Senior Data Scientist, Healthcare at Navigating Cancer

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Company Overview

Navigating Cancer is the pioneer in patient relationship management software and services for cancer care. The company has developed the first patient-centered oncology platform that improves the care delivery model for patients, providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers. By putting patients at the center of their care, providers become economically viable in value-based payment models, payers and at-risk providers reduce the total cost of cancer care, and pharmaceutical manufacturers improve medication adherence for their life-saving treatments. Most importantly, patients receive a holistic service offering to support their individual goals and preferences.
The company is backed by industry-leading patient satisfaction ratings and currently supports over a million patients, thousands of care providers, dozens of pharmaceutical manufacturers, and several payer models nationwide to lower costs, improve patient satisfaction, and drive better outcomes.
Job Summary
Responsible for leading the design and development of advanced analytics initiatives. You will be the subject matter expert and participate in predictive modeling, data mining, statistical analysis, all projects and decision models to address business issues related to Oncology and Healthcare management models. 


  • Develop advanced algorithms to perform analytics on large-scale and complex data for real-world health and healthcare applications. 
  • Conduct real world data analysis for pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology customers using structured and un-structured data. 
  • Synthesize study results and translate into key findings, interpret results in the context of product/market/industry dynamics, and communicate results to senior management and clients.
  • Independently develop high-quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Present information using data visualization techniques
  • Propose solutions and strategies to address business challenges
  • Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
  • Be a leader in data science and analytics efforts. Mentor and provide input to team members and other analysts to help define the team's vision, design and execute analytic projects from start-to-finish, inform technical direction, and support reporting of accomplishments. 
  • Build collaboration among health stakeholders, working across organizations to bring consensus to achieve objectives. Become a sought-out subject matter expert by consistently producing high-quality results.


  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Data Scientist or Senior Data Analyst 
  • Demonstrated ability in selecting, developing, and applying machine learning and data mining algorithms with proven business utility 
  • Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity and hands on experience with Matlab, Scala, Java or C++ is an asset.
  • Experience with data–driven predictive model development, unstructured text mining, natural language processing, and anomaly and novelty detection
  • Working knowledge of modern large-scale data systems and architectures; ability to manage and manipulate large disparate data sets
  • Strong math skills (e.g. stats) 
  • Experience with pattern recognition, statistical analysis and machine learning; fluent, with hands-on experience with some of the following implementation languages: Python, R, Matlab, JAVA, or C /C Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong problem-solving skills, strong analytical and organizational skills
  • ability to work independently or within a group
  • Demonstrated capability to carry out original research beyond incremental application of existing techniques, as evidenced by publications in premier conferences would be a plus
  • Prior experience with developing bioinformatics analysis pipelines, Pharmacology related data analysis would be preferred 
  • PhD, BSc/BA, M.S. in Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science is preferred

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! You get 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. Come join our team and make a difference!
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

- 100% 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.
Daily stand up
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
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
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
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1000 annualy for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
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