Barton Associates

Lead Data Scientist

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Data & Analytics
Regular Full-Time
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Doctor shortages are one of the biggest healthcare challenges in America today and as our Lead Data Scientist you’ll be directly working at Barton to solve it.

As our Lead Data Scientist you will work closely with Barton leadership to drive commercial growth for the organization by combining your advanced technical skills, consulting, and business acumen. This is a great role for someone who wants to thrive at the intersection of machine learning and business.

Your primary focus will be to improve our medical provider (think doctors, dentists, nurses, etc.) recruiting with a mix of external and internal analytics. Typical problems for this role will solve include:

  • Which providers are most likely to work with Barton?
  • Which providers would be the best fit for a posted listing?
  • What is the best time, channel, and message to engage with providers?
  • What is the optimal outreach and engagement strategy for a provider?
  • How many providers should a recruiter work with?
  • What future specialties do we need to start focusing on today for needs tomorrow?


And the most exciting part of all of this is that the team is new, so you’ll be leaving your mark on a blank canvas in a high performing company looking to break through to the next level of growth.


  • Partners with business to understand challenges related to provider recruiting and translate business problems into mathematical problems
  • Leads discovery sessions and workshops to get at root causes and ensure we work to provide the right solutions to the right challenges
  • Works closely with Talent Development to develop training and support content to drive sustained engagement with Data Science capabilities before, during, and after launch
  • Conducts retrospective analysis to identify relationships that lead to better recruiting outcomes
  • Develops predictive models that lead to better decision making by business partners
  • Leverages and creates AI capabilities as for personal and colleague use, e.g., train an LLM to help with phone call preparation
  • Collaborate with data engineering, SalesForce, and IT teams to scale capabilities\
  • Approaches Data Science with a user-centric, product-inspired perspective
  • Mentor junior data scientists


  • 6 to 10 years of professional experience in predictive modeling, data science, machine learning
  • Fluency with data science tools, e.g., SQL, Python, R and ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Hands on experience with explainable machine learning, e.g., Shapley
  • Experience building and deploying data science capabilities at scale via standalone applications, e.g., Shiny, Django, Flask, Angular or by embedding in business systems, e.g., SalesForce
  • Proven track record of unstructured problem solving, e.g., “Acme asked me to help them find their ‘best’ customers…”
  • Fluency with both regression and classification problems and proven ability to explain them to nontechnical audiences
  • Experience working with Large Language Models, e.g., ChatGPT, to develop internal capabilities, e.g., training an LLM to recommend products
  • Ability to engage with business audiences at a variety of levels, e.g., this role will be expected to present to our CEO periodically
  • Willingness to work in both back office / heads down as well as front office / interpersonal capacities, e.g., you’d equally enjoy building a model and leading trainings on how to use it

Company Overview

The United States is currently facing a significant and escalating shortage of physicians, with projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges indicating a potential shortfall of 124,000 doctors by 2034. As a result, the demand for healthcare staffing services has risen considerably. As a stable and thriving industry, healthcare staffing offers numerous employment opportunities, including roles in recruiting, sales, marketing, IT, finance, HR, analytics, and legal.  


Barton Associates is a leading provider of healthcare staffing solutions that aims to address this shortage of medical providers across the country. Established in 2001, Barton has evolved into one of the largest, most influential, and efficient healthcare staffing organizations in the US. With a workforce of over 750 professionals operating out of nine offices across seven states, our sustained growth and accomplishments enable our clients to provide essential healthcare to individuals and their families.


Barton Associates is committed to equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. Barton Associates is an E-Verify employer in the United States. Barton Associates is committed to employing people with disabilities and accordingly will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Human Resources Department at "HR@bartonassociates[dot]com" or 978-513-7100.


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