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Clinical Scientist, Epidemiology, Google Health

Company: Google Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field
  • 2 years of experience as an independent health researcher or public health practitioner
  • Experience in epidemiology focused on public health
  • Experience contributing to the community of quantitative research in health, including high-quality peer-reviewed publications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience designing and conducting real-world evaluations in non-randomized settings, including methodological expertise in causal inference
  • Experience with machine learning applied to epidemiological problems
  • Experience in one or more of the following: product development, health technology, consumer-focused digital health, and/or experience working with or in government or a regulatory agency
  • Experience working in complex, ambiguous environments with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to directly implement analyses using tools such as Python or R

About the job

The Clinical Team helps Google achieve its mission by providing clinical leadership, insights, and guidance for the development of products, services, and research that help everyone live more life every day. It supports products across Google that touch the health and well-being of people on a global scale. It is a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals, as well as clinical researchers, public health experts, and people who have run health systems, forming a global team with experience across every layer of health. This team works closely with other groups within Google and across Alphabet.

You are an experienced, quantitative healthcare scientist with a demonstrated track record in epidemiology. You have a deep understanding of traditional evaluative models, with experience of applying this lens to new technologies such as machine learning approaches in health.

As a clinical scientist, you'll develop approaches for measuring impact that help drive products that help improve health journeys for users. You'll utilize not only your scientific expertise, but also your excellent listening, communication, and leadership skills to appropriately shape measurement, evaluation, and discovery that help shape the content, design, and execution of products.

You are highly experienced in working cross functionally, ideally with experience in working with non-clinical teams such as software design, engineering, product management, regulatory affairs and research teams. You will have a demonstrable background working as an epidemiologist, including with peer-reviewed publications, with recognized expertise in research methods and their impact on public health and healthcare.

Google Health has made major advances in healthcare research, such as detecting eye disease more quickly and accurately than experts, planning cancer radiotherapy treatment in seconds rather than hours, and working to detect patient deterioration before it happens with electronic records.

Fundamental research is at the core of Google Health - the multidisciplinary team collaborates with partners to publish novel research in renowned scientific journals. They then work to apply this research into the medical field, whether through Streams, our clinical assistant app, or other clinical hardware and products developed in Google. Working alongside colleagues across Google, you'll help make this vision a reality.


  • Partner closely with product and research teams to co-design and conduct methodologically rigorous evaluations and impact assessments for a range of health- and public-health-related efforts.
  • Provide epidemiological expertise to relevant Google product and research teams, ensuring rigorous study design and appropriate epidemiological methods are incorporated into the teams' work and products.
  • Identify relevant advances in the field, and bring these to bear on research and product development.
  • Serve as an internal and external voice for Google Health's work related to epidemiology and public health.

Keywords: Google Inc., Palo Alto , Clinical Scientist, Epidemiology, Google Health, Other , Palo Alto, California

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