Acoustic Data Scientist (contract)

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Acoustic Data Scientist


The Manager, Acoustic Data Scientist role is a USA/MA-based role. She/he is responsible for designing and building ML-based analytical platforms for one or more projects that will identify and develop scientific and technological solutions for validating and qualifying novel digital endpoints to measure the impact of therapeutic interventions across the enterprise.

The Acoustic Data Scientist will support the progression of clinical, methodological studies utilizing digital devices/sensors and advanced analytics. This person partners closely with the scientific and clinical team members, applying technical, software development, and analytics knowledge to support the research, development, and deployment of digital endpoints in clinical trials


  • The ideal individual will exhibit the scientific expertise to support up the analysis of acoustic data and digital measures of human activity
  • Responsible for implementing innovative ML-based strategies to deliver differentiated solutions based on the disease mechanism for teams
  • Exhibits the ability to build a deep knowledge of data analytics for the programs they support
  • Responsible for proposing and supporting the most effective technical or analytical solution for a given project considering cost, technical and operational feasibility, and time to delivery
  • Leverages experience to possibly lead projects internally and collaborate with partners in other units within Pfizer or in the external academic, medical, and technology community to identify and advance their project(s)
  • Supports algorithm specification documents as well as regulatory submissions
  • Identifies significant operational and logistical risks and develops effective mitigation options
  • Exhibits operational excellence as a team member in a matrixed organization
  • Coordinates with client research or development teams to ensure alignment on the project objectives and deliverables
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator; keeping leadership, partners, and team members well informed of progress and will also be able to effectively present information to teams, external advisors, and potential partners. Effectively communicates complex analytical concepts to team members with varied backgrounds
  • Contributes to the Project Leader and Data Sciences knowledge through sharing best practices and learnings as required
  • Ability and interest to serve as a team consultant on data collection strategies in cellular devices


  • MS in Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar technical field and minimum 3+ years of experience with physiological sensor signals, processing, and analysis
  • Background in developing models including ML-based models, utilizing mathematics, signal processing, and data extraction
  • Proficient in Python, R or MATLAB
  • Experience with Python packages: NumPy, Matplotlib, pandas
  • Advanced working knowledge of AWS tools and services for data science and big data, e.g., ECS, EMR, Lambda, Kinesis, SageMaker
  • Familiarity in setting up and using agile software development, and source control tools, e.g., git, kanban boards
  • Experience supporting clinical studies and complex study teams
  • The ideal candidate will have MS or Ph.D. in data science or engineering with minimum 1+ years in acoustic and voice analysis
  • Experience in the design & development of user-facing software solutions (web-based or app-based) for the collection of speech data and patient data is preferred
  • Experience developing requirements for digital solutions and/or device component selection is preferred
  • Capable of supporting team of internal or external data scientists in the selection of voice metrics is preferred
  • Capable of developing code extraction solutions for voice metrics using signal processing techniques is preferred
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis

Please note contractors are engaged to provide services to Pfizer on a temporary basis in connection with a specific assignment. Contractors are hired and employed through Atrium, our third-party payrolling partner.

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