Senior Epidemiologist

  • Babylon Health
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dec 02, 2019

Job Description

Babylon is launching in America!
We have an ambitious mission: to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of everyone on earth. 
In the UK, where Babylon was founded and is currently headquartered, we work closely with the National Health Service (NHS) to deliver exceptional care to UK citizens. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the UK has also endorsed Babylon's services.
In Rwanda, we are the largest digital healthcare provider and have over 2 million registered users. To date, we have performed over 600,000 consultations in this country.
We have plans in progress with major providers across the world and we are on the path to achieving our mission. Recently, we secured Series C funding (a record-breaking $550M) and part of our mission is to improve access to healthcare for all Americans. 
We’re currently recruiting in a select number of states, and registering interest in others, in preparation for our launch nation-wide.
Babylon is hiring for a Senior Epidemiologist in Austin!
We're looking for an experienced epidemiologist with a special interest in digital health to join the growing epidemiology team.
Epidemiologists are expected to provide the best methodological approaches to the daily research questions, which demands a deep knowledge on predictive and preventive medicine concepts as well as relevant patient outcomes research experience.
We have a real-world approach to health, and we believe that technology is fundamental to achieve our mission. Epidemiologists at Babylon are collaborating with doctors and research scientists in order to build products which will provide the most accurate, reliable and personalized healthcare to everyone.     

The Senior Epidemiologist Opportunity:

As one of our first Epidemiologists for our US team, you'll have the opportunity to help us build our care model in the US and work a team that is changing healthcare globally.
You'll report to our Head of Epidemiology in the UK and be involved in the following:

Deep understanding of the in-house predictive modelsDefinition of the population-based causal frameworks for a wide set of diseasesIntensive data search and data collection using medicine-related search enginesDeal with missing/incomplete data using different modeling approaches Provide the evidence base for in-house predictive models with the most reliable and accurate dataAnalysis of large databases in collaboration with data scientists to quantify the prevalence and incidence of risk factors and diseases as well as to establish the causal associations between risk factors and diseasesClose collaboration with the team of doctors in relation to disease-related symptoms, disease-disease links and disease management/treatmentExtension of the current in-house predictive models to other regions of the globe (e.g. USA) by adapting definitions, thresholds and causal frameworks to the local populations

What We're Looking For:

Relevant (academic and industry) experience in epidemiological and statistical methods and concepts with a special focus on observational research (e.g. sampling, representativeness, design, causality, bias, statistical modeling, data analysis, etc.)Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in epidemiology, public or global health or related field (with a focus and previous experience in epidemiological methods)Experience with performing systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses (e.g. search engines, search strings, quality of the studies, data extraction, etc.)Familiarity with global public health concepts and needs (e.g. Central and South American countries) Relevant peer-review publications in indexed journals are highly valued

What We Offer Babylonians:

We offer a competitive base salaryHealth benefitsPTO401k The opportunity to be a part of our mission: to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of everyone on earth. Plus more perks!