Data Scientist

Short Description

Novartis is looking for a Data Scientist who can collaborate with the RWE Research Analysts to scope and design projects under senior guidance.

Job Description

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Independently develop, modify and debug programming routines (such as SAS or R) along with complex SQL queries to extract, clean, manage, and analyze large databases for health outcomes research. Data sources include medical and pharmacy claims data, hospital data, electronic medical record data, and prospective observational study data.
  • Independently translate the study design into algorithms to extract, analyze and report secondary data for Non-Interventional Studies (NIS) or interactive data visualization tools.
  • Collaborate with the RWE Research Analysts to scope and design projects under senior guidance.
  • Use RWE tools such as R, R/shiny, SAS, Impala, git or JIRA.
  • Conduct observational data analyses including data management and statistical programming as well as the development of RWE dashboards.
  • Use machine learning and data mining techniques such as random forest, GBM, logistic regression, SVM, deep learning.
  • Be familiar with dimensional reduction and R packages such as ggplot, plotly or t-sne.
  • Independently maintain consistency and comply with company standards of the project documentation for observational studies and interactive data visualization tools, including programming, specifications of analysis datasets, tables, figures and listings.
  • Independently conduct quality reviews in compliance with company standards and processes upon various stages of the projects.
  • Independently support and contribute to standardization techniques in order to increase efficiency with deliverables.
  • Comply with project timelines together with the RWE Research Analysts and proactively alert the project manager or department leadership on any risks related to the deliverables and the timeline. Interact and engage with the customers on a regular basis by providing regular updates on the project progress under senior guidance.
  • Present results, project summaries, and analytical techniques to customers, stakeholders and internal audience under senior guidance.

Minimum requirements
  • BachelorÔ??s degree plus 2+ years of experience as a programmer or data scientist in the pharma industry, contract research organization, or academic institute; or experience in a closely related discipline
  • English fluent (oral and written)
  • At least 2 years of SAS or R professional programming experience for purposes of data manipulation, analysis and visualization.
  • An interest in developing programming, statistical, visualization and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities with a good understanding of statistical methods (regression, Anova, t-tests, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of SQL querying using at least one of the following Hive, Impala, MySQL, OracleSQL or similar.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and communicate overall timelines in order to efficiently produce high-quality deliverables.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills. Highly effective at providing input at meetings, discussions, and activities covering aspects of research data management and analysis on research projects.
  • A strong interest in working in pharma.
  • Open to experimentation and taking smart risks to support creative thinking that leads to practical solutions to healthcare and business challenges.

Data Scientist
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We use science-based innovation to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. We also aim to provide a shareholder return that rewards those who invest their money, time and ideas in our company.

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