DATA SCIENTIST / PROGRAMMER - EUROPE

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Location: Cambridgeshire

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Data Scientist / Programmer - Europe

PPD currenlty have an exciting opportunity for a Data Scientist/Programmer to join our Technology Innovation group based anywhere in EMEA.

In this role you will execute advanced analytics modelling based on exploratory data analysis from complex and high-dimensional datasets through application of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modelling, simulation, and/or advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, and generate valuable predictive business insights in support of innovative business decisions. You will support organisation leadership through data-driven decision validation and support.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidate will need to be data proficient - likes to use data to make decisions as well as technically intuitive and enjoy learning new technology.
  • User-focused - Keeps user needs in mind. Thoughtful about what’s intuitive for others, what’s not and why
  • In depth knowledge in one or more of the following technical areas: Snowflake, AWS EMR, Python, Spark, R, Spotfire, Microsoft Power Platform, Shiny, jupyter, and associated packages and libraries from numpy, pandas, SciPy or NLTK
  • Thorough knowledge of and exposure to cloud architectures e.g., NoSQL, lambda functions, kafka, sagemaker, tensorflow, etc.
  • Generates and tests hypotheses and analyzes and interprets the results.
  • Navigates large, complex datasets for data mining, profiling, and curation, and natural language processing (NLP), as well as identifies related data that is fundamental to successfully applying predictive and machine learning techniques.
  • Designs, develops and programs methods, processes, and software programs to consolidate, cleanse, and analyze unstructured, diverse data sources to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, and generate actionable business insights and solutions.
  • Designs, develops, and evaluates predictive models and algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data to support business process improvements and solve business challenges.
  • Identifies meaningful insights from large data and metadata sources in support of continuous improvement efforts and business process upgrades through exploratory data analysis.
  • Effectively communicates and guides stakeholders through the machine learning process; Interprets and communicates findings and solutions from analysis and experiments to a broad audience, including business leadership

Job Qualification

To be considered for the role you should have the following Experience, Education and Skills:

  • MS/MA degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field and at least 3 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements, or
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification, and at least 5 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements.
  • Data proficient - likes to use data to make decisions
  • Technically intuitive – likes learning new technology tools and able to do so quickly
  • In depth knowledge in one or more of the following technical areas: Snowflake, AWS, Python, R, .Net, jupyter, Spotfire, Microsoft Power Platform, Shiny, Python, and associated packages and libraries (numpy, pandas, NLTK, etc.)
  • User-focused - Keeps user needs in mind. Thoughtful about what’s intuitive for others, what’s not and why
  • Experience demonstrating a strong attention to detail
  • Experience demonstrating leadership ability and ability to work on a multi-disciplinary project team
  • Excellent problem solving and innovative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to independently and effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with challenging timelines
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated positive attitude, enthusiasm toward work, and the ability to work well with others
  • Clinical trial experience
  • Ability to train, mentor and supervise others
  • Understanding of relational data base and experience working with complex data systems

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Clinical trial experience
  • Ability to train, mentor and supervise others
  • Understanding of relational data base and experience working with complex data systems

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you

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Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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