Fairview Health Services System Director Data Science & Advanced Analytics in Minneapolis, Minnesota


The System Director of Data Science and Advanced Analytics will develop and lead Fairview’s enterprise advanced analytics practice. As we transform towards being a data-driven organization, this leader will be responsible for maturing and enabling Fairview’s computational and advanced analysis approaches (e.g., statistical, datamining, artificial intelligence, various other methodologic approaches) to solve business problems, as appropriate. Our ability to address a number of important healthcare challenges is highly dependent upon developing and expanding these capabilities. This leader will establish and mature a data science and advanced analytics practice, advise on the roadmap to support advanced analysis methodologies and technologies, and provide advanced analysis consultative services to various analytic, technology and business functions. This individual will also play a key role in increasing the use of experimental design and evaluation approaches to generate validated insights, addressing “big data” challenges associated with healthcare data, identifying and augmenting internal and external data sources, and contributing to the maturation of the overall analytics practice to provide increasingly insightful and predictive capabilities including analytic team development.

Responsibilities/Job Description

This leader will partner with various data customers, organizational leaders and project teams. This position requires advanced knowledge of the healthcare industry, data governance and stewardship, biomedical terminologies, and the analytic needs and challenges in healthcare. In creating and adapting solutions, this leader and their team will work closely with technology and analysis team(s) to enable and determine optimal delivery mechanisms for associated insights along the data to knowledge and insight continuum.




  • PhD or Master’s Degree with equivalent skills, expertise, and experience in informatics, data science, computer science, public health, biostatistics or statistics, or related degree program

  • Expert level of knowledge, skills, and training in statistical, datamining, and other advanced data science techniques including evaluation considerations.

  • Expert level of knowledge, skills, and training in multiple analytic tools, languages, platforms and computational techniques/considerations needed to lead a data science and advanced analytics function for a healthcare organization.


  • At least eight years of previous related data experience, preferably in a provider (healthcare delivery) environment.

  • Minimum 4 years leadership, preferably in data analytics, data science, computer science, or information technology.

  • At least 4 years of analyzing and communicating complex data and information with business stakeholders including senior leaders in a simple, understandable, relevant, and actionable manner.

  • At least two years of project/program leadership and a clear understanding of project management life cycle.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-21817

Profession Executive Professional

Speciality Leadership/Management/Executive

Location Fairview offices at 2101 Kennedy

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Informatics and Analytics