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Data Analyst C
Job Description Summary
The World Well-Being Project (WWBP) is seeking a Data Scientist to join our interdisciplinary team. This person will write software to collect phone sensor and social media data and will apply machine learning and natural language processing techniques to such data sets to answer questions related to subjective well-being and health outcomes. The work involves both app development and machine learning/natural language processing on the data collected. This position will work under the direction of the project leaders.
Work closely with psychologists on the team to identify and answer important well-being and health-related questions with appropriate statistical techniques on available data.
Lead data acquisition, data mining, and analysis techniques to social media websites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and cell phone sensor data.
Design and execute of research and development projects utilizing advanced computational techniques to generate novel insights.
Communicate findings to a broad audience (e.g., clinicians, computer scientists, and the general public).
Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources.
Oversee programmer, student, and hourly worker projects, including helping with algorithms, assuring coding quality, assigning the next steps in their projects, and overall programming mentorship.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
â¢ BS with at least 2 or 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Masterâ™s degree in Computer Science or similar technical field is strongly preferred.
â¢ Fluency with statistical and machine learning techniques such as random forests and neural networks.
â¢ Experience manipulating and analyzing complex, large volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources required.
â¢ Fluency in coding in C++, Java, or Python is required.
â¢ Fluency in NoSql design, deployment and analyze on many TBâ™s of data is preferred.
â¢ A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data is preferred.
â¢ A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision is required.
â¢ An ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner is required.
â¢ Familiarity with relational databases and SQL is preferred.
â¢ A resume and cover letter are required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$50,684.00 - $138,391.00
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Internal Number: JR00003748
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