Junior Data Scientist/Scientific Programmer (Researcher 3)

University of Minnesota


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science/Math/Statistics/Physics/Informatics or related technical discipline and 4 years of related experience or a combination of education and experience in a research or technical environment to equal eight (8) years.
  • Experience with Matlab or Python or R.
  • Experience with SQL or other database technology.
  • Experience writing code for complex computer programs independently. Please provide a link to samples of your code available online (Github or similar services).
  • Experience with basic machine learning or statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated/documented strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with messy real-world data
  • Experience in high-performance computing
  • Experience working independently in a rapidly changing scientific environment
  • Skills in data visualization
  • Research experience in statistics/data science/related fields
  • Experience publishing scientific papers in conferences/journals

About the Job

The Institute of Health Informatics (IHI) in the University of Minnesota is seeking a junior  scientific programmer/data scientist to join a research team, supporting various NIH funded research projects.


  • Construct datasets from various data sources for research.
  • Design and implement data processing and analysis infrastructure;
  • Ensure the integrity and security of data, code, and analytical experiments.
  • Implement machine learning, statistical, data-mining, bioinformatics/clinical informatics algorithms.
  • Design, setup and run computational experiments to evaluate and benchmark cutting-edge machine learning algorithms.
  • Design, setup and run computational experiments to execute algorithms on various types of biomedical or healthcare related data.
  • Develop and modify software and demonstrations.
  • Create documentation for all software, code and experiments.
  • Write or help prepare technical reports and/or publications.
  • Communicate and present analytical results to customers, scientists and clinicians.

Please apply through U of M employment website job id 340789

To apply for this job please visit hr.myu.umn.edu.