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Shire U.S. Commercial Associate Data Scientist in Lexington, Massachusetts
The purpose of this role is to partner with the respective Franchise analytics teams to ensure high quality analytic insights, recommendations, and data usage for the supported therapeutic area.
Key responsibilities include:
Execute analytics to support Multi-Channel, Patient, Payer/Provider, Life Cycle, Field Force, and Forecasting
Determine the ideal methodology to apply for each analysis or process based on data availability and limitations
Develop, validate and deploy predictive and diagnostic solutions using reusable code and computing paradigms
Derive insights and recommendations from research and analyses that address both stated and unstated business questions
Use statistical approaches, such as ANOVA, etc., leveraging statistical analysis toolsets, such as R, SPSS and SAS
Process and analyze large health-related datasets ranging from small to Big Data and integrate and analyze Structured, Semi-structured, and Unstructured data
Use tools for accessing, synthesizing, analyzing and reporting data
- Work with database technologies, SQL, NLP, data engineering, Hadoop Zoo, Kibana, visualization tools, graph analysis
Act as SME resource for broader Advanced Analytics community within supported therapeutic areas
Foster common data-driven viewpoints between stakeholders with divergent views and objectives
Connect technical and data skills to business needs to identify improvements with the project lifecycle
Work with peers to ensure that resulting code is compliant and supports standardization whenever possible
Proactively deliver analyses and reports based on timing for key planning processes
Meet Franchise Leadership expectations by delivering work on time and within scope
Fulfill assigned role within a project team delivering to expectations
Ensure Shire ethics and compliance are continuously met
Job Function and Description
Deliver recommendations built on models and analytics
Develop data environment
Education and Experience Requirements
BA/BS degree in business, life sciences, or related technical discipline
Master’s in statistics, mathematics, computer science, applied economics, computational biology, computational informatics, or medical informatics preferred
5+ years’ of relevant analytical or healthcare experience preferred
Preferred Programming skills:
Uses Statistical Modelling: e.g. SPSS, SAS, R
Machine Learning Tools: e.g. Spark
Visualization: e.g. QlikView/QlikSense, Tableau
Data Environment: e.g. Datameer (Hadoop)
Experience with large scale database applications (e.g., Oracle, Hadoop, Teradata)
Experience detailing Big Data environment requirements
Familiar with advanced data science methods
Demonstrated proficiency with statistical methods, e.g. ANCOVA, two-tailed p-test, descriptive statistics, etc.
Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
Practiced skills in creating appropriate logic that answers stated and unstated business questions
In-depth analytical and critical thinking skills to resolve issues efficiently and effectively
Experienced in selecting and applying the appropriate methodology based on business need and data
Demonstrable comfort using and applying structured statistical modeling tools and additional analytical modules or add-ons
Expertise in writing reusable code to customize statistical models
Understanding of goals and needs of supported functions
Able to identify stakeholder needs through voice of customer and relevant data collection
Experience in generating insights and recommendations from research and analyses that address both stated and unstated business questions
Experienced in presenting insights and conclusions from complex information in an easy to understand way
Able to maintain an impartial point of view
Builds marketing and sales leadership’s confidence through active listening, asking questions and accurately paraphrasing their needs and expectations
Proactively engages with stakeholders to build relationships.
Recognizes the need to modify communication styles to fit diverse audiences with various levels of expertise
Fulfills assigned role within a project team delivering to expectations
Complexity and Problem Solving
Technical, data and analysis related decisions are within the incumbent’s authority. For business and stakeholder related decision he/she consults with the Advanced Analytics Lead
Internal and External Contacts
Internal Business Partner Contacts
Advanced Analytics Community in Franchises
U.S. Commercial Operations functions (Sales Operations, Marketing Operations, Learning and Development)
IT, Regulatory, Medical, Compliance
External Vendor Contracts
Service Providers / Consultants
Technology Solution Implementation Vendors
Other Job Requirements
- 10% domestic travel may be required.
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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.