Data Scientist

Confidential Company  •  Worcester, MA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Life Sciences & Research

$100K - $110K
Posted on 08/12/17 by Deepan Raj
Worcester, MA
5 - 7 years experience
Life Sciences & Research
$100K - $110K
Posted on 08/12/17 by Deepan Raj

Job Title: Data Scientist

Location: Worcester, MA

Job Type: Full-time Permanent


As a Data Scientist, you will be part of a cross-functional team building and delivering innovative products.

You will use Advanced Analytics methods along with your project management skills to assist in developing new approaches to complex business problems and thus make an impact on the company’s success. This is a high profile position that could involve partnering with leadership.

You will need to have great communication skills where you can present complex technical topics in simple business language.

Are you:

  • Logical – Someone who is intellectually curious and able to utilize, organize and synthesize data of various types and sources
  • A Problem Solver – Someone who is interested in partnering with the business to understand their needs and utilize advanced analytics to develop effective solutions
  • Passionate – Someone who has a drive to not only succeed personally, but to make an impact and contribute to the success of our rapidly growing business
  • A Liaison – Someone who is a good listener, able to gather requirements from the business and then communicate back to the business a technical solution in non-technical terms
  • Agile – Someone who can adapt to the changing environment of our business and the marketplace in general, re-prioritze effectively, and integrate new techniques and tools into your everyday work


  • Business Partnership:  Translates business needs into established business goals and measures of success.  Delves deeply into a varying array of large data sources, determining the appropriate data for the analysis to be performed, discovering issues, identifying potential uses, and preparing for analysis
  • Data Management:  Works with and streamlines established data warehouses, initiates new development of databases, production data, and available tools to build strategic datasets in support of key initiatives.  Establishes and systematically performs processes to assess and validate data accuracy
  • Advanced Analytics:  Under limited supervision, ascertains and executes plans to build, implement and maintain predictive models using available tools and programming languages.  Monitors and provides feedback on model performance and recalibrates model as necessary
  • Project Management:  Independently gathers requirements from appropriate business partners for project, including necessary data for analysis to be performed.  Develops project plans, executes on deliverables within agreed upon timeframes, manages deadlines, communicates progress and makes recommendations to address issues
  • Communication:  Communicates results and subsequent implications to peers and business partners, summarizing analysis findings, in order to build a business case


Basic Qualifications

  • At least a PhD OR a Master’s Degree  in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science (or related fields) and a minimum of 1 yearexperience OR a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience
  • At least 1 yearexperience in programming languages for large scale data and predictive analysis (predictive modeling, machine learning or data mining) 
  • At least 1 yearexperience with machine learning 
  • At least 1 yearexperience with relational databases 
  • At least 1 yearexperience with SQL 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in programming languages for large scale data and predictive analysis (predictive modeling, machine learning or data mining) 
  • 3+ years’ experience with machine learning 
  • 3+ years’ experience with relational databases 
  • 3+ years’ experience with SQL 
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