• Senior Strategic Analyst / Data Scientist

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/8/2019 9:36 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Strategy & Innovation
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    ***Please submit a cover letter with your application***


    Are you passionate about using data to shape strategic business decisions? Do you want to utilize your analytical skills to support MSK's mission? Do you want to be part of a team that was awarded the INFORMS Prize for “repeatedly applying the principles of advanced analytics and operations research / management science in pioneering, varied, novel, and lasting ways”? Our Strategic Analytics team cares deeply about solving meaningful problems that will measurably impact the lives of MSK’s patients and staff.


    We are seeking a Senior Strategic Analyst / Data Scientist (Ambulatory Care) who will be a champion for data-driven decision making within Ambulatory Care, particularly to optimize the use of our outpatient resources, improve the patient experience and ensure MSK’s healthy growth. You will serve as analytic thought partner to the VP and own the strategic roadmap for iteratively developing analytical products and supporting those needs.


    Embedded Analytics Program
    Embedded Analytics allows for the best of both worlds: being a full member of an operational team to truly understand their needs and ensure sustainable implementation of work, while still being part of a diverse and energizing community of analytics experts. We support technical and business skill development in a variety of ways, including conferences and external workshops, internal training and journal clubs, creating analytical tools and best practices, and developing our own in-house R package.


    Department of Ambulatory Care
    For the past 30 years, MSK has been leading the evolution of cancer treatment away from the Inpatient Hospital and into Outpatient Facilities. The Department of Ambulatory Care manages the daily operations of 17 MSK facilities across the tri-state area, supporting over 3,000 physician visits and 1,000 chemotherapy infusions a day, in addition to radiation therapy, surgery and many other services.


    Sample Projects:

    • Investigating opportunities to demonstrate underutilized space and develop systems optimize allocation of that space
    • Build a predictive model to determine when a patient will be finishing their day
    • “Smart” scheduling (packing schedule, downstream resource awareness etc.)

    You have:

    • A proven track record (4+ years of experience) of using analytics and data science to impact key business decisions.
    • A master’s degree in a quantitative field (statistics, economics, operations research, mathematics, etc.)
    • Built reproducible analyses using R, Python, or a similar language
    • Deep knowledge of relational databases and SQL

    Nice-to-have qualifications would include prior experience in healthcare operations, experience with simulation and optimization modeling, and proficiency in Tableau.







    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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