Exact Sciences Corporation

Senior Data Scientist I (Clinical)

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Req No.
Clinical Operations
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Senior Data Scientist I (Clinical) will collaborate with other data analysts, programmers, biostatisticians, data managers, and other functional teams across the company on the development, validation, and post-marketing support of cancer screening and genomic biomarker assays that help cancer patients and their physicians. This role will apply analytical methods and statistical analysis to diverse sources of data and share results in varying formats and will have an interdisciplinary background demonstrating knowledge of domain expertise, including data manipulation, data visualization, and engineering, and statistical methods such as survival analysis and software systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of the statistical analysis and programming activities for assigned projects (exploratory and formal data analyses for final study reports, abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and ad-hoc projects), including verification and documentation of results.
  • Participate in review of analysis plans, development of programming requirements, and promoting good practices for data visualization as needed.
  • Explore and test creative solutions to solve complex data problems. Exercise independent judgment and integrity in selecting and adapting, as necessary, methods appropriate for the specific objective.
  • Directly support project biostatisticians, requiring minimal guidance as needed.
  • Oversee and project manage the activities of lower level personnel and contractors on assigned projects as needed.
  • Ability to lead statistical analysis and programming activities of a project, using statistical programming languages and data visualization tools.
  • Ability to develop and complete innovative data projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal, writing, and presentation.
  • Act in a professional manner with the ability to communicate effectively with in a multi-disciplinary program team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 75% of a typical working day.
  • Ability and means to travel between Redwood City locations.
  • Ability to travel 10% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Biological Science, or related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in academia or industry.
  • 3+ years of working knowledge of statistical theory with solid understanding of research.
  • 3+ years of experience in supporting highly visible statistical programming projects of clinical data with in a fast-paced environment; genomics data analysis experience highly desirable.
  • Basic computer skills to include Internet navigation, Email usage, and word processing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Biological Science, or related field.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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