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Research Data ScientistSt Louis, Missouri

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Job # 411779 Date posted 07/06/2021


We are recruiting for a Research Data Scientist to join Kindred Rehabilitation Services in St. Louis, Missouri.


This position is part of the KRS Market Research Department. As part of this team, the scientist will develop reports and data tools to support rehabilitation services operations, clinical enhancements, and business development.  In addition to the technical expertise requirements, this position will be expected to contribute to problem solving and the success of both the team and division. Experience interacting with health care professionals and relating data and analytics to health care practice and delivery is required.

The Research Data Scientist is an expert at finding patterns in data and telling stories through original visualizations. The analyst enjoys collaborative development, brainstorming, and creating innovative data reporting solutions to improve value in healthcare. The analyst is detail-oriented, self-motivated, and intellectually curious. The scientist is committed to continual learning for expansion of rehabilitation services, operational efficiency, and patient care experience improvement.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to convey complex concepts to business stakeholders in terms relevant to them
  • Keen attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • History of progressive skill development
  • Comfortable understanding abstract questions, honing the concepts at hand into specific questions, and triangulating them with data from a variety of sources
  • Experience analyzing commercial, Medicare, or Medicaid claims, a plus
  • Experience writing and presenting data summaries to diverse audiences

Technical Skills:

  • Advance Excel (VBA is highly preferred, but not required)
  • Intermediate Python for data preparation and automation, utilizing tensorflow for advanced statistical analysis such as regression, clustering and machine learning
  • Familiarity  with SQL
  • A working knowledge of industry coding (ICD10, MS-DRG, CPT codes, etc.)
  • A working knowledge of industry terms and medical terminology a plus.
  • Ability to train other team members and colleagues, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Information Systems, Management; Master’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years designing and implementing data dashboards and visualizations in Qlikview or Tableau
  • 2+ years interpreting data models data dictionaries, and complex queries
  • 2+ years of recent and relevant employment experience

Depending on a candidate’s qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level. 

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

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