Data Scientist

Remote (USA) /
Data Science /
Marigold Health is looking for a Data Scientist to develop novel NLP that can better serve patients. You will be pivotal to researching, building and testing the ML and NLP infrastructure within all parts of our organization. This work is perfect for someone with a few years of data science background who is excited to join our small, distributed team and make a significant impact on how we use data science. You’ll work with the executive team on a daily basis to enable data-driven decision making. If you’re excited about how technology can be used to support people through mental health and substance abuse treatment, we want to hear from you.   

About Marigold  
Marigold Health exists to give every person with a mental health or substance use condition a place to feel heard.  We have designed an asynchronous-first treatment program where patients support each other. We believe peers, individuals in recovery themselves who have received training to support others, can empower and engage those least likely to interact with current forms of care.   

What You'll Do

    • Setup data processing and annotation pipelines  
    • Implement and A/B test NLP models that run on patient and provider messages 
    • Build features that enable providers to see explanations for model results  
    • Work with engineers to make the backend ML infrastructure scalable 
    • Work with the product team to finalize and execute on the roadmap 
    • Assist Clinical Ops decisions with insights extracted from data  
    • Contribute to Marigold’s federal research grants 

    • Reporting, Schedule and Location: This is a FT opportunity reporting directly to our Chief Data Scientist. Most team members work virtually from home and are located on the east coast and internationally. You can work remotely from anywhere in United States but should expect to be available during east coast hours and occasionally travel to the company’s office in Boston, where our HQ is located, as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Travel costs will be covered by the company. We also have an office in Delaware.  

Your Skills

    • 3-5 years of data science experience, including 1-3 years in industry and at least 2 years of NLP experience
    • Strong experience with the Python data science stack: Pandas, scikit-learn, spaCy, PyTorch, etc.  

    • Preferred  
    • Background in Linguistics and/or Statistics  
    • Technical writing capabilities  
    • Prior experience with healthcare datasets  
    • Prior experience with data visualization   

Who You Are

    • Motivated by our mission to empower every patient with a mental health condition with their own voice and agency     
    • Proactive in self-directing work to areas of high impact    
    • Methodical and organized despite an unstructured environment     
    • Motivated by complex problems  

Why You'll Love This Role

    • Be directly involved with saving lives by deploying a first-of-its-kind treatment model    
    • Have a scalable impact as we expand nationally, using our technology to expand Marigold’s reach     
    • Contribute to and gain expertise from a diverse, interdisciplinary team that includes clinicians, data scientists, and peer workers

Compensation, Benefits and Culture

    • The base salary range for this role is $125-150K, depending on experience. In addition, as part of our founding team, this role will include ownership equity.  
    • Comprehensive healthcare coverage, including fully covered premiums for individuals (with the option to cover dependents for a cost) and a dedicated mental health benefit   
    • 4 weeks of PTO   
    • Computer and equipment provided   
    • Company travel budget and professional development budget  

Interview Process

    • After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the hiring manager and select members of the team. If it seems like we’re a good fit for each other, we will follow up and schedule a 15-30 minute phone call with one of our leaders to get to know you.  
    • If we jointly decide to move forward, you can plan to (virtually) attend a 45 video interview with the Chief Product Officer. The final stage would be to meet (2-4) other members of the team via video conference for additional conversations about your approach to collaboration, your relevant experience to current projects, and alignment with our values. All in, you can expect the time commitment for this stage to be 3-4 hours of synchronous interaction, scheduled to fit your needs.  
    • If you complete interviews, we will provide a decision or clear next step within five business days.  
    • We are ready to hire as soon as we find the right candidate. We can’t wait to meet you!  
More About Marigold
Marigold Health is an early-stage, rapidly growing startup providing services for a range of community based mental health and substance use treatment providers as well as national health insurers.  We collaborate with leading investigators at Brown University and Johns Hopkins and have been publicly recognized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the American Psychiatric Association.     
Our program is a combination of 1-1 coaching and 24/7 anonymous chat support groups accessed over phone, SMS, and app/web. On the backend, proprietary natural language processing tools scale our peer workforce by augmenting group moderation, automating patient outreach, and sending sentiment-based “alerts” to coordinate care with other providers. Following strong results from our first clinical studies, we are entering a period of rapid growth, and expect to expand from 2 states today to 12 by this time next year.  
Our core values are authenticity, candor, and ambition. Inclusion is at the core of what we do. We’re working to bring care to the most underserved and stigmatized patients. We actively welcome applicants from a wealth of different backgrounds (including but not limited to race, gender, educational background, and sexual orientation). We must have diversity on our team and in our mindsets to be successful in moving the needle on the deeply entrenched and systematic challenges we face.     
Marigold Health is an equal opportunity employer.   
Questions? Email Satya[at] for more info.