Data Scientist


Danbury, CT

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


Less than 5 years

Posted 378 days ago

  by    Mukut Chatterjee

Title:                    Data Scientist

Location:            Danbury, CT

Job description:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive complex consulting statistical projects in Digital Marketing Analytics space for a large US based pharmaceutical client
  • Delivery management of analytics projects.
  • Transform client business problems into technical problems, translate business requirements and unstructured business issues into data analytic problems
  • Work with Data strategy team to identify data needs, sources, and structure to drive digital analytics
  • Track and communicate project risks, proactively broaden and deepen client relationships by managing client relations with senior-level clients

Technical Skills:

  • Solid technical skills are the basis for any data science work.
  • We expect high proficiency with standard coding languages such as SAS, Python, R and C++; familiarity with Unix-based systems, parallel computing, cloud-computing as well as big data platforms.
  • Analytical skills.
  • We expect exceptionally well-developed analytical skills as gained over the course in a highly quantitative field such as computer science, theoretical physics, mathematics or similar.
  • The candidate needs to have established a well-rounded academic profile demonstrating mastery over a broad range of analytical skills.
  • Furthermore, they need to have very strong scientific problem-solving skills to find approaches for problems that nobody solved before and think out of the box.

Business Skills:

  • To thrive in a corporate environment business skill are a key enabling factor.
  • The candidate need to be able to understand business problems quickly.
  • They need to be able to communicate in a business lingua when required and engage with business users on eye-level.
  • The candidate will also have well developed change management skills that effectively enable them to manage different business stakeholders over the course of a project.

Further Requirements:

  • Passion for science and scientific problem-solving paired with a strong appetite for solving challenging business questions.
  • Demonstrated strong business, analytical and technical expertise.
  • PhD in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related field.
  • Strong track record of successful data science projects
  • 3+ years of experience manipulating (large) datasets and using databases
  • 2-5years’ experience with a general-purpose programming language (such as SAS, R, Python, Hadoop MapReduce or otherbig data frameworks, Java).
  • Experience in the use of statistical packages and machine learning libraries
  • Demonstrable ability to quickly understand new analytical and mathematical concepts and to come out with original solutions to mathematical issues.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and communications skills to report back the findings in a clear, structured manner are required.
  • Knowledge of one or more business/functional areas.

Business competencies:

  • Change management, conceptual thinking, innovation, problem solving, team work, pro-activity

$120K - $140K