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Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Machine Learning Data Scientist Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases.

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Job Description

Job Description

Are you a Data Scientist? Are you experienced in theoretical machine learning and looking to apply your expertise in a collaborative and challenging environment? Are you passionate about the future of healthcare? You might be the person we are looking for.

Our enterprise-wide data science and data strategy team is looking for an individual experienced in machine learning with deep statistical knowledge. You will have an exceptional opportunity to serve as a subject matter expert in machine learning applied to high-impact business questions across clinical, commercial, and general and administrative functions. You will work on a highly collaborative, centralized team of data scientists, engineers, and strategists to deliver data products that drive value and impact for our highest priority business needs.

Responsibilities include:

* Work with a team of data scientists and cross functional partners to collaboratively develop solutions
* Apply ML and other statistical approaches to generate insights on structured and unstructured data
* Provide ML expertise in the design and delivery of data products for broad consumption by business partners
* Mentor and support the training of technical and non-technical teams in data science and machine learning
* Participate in the broader data science community to stay current with methodology, software, and data development and availability
* Communicate and visualize the output of analyses, including both written and verbal communication, to business leaders and non-technical audiences
* Conceptualize and deploy data science solutions for business questions
* Bring an entrepreneurial mindset, openness, transparency, and collegiality to your everyday work

Minimum Qualifications

* PhD in a computational and quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics, computer science, biomedical informatics, genetics, physics, epidemiology, health economics) or Master's Degree in a similar field of study
* Deep understanding in ML, including strong knowledge of the mathematical underpinnings behind various methods (e.g. regression techniques, neural networks, decision trees, clustering, pattern recognition, dimensionality reduction)
* Proven experience in applied statistics and ML in a business setting
* Deep understanding of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (R, Python, JavaScript) and open-source technologies (Linux, TensorFlow, Hadoop, and Spark)
* Experience in effective data visualization approaches and a keen eye for detail in the visual communication of findings
* Comfort working and communicating with non-technical teams to translate business questions to analytically actionable questions
* A strong desire to build meaningful solutions for a life sciences business
* Task oriented with ability to set goals and complete deliverables
* Ability to collaborate and work closely with a team of technical and non-technical individual contributors

Preferred Qualifications:

* Domain knowledge of clinical data, real-world data, or life sciences-related research data
* Expertise in other data science-related tools (e.g. SQL, Tableau, D3)


About Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases.

5000 employees
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

50 northern avenue

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