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Data Scientist -- Healthcare Analytics

Want to make a tangible difference in the future of accountable care?
Love applying the latest technologies and statistical models to solve tough problems?  
Looking for a fulfilling career that gives you autonomy, mastery and purpose?

We are a small team of data scientists, actuaries, programmers and healthcare economics experts who love what we do and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Join us!


Validate Health provides financial simulation, economic forecasts and actuarial risk management services for healthcare providers to thrive within the always evolving and complex value based care (VBC) models. Our mission is to enable provider accountable care organizations (ACOs) to focus on taking care of patients, while we take care of their highest impact strategic VBC decisions.

As a Statistician / Data Scientist at Validate, you would be at the forefront of enabling new value based healthcare models and deliver constantly evolving analytics services to the industry. You’ll have an excellent opportunity for professional growth in the fields of healthcare economics, quantitative analytics and related technologies.
▪ Perform in scenario modeling, forecasting and simulations on large datasets. Work on challenging problems in pricing, reserving and risk quantifications of commercial and government value based healthcare models.
▪ Learn and apply rules and regulation around government healthcare programs, like Medicare and Medicaid. Learn and apply models for commercial programs and contracts.
▪ Use modern programming languages (such as R, Python, SAS, SQL) to work with large datasets to automate regulatory, economic and actuarial modeling. Gather and analyze large medical claims, public health datasets and financial data.  
▪ Participate in implementation, maintenance and analysis of models, forecasts, studies and systems which use actuarial principles for the purposes of pricing, underwriting, statistics, reserving and forecasting.
▪ Develop written and oral presentations that provide basic information for decision making. Participate in defining features and capabilities of analytical products.
▪ Continuously learn by experimenting with statistical models and investigating scalable data science technologies. 

  • BS or MS in Mathematics or Statistics from a top 20 university statistics program
  • Demonstration of exceptional academic accomplishments or a portfolio of projects in statistics and relevant technologies.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for Open Source tools 
  • Must have prior knowledge of SQL or able to learn it quickly upon hire
  • Desire to be an expert in healthcare economics and passionate about making an impact in this field.
  • Must be willing to try a fun "challenge" early in the interview process to help us understand your level of proficiency. We give you a handful of the problems like those we enjoy solving every day. It may cover statistics, actuarial topics (if relevant) and related technologies (such as Python, R and SQL).
  • Fully remote team means you’ll benefit from a work environment optimized for a truly remote company culture, which provides a fulfilling work experience and career growth opportunities
  • Fun, energetic and rewarding learning environment
  • Opportunity for continuous learning and experimentation through daily team whiteboard sessions
  • Encouragement of personal projects
  • Stock options 
  • Salary that grows with the company
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental coverage 


  • We are currently only accepting candidates based in the US / North America and available for full-time employment within 3 months.
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**Note: While we support hosting OPT candidates and apply annually for the H1B lottery, we have not been able to get selected for the lottery for prior employees.