Data Scientist

Caris Diagnostics   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 43 days ago

Position Summary:

The Data Scientist will be responsible for providing data mining and analysis support to Caris R&D for novel diagnostic biomarker discovery, companion diagnostic test development and validation, maintaining data processing pipelines and developing/documenting analysis tools. The successful candidate will possess proficient analytical capability, solid scientific background in cancer biology or mathematics, and strong communication skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform statistical analysis and develop analytical tools for clinical and laboratory research data.
  • Statistical consulting in experiment design and data interpretation in technology development and biomarker discovery.
  • Statistical support for design and development of quality control process for diagnostic assays and products.
  • Manipulate and process large multisource data sets.
  • Respond to and manage ad hoc requests to ensure accurate, in-depth results/data are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Author statistical analysis plans, protocols and reports for clinical and non-clinical evaluations.
  • Review clinical study reports for statistical content.
  • Provide general informatics support for laboratory research, technology development and clinical studies.


  • Ph.D. with 1 - 3 years of relevant experience in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or a related field with a significant quantitative base.
  • Ability to understand scientific questions and formulate statistical and data analysis methods to provide solution to novel problems.
  • Ability to query complex data from database.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to explain complex technical details in clear language.
  • Proficiency in R, Python, SQL, and Linux.
  • Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
  • Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding user needs and then delighting the customer by exceeding service and quality expectations.