Data Scientist

Boston, Massachusetts
$100,000 - $120,000
May 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The job

Akili is seeking a hungry Data Scientist to join our innovative data research team. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in unleashing the value of novel, rich behavioral data from our gamified cognitive treatments and assessments, to improve patient outcomes. 

Here's what it entails

  • You will conduct statistical analyses on behavioral data to evaluate study/experiment results and inform product development;
  • Develop and implement algorithms underlying everything from targeted treatment interactions to rapid insight delivery;
  • Be an impactful part of a high-energy team focused on delivering a new paradigm in mobile health.

Here's what you need

  • A degree in statistics, software engineering, or computer science
  • 5+ years of experience analyzing data 
  • Demonstrable experience applying statistical analysis to experimental results, in a scientific, psychological, or user behavior context
  • Demonstrable experience producing presentations and reports, especially authorship on journal publications and abstracts
  • Demonstrable competency with one or more programing languages (especially Scala, Python, or Julia), ideally in the form of working examples of programs with accompanying source code
  • Demonstrable experience using statistical analysis software, preferably R
  • Familiarity with Bayesian approaches to inference and hypothesis testing
  • Familiarity with a broad range of machine learning techniques for predictive modeling
  • Experience with some the following tools and technologies
    • SQL, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Apache Spark, Zeppelin, Jupyter
    • Web-Visualization packages such as D3.js, Chart.js, Matplotlib, or similar

Akili - The company

Akili Interactive ( is creating an entirely new class of medicine that combines rigorous scientific validation with engaging video game mechanics.

We are pioneering the field of digital therapeutics, creating, producing, and validating digital medicines designed to directly treat disease.  Akili's flagship product,  Project: EVO, is based on technology developed at UCSF that was featured as the cover article in Nature under the headline "Game Changer".

Akili was founded by leading neuroscientists and top-tier game design veterans to create gaming experiences that are designed to have measurable health impacts in multiple patient populations. Akili has partnerships with top pharmaceutical companies, and has received recent recognition in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, and The Verge.

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