Full time Remote / Telecommute

Data Scientist

United States
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Salary: 85000-95000/yr USD
Created: February 29, 2024


At the Center for Open Science (COS), we build the tools to make it possible and easy for the research community to make scientific investigations' data, results, and outcomes open, transparent, and reproducible. Our team is dedicated to improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices to improve the accumulation and application of knowledge. The COS team moves quickly, identifies problems and creates solutions, encourages risk-taking, blends science and technology, and is collaborative, data-driven, and dedicated to openness.

We are looking for someone who is as passionate about open science as we are, and is ready to help drive change. This position will be responsible for strategic planning, implementation, and execution of the COS’s new Data Science effort. This includes the creation, maintenance, and shared understanding of a common framework for data insights across internal and external data sources at COS, including the Open Science Framework (OSF). The Data Scientist will also play a key role in creating and monitoring organizational indicators for strategic planning and facilitating cross-team collaboration and coordination. The Data Scientist will supervise a Data Analyst.


  • Serve as lead data strategist to identity and integrate data throughout the organization.

  • Work closely with the Engineering team in the access and development of OSF data endpoints.

  • Enable democratization of data science across teams, and potentially external stakeholders.

  • Oversee documentation of all processes, models, and activities by developing, documenting, and implementing good data management practices and data governance.

  • Implement, maintain, and troubleshoot workflows and pipelines to gather, analyze, and visualize data necessary for reporting organizational goals (e.g., indicators) with an aim of being able to make content publicly accessible.

  • Work closely with Research team members and contribute to the design and implementation of research studies that informs our continuous improvement of implementation of COS’s theory of change.


Required skills:

  • Advanced experience with data analysis tools to manipulate data and draw insights from large and small data sets (e.g., R, Python).

  • Experience with database solutions and data visualization tools

  • Experience articulating and translating business/strategy questions and using statistical techniques to arrive at an answer using available data

  • Experience with APIs and relational databases

  • Experience creating and implementing data pipelines, processes for data analysis and visualization, and for reporting out insights to the organization

  • Experience identifying and integrating data sources in various states of maturity

  • Advanced experience with data cleaning and validity for uniformity and accuracy.

  • Experience leading others in data specification and shared understanding of data access and utility

  • Experience with forecasting, statistical, and other analytical approaches to answer strategic questions


Required experience and/or degree:

  • Expertise (PhD or equivalent, such as Master’s degree with 3-5 years of experience) in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related discipline

  • Experience providing leadership and executing multi-year data science projects

  • Experience with personnel management preferred


Pay range: $85,000 - $95,000 Annually

This is a fully remote position with a requirement to attend up to 4 in person meetings per year. 

COS supports flexibility in work scheduling. Individuals who would like to work outside a 9am - 5pm Eastern Time (ET) schedule must work with their managers to establish core hours of availability. Modifications for different time zones will be considered for team collaboration.

Please apply by submitting a resume. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io. For information on COS, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at https://www.cos.io/careers.

Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account. Remote workers must be located within the U.S.

This position will remain open for applications until March 13, 2024.

COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.


Published: Friday, March 1, 2024 01:01 UTC

Last updated: Friday, March 1, 2024 01:01 UTC