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Mayo Clinic

Intern - Data Science - Center for Digital Health

Health Informatics
Technology
Innovation
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Digital Health
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Position description

Interns will utilize statistics and computer science to solve complex problems in healthcare. Problem areas include: diagnostic analytics such as image analysis, signal processing and pattern recognition, NLP, scheduling, risk analysis and prevention, outcome analysis, targeting and socio-economic behaviors, personalization – including sentiment, interests and affinities modeling, and process improvement (e.g. making sure patients are referred to the care teams they need). The Intern will interact with vast amounts of clinical and non-clinical data (external data sources, digital, etc.). Interns will learn the data science lifecycle including data acquisition, transformation, data engineering, exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, algorithm development, and algorithm deployment into a relevant clinical and/or business context. Interns are expected to help formulate analytical questions, perform hypothesis testing, algorithm optimization, algorithm deployment, and integrate feedback rapidly from stakeholders. Candidate needs to have an open mind and ability to take concepts developed by other industries and apply them to healthcare. Candidates should be effective communicators and good team players. Candidates who have coursework, projects, and evidence of interest in data science (e.g. participating in Kaggle competitions) but lack industry experience are ideal for this position.

This is a full-time remote role; candidates can work anywhere in the United States. This internship is for Summer 2021.

Qualifications

Current enrollment or recent graduate of undergrad or grad program in: Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, Physics, Statistics/Biostatistics, or other related field with strong quantitative analytical skills. School or project experience in applying data science approaches/tools. Proven written and oral communication skills are essential.

Additional Qualifications

AI experience/exposure or familiarity with AI principles is required. Courses and comfort level with at least one of the following: computer programming, machine learning, graph theory, algorithms, statistics, SQL and linear algebra are essential for success. Experience with major programming languages is beneficial. Demonstrated initiative/innovation in coursework and projects.

Experience with data science development tools building algorithms on structured data is preferred. Experience working with unstructured data such as natural language, images, genetics, or signal processing (e.g. EKG) is preferred. Experience with C/C++/Java or other systems programming languages and software engineering methodology is not required but beneficial. Candidates with exceptional web-stack data visualization (Angular/D3) experience will also be considered.

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Compensation Detail

This position has a predetermined rate of $25.00 per hour.

Equal opportunity employer

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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