Senior Data Scientist: Health Economics

Thyme Care

Thyme Care

Data Science
Nashville, TN, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024


Thyme Care is on a mission to ensure every cancer patient receives the highest-quality care. By collaborating across the cancer care community, we’re improving access, experience, and outcomes while lowering the total cost of care for everyone.

Thyme Care partners with health plans, employers, and risk-bearing providers to assume accountability for enhanced care quality, improved health outcomes, and reduced total cost of care. Our approach combines a technology-enabled Care Team and seamless integration with providers, creating a hybrid collaborative care delivery model that guides and supports the entire patient journey. Thyme Care empowers over 400 oncologists nationwide through purpose-built tech, advanced data analytics, and virtual patient engagement, driving better care and outcomes in value-based arrangements. Thyme Care is a founding member of CancerX, and is backed by leading investors. To learn more about how Thyme Care is enabling the shift to value-based care in oncology, visit


  • Drive the development and maintenance of financial models that map the organization’s clinical and operational activities to outcomes that drive Thyme Care’s financial performance.
  • Work cross-functionally with department leads to identify important measurement gaps for key performance indicators.
  • Develop identification strategies that allow for consistent and actionable tracking of operational outcomes and facilitate the adoption of new measures by internal stakeholders.
  • Execute analyses and develop models that allow Thyme Care to quantify the financial and risk trade-offs between different contract features in value-based arrangements.
  • Drive the standardization of measurement definitions across the organization and champion best practices in analytic reporting.
  • Support recurring annual financial reconciliations of value-based contracts, coordinating internal data resources and directly interfacing with actuarial and finance teams for existing customers.
  • Oversee the development and recurring reporting of Thyme Care’s savings forecasts and drive analyses to explore areas of underperformance for executive leadership and board meeting presentations.


  • Experience with cost of care or clinical outcomes target setting process either at a payer, integrated healthcare system, managed care organization or value-based care organizations.
  • Developed financial models and/or forecasts in Excel that evaluate the cost of care impact of changing provider networks design and clinical intervention.
  • A strong understanding of financial and clinical metrics used in healthcare and strong working knowledge of industry standards for presenting data.
  • Familiarity with BI Tools like Looker, Tableau, Qliksense.
  • Experience using SQL or another coding language to pull and transform data in a structured manner from large healthcare claims databases.
  • Good coding and data hygiene and high standards for documenting.
  • A strong quantitative background with formal training in Statistics, Actuarial Sciences, Econometrics, etc….
  • Have had prior experience working cross-functionally to drive standards around reporting and or measurement definitions.
  • Experience working across organizations, building rapport with data teams as well as downstream consumers.
  • Strong communication and critical thinking ability, having demonstrated the ability to articulate the “Here’s What”, the “So What”, and the “Now What” to executive audiences or external parties.
  • Prior experience with Python or other Programming Languages is a plus


  • Act with our members in mind. Thyme Care’s mission, and in particular, our member experience, matters deeply to you.
  • Move with purpose. You’re biased to action. You know how to identify and prioritize your initiative’s needs, and do what it takes to ensure that urgent and important needs are acted on immediately.
  • Comfort with ambiguity. You have a proven track record of success within scaling businesses, fast-paced environments, and startups. You understand that rapid changes to the business, strategy, organization, and priorities are par for the course.
  • Expertise. You have a solid understanding of healthcare data and financial concepts, and are able to use analytic methods to drive tactical decisions and strategic plans. You’re an expert in right sizing solutions and tailoring your communication to your audience.


At Thyme Care, our core values—Act with our members in mind, Move with purpose, and Seek diverse perspectives—guide us in everything we do. They anchor our business decisions, including how we grow, the products we make, and the paths we choose—or don’t choose.

We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of all individuals. As a provider of cancer care navigation, we recognize that those with cancer constitute a vulnerable population at risk of contracting COVID-19. As such, Thyme Care employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, subject to conflicting laws and exemptions based on medical or religious objections.

Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and are one part of the total compensation package that also includes equity, benefits, and other opportunities at Thyme Care. Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, geography, and balancing internal equity relative to other Thyme Care employees. In accordance with New York City law, the base salary for this role if filled within New York City is $160,000-$180,000. The salary range could be lower or higher than this if the role is hired in another location or at a different level. We also believe that your personal needs and preferences should be taken into consideration so we allow some choice between equity and cash.

We recognize a history of inequality in healthcare. We’re here to challenge the status quo and create a culture of inclusion through the care we give and the company we build. We embrace and celebrate a diversity of perspectives in reflection of our members and the members we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer.