time off program for vacation, personal and sick time, flexible time, andtelecommuting. Other benefits include a robust 401(k) plan, profit sharing aswell as flexible spending, and tuition and health club reimbursement programs.We also offer a complimentary snack bar. In addition, NCCPA offers Educational Reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year and extensive opportunities for Training and Professional Development Reimbursement.

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