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Chief Data Scientist

Herndon, VA, USA | Vencore

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our

nation's most important work.


a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together

by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex

challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators,

integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We

continually push ourselves•to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead

to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our



works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our

high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways•not only through competitive

salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful

impact in jobs and on projects that matter.


talented and robust workforce•14,000 strong'stands ready to welcome you to the

team. Let's make an impact together.


has an immediate need for Chief Data Scientist in the VA or MD area.


Chief Data Scientist will lead the conceptualization, execution, and delivery

of analyses in health data collection, informatics, comparative effectiveness,

performance measure development and testing, outcomes research, predictive

analytics, and epidemiology, as well as qualitative and strategy-based work for

our clients.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


deep subject matter expertise and technical skills to healthcare analytics engagements

spanning health economics and outcomes research, policy, predictive analytics

and machine learning, epidemiology, and market analytics


strategic research and development (R&D) efforts in machine learning and

improving the efficiency of health surveys


the direction and conceptualization of proposals, statements of work, budgets,

and statistical analysis plans


and author study reports, scientific publications, conference abstracts and



with Perspecta Health leadership team to identify areas for delivering

innovation to clients


Minimum Requirements:

MA/MS or PhD in Computer Science, health policy, health services research, public health, epidemiology, statistics or related discipline

10+ years consulting, healthcare, pharmaceutical/device industry, or health insurance industry experience

Broad technical knowledge of health economics, outcomes research, machine learning, and predictive analytic designs

Proficiency in design and execution of economic modeling studies, predictive analytics studies, and/or observational research using large administrative pharmacy and medical claims/EMR, public and private databases

Advanced knowledge of advanced statistical techniques

Experience presenting research at scientific conferences and/or a record of peer-reviewed publications

Client/customer facing experience

Additional Skills and Competencies:

Excellent writing, project management, communication, and presentation skills

Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning and decision-making skills and strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines

Positive, flexible and self-motivated attitude, with excellent teamwork skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment

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