Ascend Innovations

Data Scientist – Machine Learning


Ascend Innovations is looking for a Data Scientist to join our growing team and join our Machine Learning focused Data Science team at Ascend. We’re a scrappy team of account/project managers, engineers, data scientists and UX-ers, and we need someone who is skilled at machine learning development and deployment. You’ll be joining a growing team of Data Scientists and Analysts at Ascend – so you’ll have an opportunity to make a significant impact on our capability and growing Data Science strategy.

As a Data Scientist, you’ll support data driven products, projects, and services that enable community health organizations to better serve the most vulnerable populations. We work with clients ranging from recovery boards to hospice organizations, to grass root community health programs focused on important initiatives such as reducing infant mortality and the impact of mental health & substance use disorder in our communities.

🌄 About Ascend

Ascend Innovations is a socially impactful technology company that provides data-driven products and consulting services to help organizations solve complex community health problems. We desire to empower all communities to improve health and wellness with human-centered technology. Owned by the three hospital networks in Dayton, Ascend is uniquely positioned to build solutions around mental health and addiction, chronic disease, social determinants of health, and other core focus areas related to community health. Ascend’s long-term strategy is to build data-driven technologies for communities while in parallel identifying scalable opportunities to transition products and produce spinout companies through Ascend’s startup studio, Ascend Ventures.

️ What We Value

Our team culture is rooted in the values of drive, perseverance, trust, accountability, and community.

  • We aspire to be better
  • We grow through challenge
  • We are open and honest
  • We have each other's back
  • We are better together

️ Perks

  • 🏝 Unlimited PTO
  • 🍼 3 months fully paid parental leave
  • 🌎 Work Remotely

🧬 Who You Are

  • You are a machine learning expert and are driven to use that ability to solve complex community problems.
  • You are fueled by collaboration and excited to learn new technical skills/techniques
  • You have an innate drive to apply data science to meaningful work that makes an impact in our communities.
  • You have an ability to translate analytic results into intuitive insight and recommendations
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics), or a field related to healthcare or public health. Or you have experience with a proven record of accomplishment of analytical skills that can be substituted for degree requirements.
  • You have 3+ years of experience in a data science role, with experience training and deploying machine learning models. You could have additional experience with data engineering, or software engineering, but not required.
  • You are proficient in open-source programming languages (R, Python, etc.), with the use of data-related Python or R packages (NumPy, pandas, scikit-learn, Matplotlib, SciPy, TidyVerse, Dplyr, etc.)

☀️ As a Data Scientist, on a given day you will:

  • Clean, restructure, and manipulate data into a useable format for analysis
  • Design, prototype, and refine production ready, predictive algorithms or models
  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data and UX teams to solve data-related technical issues and support their data science needs.
  • Support requirements gathering, discovery, or strategic consulting scenarios.
  • Supply project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders.
  • Work with stakeholders to help define project scope and clarify project requirements.