Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering

2151 18583
Position ID:Duke-Pratt School of Engineering-DA1 [#18583, 1826]
Position Title: Data Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Data Analytics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/05/07, listed until 2021/06/30)
Position Description:    

The Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health at Duke University is currently seeking an experienced Data Scientist for a postdoc or staff scientist level position to lead efforts on genomic and machine learning research. The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Xiling Shen, the director of the Woo Center and the Hawkins Family Associate Professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering.

The Data Scientist will develop and implement bioinformatics and machine learning pipelines for genomic and clinical data, performing the work to meet milestones for funding agencies, and solicit new funding opportunities. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic crew focused on the intersection between big data and precision health, and help move science from the laboratory into clinical practice.

Work Performed:

  • Perform genomic and machine learning analyses on research and clinical data sets;
  • Manage collaborative partnerships; serve as central point of contact for program;
  • Generate reports for internal and funding agencies;
  • Participate in meetings with commercial and governmental research sponsors;
  • Contribute to intellectual property development and prosecution;
  • Mentor junior researchers;
  • Manage logistics for grant proposal and article submissions;
  • Perform other related duties.


  • MS (Ph.D preferred). in a computational biology or related field
  • Experience in genomic bioinformatics analyses (epigenetics and single-cell expertise a plus)
  • Knowledge in biostatistical methods.
  • Experience in machine learning a plus
  • Communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to mentor junior researchers

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Box 90271
Durham, NC 27708-0271

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