Healthcare Data Scientist at Navigating Cancer

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At Navigating Cancer, our mission is to improve the lives of cancer patients and those who care for them. We enable oncology clinics to provide personalized, efficient care to every patient by providing relevant educational materials, giving the whole care team visibility to patient issues and needs, and delivering useful insights so that care teams can identify and resolve gaps in care. Through our platform, patients receive a holistic service offering to support their individual goals and needs.

In order to advance our mission to – “Enable Personalized Care for Every Cancer Patient,” we are seeking candidates for the following role:

Job Summary:

Navigating Cancer is expanding its data analytics and science team to continue to build our world-class patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data set. In this role, you will be responsible for statistical analysis related to our PRO/EHR data strategy, drive technical execution, and help us create a best-in-class data science capability. You will work with various stakeholders both inside and outside the organization to execute on our research initiatives.


  • Collaborate with clinicians, researchers, product managers, and engineers to define and clarify scientific research questions, develop statistical analysis plans, and help ensure data quality standards for observational research studies
  • Develop innovative solutions and approaches to turn raw data from various sources (EHR, PRO, claims) into research-grade variables
  • Develop visual analytics to enable self-service applications for internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide clear technical input, options, and directions to strategic decisions for research data strategy and best practices for real-world data utilization
  • Provide mentorship and training across the research organization toward novel approaches for statistical modeling, data mining, and/or machine learning


  • Advanced degree (Masters, PhD) in a quantitative field and/or minimum of 4 years in analytical and technical role (statistics / biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics)
  • Proficiency in data science tools and languages (R/Python)
  • Experience in real-world evidence and familiarity with health economics/epidemiology & oncology data
  • Experience with clinical data standards (rxnorm, snomed, loinc codes) and medical terminologies used in healthcare data
  • Experience with EHR, disease registries, and insurance claims databases
  • Understanding of how to build sustainable data products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.
  • Must be highly motivated with the desire to learn and teach new skills, systems, and processes

Bonus Points

  • External outreach or education (Co-authorship on one or more publications in clinical outcomes research, giving talks, open-source contributions)
  • Application of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques with real-world datasets
  • Oncology-specific practical / clinical experience

Why work here?

We support thousands of healthcare professionals and tens of thousands of cancer patients every day. We help cancer patients get better care—and consider this a valuable and meaningful reason to come to work everyday. You get to work with leading technology, wear many hats, and contribute every day to our business success! Join us to help us grow and establish ourselves as a world-class business. We are lean, agile, and lightweight. We believe in each other, believe in our work, and have fun along the way.

This position is full time, in our downtown Seattle office.* We offer competitive compensation, benefits and a fantastic work environment:

- Employer subsidized medical, dental and vision

- 401K + ROTH option

- Paid maternity/ paternity leave policy

- ORCA passes for commuting

- Educational stipend

- Central location equidistant from Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square

- Company sponsored lunch every Monday and fully stocked kitchen

**Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all roles at Navigating Cancer are currently remote-based.

Our Values:

Work with Purpose. Work together to improve the lives of cancer patients. Collaborate with team members, have passion, enthusiasm and mission for the work that we do.

Act with Integrity. Communicate openly, be honest, follow through.

Be Agile. Discover creative solutions, welcome change. Adapt and pursue continuous improvement.

Seek Simplicity. Reduce complexity for our customers and patients. Simplify our products, our processes and our messages.


Strive for Growth. Constantly strive to achieve personal, professional, and company goals. Continuous reflection, learning and achievement

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Located in a historic building a block away from the Seattle waterfront and close to Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and some awesome coffee shops

What are Navigating Cancer Perks + Benefits

Navigating Cancer Benefits Overview

- Work from anywhere
- Employer paid medical, dental and vision
- 401K + ROTH option
- Paid maternity/ paternity leave policy
- ORCA passes for commuting
- Educational stipend
- Central location equidistant from Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square
- Company sponsored lunch every Monday and monthly Waffle Wednesdays

Eat lunch together
We have multiple areas in the office where people congregate during lunch to hang out with their fellow team members.
Intracompany committees
Navigating Cancer has an activities committee that are made up of volunteers to help create all the fun team building activities we do. Examples include ski trips, happy hours, online games, etc.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
One of the oldest buildings downtown, this is a great space with exposed brick & beams. Conference rooms for meetings and brainstorming sessions w/ an open floor plan for a collaborative team feel.
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $1500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Navigating Cancer has an optional FSA plan that includes childcare benefits.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Navigating Cancer provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home 1 day per week or work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Navigating Cancer loves to get the whole team together, including family & children for our annual summer BBQ.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Navigating Cancer employees receive between 15 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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