Title: _ _ Data Science Liaison
The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) ( www.forensicscienceeducation.org ) at the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation (FRFF) is an international leader in forensic science research, conducting projects for the US Department of Justice, Customs and Border Protection, the National Institute of Justice, the National Institutes for Health, and others. The CFSRE also supports forensic science education programs, courses, and seminars at the high school, graduate and post-professional continuing education level. We operate a facility with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation dedicated to the support of our educational and research mission. Available analytical equipment includes genetic analyzers and sequencers, DNA quantification, HPLC, GCMS, HS-GCMS, LCMSMS, LCQTOF, and many other techniques. CFSRE works on various projects in collaboration with NMS Labs, the nation's leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in forensic science, clinical toxicology, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services, and offers opportunities for collaboration to Foundation staff.
The Foundation is seeking a regular, full-time, Data Science Liaisonto join the staff.
The person in this position is responsible for collection, curation and management of data regarding drug testing (e.g. drugs of abuse detection, opioid overdose data, drug use demographic information, drug trend data, etc.) and generating reports and/or models based on the data for rapid public dissemination. In addition, the person will be creating data archives of clinical and forensic drug testing data, employing data analytics, building or implementing tools for its analysis and display, including content for open-access externally facing web portals, and the creation of content for scientific presentations and publications. This individual also works closely with toxicologists and laboratory scientists to understand their business needs in terms of identifying trends and patterns in data. In addition, they will work with external stakeholders in translating data into actionable information in support of public health and safety.
Education and Experience
Minimum of a Masters degree in data science, epidemiology, biostatistics, bioanalytics,
Coursework in chemistry, or toxicology preferred.
2+ years of experience in the procurement, curation, organization and analysis of large sets of data.(internships included)
2+ years of experience with report generation and report writing, as writing skills are essential. Experience in a healthcare environment is preferred. (Internships included)
Experience in the use of R, Python, SQL, Shiny, Jira and other data/performance management tools is preferred. Data types include raw machine data requiring processing into useable information; and analysis of population data regarding trends in alcohol and drug use.
Strong competency in building user interfaces, dashboards for data display and web publication are preferred.
Candidates must have experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Located in suburban Philadelphia, the Foundation offers a stimulating and diverse work environment with competitive salary/compensation plans and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision/prescription plan, life/STD/LTD, flexible spending account, paid time off and a 401k plan with matching contribution.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume and apply at * *
*We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled, Armed Forces Service Medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge).
Location: 2300 Stratford Avenue, Willow Grove, PA
Job Code: 1015
# of openings: 1
Department: Fredric Rieders Family Foundation
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Willow Grove, PA
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm
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