Data Scientist

  • Illumina
  • England, UK
  • 28/08/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Join a growing and successful data science team at the heart of our regional EMEA commercial organisation.

You will enjoy the benefits of a world-class Business Intelligence infrastructure, great data governance and leading class reporting and analysis tools.

You’ll also have easy access to a global network of friendly and supportive peer data scientists, business analysts and statisticians and supported by an executive and management team enthusiastic and determined to make Illumina an analytic led organisation.

This role would be great for someone who is enthusiastic about using their data science knowledge and skills to develop innovative, data driven solutions – applied to interesting business problems, challenges and opportunities – which help make smarter business decisions.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth (our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $3.3 billion in 2018) but our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years - If you believe you would thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Use data exploration and datamining tools to analyse data from multiple angles, looking for trends and insights that highlight areas of concerns or opportunities
  • Apply advanced analytics and data science techniques to answer critical business questions and uncover new growth opportunities
  • Promote the culture of analytics in EMEA across business functions to foster connected thinking and drive business performance
  • Collaborate with business partners, understanding their business and analysis requirements enabling achievement of commercial outcomes through the applications of data science
  • Lead and contribute to commercial analytics projects producing meaningful insights that drives actions and outcomes

All about you

  • Statistically astute, highly analytical and creative, willing to learn and develop advanced skills in data science
  • Analytical skills with an emphasis on business data
  • Problem solving and investigative skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Results-driven, goal-oriented mindset
  • Systematic approach to address complicated problems
  • Strong team player
  • Good communication skills and ability to convey complex ideas clearly and simply
  • Knowledge of one or more data science techniques (statistics, ML, predictive modelling, simulations, etc) and experience with applications
  • Experience in programming and coding in R or Python

You’ll join a culture fuelled by innovation, collaboration and openness, with the established global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Like you, we know the importance of your role and offer you a collaborative and supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to continually develop your own skills and knowledge, along with embracing innovation and change.

If you want to make a difference, Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome - If that inspires you, let’s talk.


Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.