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Google Research Scientist, Health Behavior, Fitbit in San Francisco, California

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, other quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience

  • 2 years of experience in one of the following languages: Python, C/C++, or Java

  • 2 years of experience in statistical machine learning models, algorithms, and data analysis

  • 2 years of experience in exploring and manipulating scale structured/unstructured data

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge in behavior science and/or behavioral economics

  • Excellent data analysis, visualization, rapid prototyping, and validation skills

  • Passion for wellness, health, equity, and accessibility

As a Research Scientist, you will design, implement, and analyze behavior change interventions to help innovate what devices and mobile can do to help users live healthier lives. In particular, you will explore Fitbit Health Behavior and Signals Data and identify behavior change interventions that are data and machine learning (ML) driven and informed by behavior science.

In this role, you will initiate and lead research studies and coordinate with Clinical and Product teams. You will also explore data, formulate ML problems, and build robust models. You'll also create compelling visualizations, design properly controlled experiments, and run analyses. Additionally, you will document your work, present work to various stakeholders and at conferences, and publish your findings in scientific journals.

Fitbit’s wide range of innovative products, including smartwatches, trackers, and a smart scale, help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their health and fitness goals. Coupled with our leading software and Fitbit Premium, our immersive platform experience delivers personalized experiences, insights, and guidance to support our users’ health and wellness. Fitbit’s mission has always been to help make everyone in the world healthier and now, as part of Google we’ll be able to make health even more accessible to everyone.

  • Explore Fitbit Health Behavior and Signals Data, and identify behavior change intervention opportunities.

  • Build machine learning algorithms for intervention.

  • Partner with cross-disciplinary teams to prototype interventions that feature ML algorithms and run experiments. Analyze efficacy of these interventions.

  • Communicate complex scientific concepts and results to a variety of audiences in written, verbal, and presentation formats.

  • Follow up on the latest in health behavior, cardiovascular, metabolic, mental, and sleep health literature.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy (https://careers.google.com/eeo/) and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form (https://goo.gl/forms/aBt6Pu71i1kzpLHe2) .