Job Description


We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Associate Data Science Director that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us


Summary, Focus and Purpose:

The Associate Data Science Director assists the Global Medical and Scientific Affairs (GMSA) organization in discovering information hidden in data to make data driven strategic decisions for the organization.


This role requires a unique combination of skills to gain the trust of therapeutic area and regional colleagues, an innovative mindset to think through novel ways to help the organization make better decisions, and the ability to execute on the idea by gathering the necessary data and building the necessary statistical models. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual with strong business acumen along with technical competence.


Key Functions:

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to understand the needs of GMSA
  • Identifies appropriate data sources to address the needs of GMSA
  • Designs and develops analyses (e.g., descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive) to draw inferences and conclusions to inform decision-making for GMSA
  • Ensures high quality, rigorous and readily interpretable deliverables
  • Develops data visualizations and presentation decks to communicate findings
  • Provides recommended actions with stakeholders from senior and executive leadership teams
  • Contributes toward a collaborative environment where the Medical Data Analytics Center Team 1) maintains an entrepreneurial spirit 2) has a strong understanding of healthcare data and technology 3) can identify and use new data sources
  • Stays well informed of the latest trends in the field through continuous learning and proactively championing new methods to help solve critical and emerging medical affairs problems and drive medical affairs activities
  • Collaborates and partners with peers in other functions (Human Health (HH), Center of Observational and Real-World Evidence, etc.) on cross-functional analytics projects and to drive efficiencies in developing innovative quantitative analyses
  • Manages external vendors



  • Required | Bachelor degree (computer science, physics, mathematics, actuarial science, or equivalent) with nine years relevant job experience
  • Preferred | Master degree (computer science, physics, mathematics, actuarial science, or equivalent) with five years relevant job experience or PhD (computer science, physics, mathematics, actuarial science, or equivalent) with one year relevant job experience


Experience | Skills | Knowledge:



  • Demonstrated experience in Advanced Analytics, Statistical Modeling, NLP, AI, Machine Learning
  • Principled verbal and written communications
  • Experience with R, Python, SAS, or similar coding applications | Using SQL and SQL relational databases | Analyzing real-world data assets including EMR and EHR
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to succinctly translate complex ideas and analytical results into actionable insights and recommended actions
  • Strong presentation, listening and attention to detail skills
  • Experience in building effective cross-functional partnerships and working across global teams | Ability to influence peers and leaders
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a high degree of initiative, innovative thinking, and intellectual curiosity
  • High degree of personal integrity



  • Strong business acumen in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in Global Medical Affairs | Using CMS quality data | Exposure to payer analytics or Market Access analytics
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience with visualization software such as Tableau, Spotfire, Qlik, or related
  • Exposure to Big Data technology such as AWS Redshift
  • Experience with Cloud Computing services (e.g., AWS) | Using version control and object-oriented programming | Medical coding

$144,320.00 – $227,100.00

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