ASPIRE Internship: axialHealthcare- Research Data Scientist, Nashville, TN

Angela Zito
August 15, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Research Data Scientist Intern
209 10th Ave. S.
Suite 332
Nashville, TN 37203

axialHealthcare is transforming the lives of patients in pain and revolutionizing the delivery of pain care through insightful data analysis, data modeling, and creation of effective cloud-based platforms. We are currently seeking energetic, highly motivated, part-time interns enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate program in biomedical science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or related field. At axialHealthcare, you will work in an open, fast-paced environment, witness and actively contribute to the growth of a small start-up company, develop and refine communication skills with cross-functional teams, gain business acumen, and delve into the exciting and highly-marketable world of big data analytics. Apply your academic research skills in the workplace!

Opportunities for Growth:

  • Improve and/or save lives of patients
  • Enhance cost savings for our clients
  • Develop knowledge about healthcare, claims, and small business environments
  • Learn structured query language (SQL) and python programming
  • Explore large datasets and database management/design

Projects at axialHealthcare

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Internship Responsibilities and Job Functions

axialHealthcare interns perform tasks such as reviewing and organizing literature, performing descriptive statistics using python and SQL, brainstorming testable hypotheses, designing and implementing models, creating graphs, charts, and other visualizations for clients and leadership, creating and running quality assurance (QA) tests on code, and documenting code.


About axialHealthcare

axialHealthcare provides health insurers with interoperable big data advanced analytics, network solutions, and a connect platform to improve clinical and economic outcomes for patients in pain. We began as a group of physicians, scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs passionately committed to helping patients in pain and have grown to a company of over 20 employees. We are located in downtown Nashville, TN, in Cummins Station. Visit us at



  • Internship will be flexible between September and December, 2017. (appx 12 weeks, with the option to extend pending review).
  • Internship is paid, part-time (8-10hrs per week on site, more hours possible as desired by candidate)
  • Applicants must submit and pass a urine drug screen and sign Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements with axialHealthcare.


Applications due by: midnight, Monday, August 28th, 2017

Extended!  Due: noon, Monday, September 18th, 2017 


  • See printable company flyer here.
  • Fill out the following ASPIRE Internship Application found here: (
  • Submit a resume (standard 2 page, no CVs, please) and cover letter (optional) to Ashley Brady at ashley.brady@vanderbilt.eduPlease submit documents as pdfs with your last name_axial_Fa 2017 in the file name and with subject line: ASPIRE Internship:axialHealthcare)
  • Schedule a meeting with Ashley Brady prior to the application deadline


Your information will then be passed along to the company who will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (


Please review ASPIRE Internship FAQs: Found here
​For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be a current Vanderbilt University PhD student or a current postdoctoral fellow.
  • All PhD students must have completed all coursework for their degree prior to the start of the internship.
  • Biomedical PhD students must also have passed their qualifying exams before the application deadline.
  • Students and postdocs may not participate in more than one internship at a time.  More than one application may be submitted at a single time, but only one position can be accepted. 
  • If you are not in a department supported by the BRET office, we will also require that you complete a form guaranteeing PI approval to participate in this program.  Please contact Ashley Brady at for more information.
  • If you are an international student or postdoctoral fellow, your visa status may affect your work eligibility. Please contact Ashley Brady ( to discuss this further.