Beacon Biosignals is seeking a Sr. Data Scientist to join us in our mission to make brain monitoring easily accessible, interpretable, and actionable. As a Sr. Data Scientist, you'll work with neurologists, research scientists, data scientists and engineers to deliver high-quality, reproducible analysis products that drive advancements in brain health.  At Beacon, we know diversity is key to developing successful teams and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team with Product, Research Scientists, Clinicians and Engineers to create customer deliverables that advance the science of brain health
  • Deliver quality data analysis and reports under sometimes tight deadlines
  • Ensure steady progress against longer-term (weeks, months) projects and goals related to your work as a data scientist
  • Create work products that are reproducible and, where appropriate, can be reused by others on the team. This includes learning the languages used by the team, such as Julia.
  • Attend customer and partner meetings, sometimes presenting findings to technical and non-technical audiences from a variety of disciplines
  • Employ techniques from statistics, applied math, and machine learning to answer scientific questions (both customer-generated and internally-generated)
  • Understand the limits of a given dataset or analysis technique and find ways to address/overcome these limitations

About you:

  • You have worked in roles where your advanced analytics skills are used regularly and you have a track record of expanding responsibilities
  • You can discuss basic statistical concepts such as p-values and interpretation of linear regression model coefficients with technical and non-technical audiences
  • You have successfully explained/defended the analytical methodology choices you've made and the resulting findings to a non-technical audience
  • You are fluent in a programming language and can pick up others with ease (e.g. Python, R, Julia, or other programming language)
  • You can write basic SQL queries and functions
  • You may have familiarity with GraphQL
  • You may have worked with JSON and/or Apache Arrow
  • You are fluent with data pre-processing (quality checks, formatting, joining, etc.) and can prep your own data for analysis
  • You have a strong understanding of data visualization principles
  • You have experience creating customer-facing data visualizations and explaining them to varied audiences
  • You have experience partnering with Product Managers (or similar) to develop externally-facing products throughout the product lifecycle (ideation, proof of concept, launch, maintenance, end-of-life)
  • You have experience with projects in the ideation/discovery phase and are proactive in clarifying needs and proposing potential solutions
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are comfortable presenting to external senior leadership-level audiences
  • You may have experience working with signal or time series data
  • You enjoy learning about data science and prioritize keeping your knowledge fresh/up-to-date
  • You may have experience in the health industry and are excited to deepen your knowledge of brain science
  • You probably have an M.S./M.A. or Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in a quantitative field (Math, Statistics, etc.)

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