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Senior Data Scientist

Company: Pfizer
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:


The DSRD data operations group's primary objective is to support the DSRD Data Strategy by developing platforms and services that optimize the reuse of data across domains to enable new scientific insights and strengthen portfolio decision making. This position will be responsible for working with the Data Operations Lead, and other members of the Data Operations team data group within DSRD, DSRD colleagues, and Digital & Technology in executing the strategy. The position will support DSRD colleagues across the US sites (Groton CT, Cambridge MA, Pearl River NY, and La Jolla CA)


  • This position will leverage their expertise to support the Data Operations team in navigating the existing data framework within DSRD, supporting ongoing data initiatives within DSRD and across WRD, and helping develop and implement new data related solutions.This will include working closely with partners outside of DSRD such as Digital & Technology and external vendors.
  • This position will provide technical expertise required to develop solutions that are geared towards streamlining the data aggregation and retrieval process, enabling DSRD scientists to access data in a timely manner and provide high throughput solutions for data visualization and analysis.
  • This position will assist in creating and sustaining innovative approaches to analyze, transfer, map, catalog, search, configure, and integrate data and information for reuse.The position will also become the resident expert of the data systems that are utilized by DSRD.
  • This position will be responsible for extending and enhancing the current visualization capabilities of the current set of data within DSRD and across WRD.



    Bachelor or Master (preferred) Degree in Biological Sciences, Information Technology, Data Science or related field.


    • At least 2 years relevant data management, mining, visualization, analysis or reporting experience
    • At least 2 years relevant database programming experience in SQL, SAS, or R, Python programming
    • Relevant experience with data visualization tools (SpotFire preferred)
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills needed to interact with business groups globally as well as technical delivery and support teams
    • Ability to present technical information to a non-technical, scientific audience
    • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal technology partners and external vendors


      • All or part of relevant experience working with Biopharmaceutical (non)clinical data
      • Understanding and experience on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, or machine learning projects
      • Knowledge of (non)clinical drug research, development and global regulatory submission processes
      • Relevant experience working in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) environment
      • Understanding of CDISC regulatory requirements and relevant data standards; CDISC knowledge and experience are preferable


        Some (5-10%) travel within US to DSRD sites

        Sunshine Act

        Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

        EEO & Employment Eligibility

        Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

        Other Job Details:

        • Additional Location Information: Position can be based onsite in Cambridge MA, La Jolla CA, or Groton CT
        • Eligible for Relocation Package: yes
        • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes

          N (Other) (United States of America)Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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