Senior Data Scientist

  • AstraZeneca
  • Milton, Cambridge CB4 0FZ, UK
  • 21/08/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Make a more meaningful impact to patients’ lives around the globe
Do you want to be part of a place that investing in the latest technology and at the same time be driving data science solutions and ideas that brings value to AstraZeneca?

Here you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines – for the world’s most complex diseases.

At AstraZeneca R&D, the convergence of digital technologies with health is already starting to transform how we develop and deliver life-changing medicines to patients. From creating patient-centric clinical trials today to augmenting patient outcomes with digital health solutions tomorrow, our long-term vision is to reimagine healthcare with the patient at the centre. Areas were we focus includes but is not limited to utilizing digital technology to drive patient experience, quality and speed in our clinical trial delivery and to augmenting patient outcomes using digital endpoint, diagnostics and therapeutics.

We are now looking for a curious Senior Data Scientist with a genuine interest in science, who wants to join our Device Enablement and AI team, where we apply cutting edge machine learning and AI methods to enable the digital transformation. This entails processing and analysing digital data streams from wearables, medical devices and mobile applications to shed light key aspects like patient experience, treatment response, disease progression and much more.

There’s no better time to join our global, growing enterprise as we lead the way for healthcare and society. Here you’ll be backed with everything you need to be at the forefront of digitising our organisation. Whether that’s working on the leading-edge, defining the future of Pharma or upskilling yourself in our Digital and Data Academy.

What you’ll do
We work on a flexible and varied portfolio of challenges that could include, but are not limited to:

  • Enabling Digital Health by developing an ecosystem of capabilities around remote monitoring, telemedicine, medical and wearable devices.

  • Researching and developing algorithms on high-frequency, near real-time data generated from wearable devices such as activity monitors, continuous glucose monitors, wearable ECG, SpO2, spirometry, audio and video.

  • Researching and developing end-to-end automation and inference pipelines using state-of-the-art serverless architectures in cloud platforms such as AWS.

  • Modelling patient behaviour and the patient journey to improve patient engagement, reduce drop-out and boost health outcomes.

These challenges will require you to:

  • Investigate the feasibility of, and deliver data science solutions and ideas that drive value to AstraZeneca

  • Apply a range of data science methodologies, developing novel data science solutions where off-the-shelf methodologies do not fit

  • Translate unstructured, complex business problems into the appropriate data problem, model and analytical solutions

  • Implement and maintain tools and algorithms in a manner which meets regulatory and evidential requirements

  • Clearly and objectively communicate results, as well as their associated uncertainties and limitations

Essential for the role

  • MSc or PhD statistics, mathematics, informatics, computer science, the physical sciences or related subject

  • Experience in data mining; machine learning; statistics and visualization

  • Computing skills: scientific computing and scripting (R, Python, Perl, Jupyter, Hadoop, AWS), software development, database design and coding

  • Understanding of algorithm design, development, optimization, scaling and application

  • Experience in data mining; machine learning; statistics and visualization

  • Customer focus - dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers

  • Integrity and trust - unwavering dedication to "doing the right thing"

  • Experience of end-to-end software tool/solution development and lifecycle management ideally including the RFI/RFP process, and experience with SCRUM/agile is desirable

Desirable for the role

  • Understanding of life sciences, with a preference for clinical drug development and the pharmaceutical environment

  • Experience in data-driven solution delivery and software lifecycle development practices including Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, DevOps and/or CI/CD.

  • Multiple published papers and/or patents, contribution to open source projects

  • Proficiency in version control in git, GitHub, BitBucket or similar

Why AstraZeneca
If your passion is science and you want to be part of a team that makes a bigger impact on patients’ lives, then there’s no better place to be. Here we truly understand science and apply it every day to strengthen and grow our pipeline.

So, what’s next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.
We will screen applications continuously we therefore welcome your application a soon as possible but no later than September 14, 2021.

Location: Gothenburg Sweden or Cambridge UK

Salary & Benefits: Competetive

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