General Information

Location: Karnataka, India, Remote

Organization: WCG

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:   In our Data & Analytics (D&A) organization, the Data Scientist plays a pivotal role in the development of analytics-driven solutions that optimize and streamline end-to-end clinical trial processes. Working closely with our D&A engineering team and clinical trial experts, this role will harness the power of cutting-edge technology and provide intelligence-based solutions to enhance decision-making in the clinical trial process. The Data Scientist is part of a team that is domain agnostic, working hands-on with structured as well as unstructured data, designing algorithms and implementing innovative capabilities that cater to an array of business use cases within our D&A function. As a core member of the D&A team, the Data Scientist will leverage the power of latest developments, tools, and libraries in the generative AI field to deliver clinical trial business solutions that are aligned to the organization’s strategic roadmap. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  The accountabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
  • Responsible for helping the organization discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data (open source, licensed and proprietary) and make smarter decisions to deliver excellent services and products. 
  • Apply data mining techniques, perform statistical analysis, and build high quality prediction systems integrated with existing and future services/products.
  • Select features, build, and optimize classifiers using machine learning techniques.
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems.
  • Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis.  Work with the engineer team to operationalize all processes.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Support team members developing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting of operational data in support of strategy and planning.
  • Provide support to stakeholders as required to efficiently and effectively model and forecast data and other relevant information to allow for the development of evidence-based strategies for inclusion into client deliverables.
  • Prepare clinical trial operational predictions/forecasts with appropriate guidance from internal clinical operational experts.
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to solve problems related to data analysis and delivery.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners in leading projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a quantitative discipline from an accredited institution

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSE/REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
None

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
  • 2+ years of progressive relevant work experience in:
  • Data analytics, market research, and/or data mining, preferably in developing feasibility and clinical trial development strategies 
  • Machine learning and deep learning techniques and algorithms
  • Common data science toolkits, ideally Python
  • 1+ years of practical experience:
  • Understanding and demonstrated experience mining, manipulating and presenting complex scientific data as it relates to clinical research or market analyses
  • Experience with NoSQL databases and data platforms (databricks, snowflake, etc.)
  • 6+ months experience analyzing large data sets, applying a variety of statistical techniques such as regression, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis; Bayesian Theory experience preferred 
  • Applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   None

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  0-5%

Physical and Sensory Requirements:  
The physical and sensory requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be offered to individuals with disabilities to assist in performing the essential functions of the position. Work activities involve light to moderate physical effort (for example, sitting in one place for extended periods of time, standing, walking, bending, lifting lightweight objects, intermittent to sustained periods of keyboarding).  Majority of time is spent in a seated position with frequent opportunity to move about at will.  Activities require a variety of easy muscle movements.  Work activities involve a frequent need to concentrate on a variety of sensory inputs for moderate to lengthy durations at a time requiring diligence and attention to interpret effectively.  There will be a need to attend to single or simultaneous tasks where accuracy of details is important.  The need for detailed and precise work is high.  

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