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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center AI/ML/Data Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts

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AI/ML/Data Scientist

Department Description:Research-Neurology (Shafi)

Job Location:Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID:46410BR

Job Summary:The Data Scientist will be an MEng, PhD, or someone with similar educational or work experience who has both conceptual/theoretical and practical/hands-on expertise in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning (includuing deep learning), and related areas and is highly motivated to contribute to scientific and engineering advances in a fast paced, high caliber, and entrepreneurial acadmic setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Devise, test, and implement algorithms for high-throughput data.

  • Contribute to the generation of standard protocols and intellectual property.

  • Design and implement computer algorithms, potentially including supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods, deep learning (autoencoders, transformers, geometric deep learning, dynamical systems, model decomposition), etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Math, Eng, Phys or related field required. Doctoral degree in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Engineering, Physics, Math or related field preferred.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Expertise with Python libraries like Tensorflow/Theano/Keras, Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and Seaborn.

  • Fluency in Unix/Linux environments, Python and ideally other standard bioinformatics tools (e.g. R, Perl, C, bash/csh/zsh, CUDA, OpenGL), ideally including hands-on experience with parallel processing.

  • Demonstrated expertise in computational analysis of large data sets, ideally in imaging.

  • Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on expertise with statistical descriptions of complex systems (e.g. energy, entropy, moments, etc.) and their theoretical underpinnings.

  • Prior experience with/training in medical imaging.

  • Experience building web applications/portals (e.g. Shiny Server or Python analogs).


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  • Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

EOE Statement



As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment.