Data Scientist

  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #5136

DataStaff, Inc. is currently seeking a Data Scientist to fill a long-term contract opportunity with one of our direct clients in Raleigh, NC.

This position will require compliance with any COVID-19 vaccination policies that are promulgated by DataStaff, Inc.’s client and/or state, and local laws.

*The job will be on-site


  • Extracting and integrating data from existing business data warehouses
  • Transforming data into a new format to make it more appropriate for analysis (data wrangling)
  • Building tools to automate data collection
  • Searching through large data sets for usable information
  • Creating reports and presentations for business uses
  • Performing statistical and computational analyses on data to find actionable results
  • Advanced analytics and predictive modeling
  • Support our Divisions and Offices with insights gained from analyzing health and human services data.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • The ideal candidate is adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for improved outcomes and service delivery and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action.
  • Must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations.
  • Must have a proven ability to drive results with their data-based insights.
  • Must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams.
  • Passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians.

Required Skills:

  • 3 years- Exceptional technical writing skills
  • 3 years- Ability to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way
  • 3 years- Ability to visualize data in the most effective way possible for a given project or study
  • 3 years- Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 3 years- Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, SAS, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • 3 years- Experience with machine learning and AI
  • 3 years- Familiarity with data management tools
  • 3 years- Ability to work independently and with team members from different background
  • 3 years- Excellent attention to detail
  • Masters or PhD in Informatics, Data Science, or related field, and 3+ years experience

This opportunity is available on a corp-to-corp basis or as a W2 position with a competitive benefits package. DataStaff, Inc. offers medical, dental, and vision coverage options as well as paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. As many of our opportunities are long-term, we also have a 401k program available for employees after 6 months.

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