Senior Data Scientist - Statistics

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Location: Toronto, ON

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Join a team that is changing millions of lives.


Transforming smiles, changing lives

At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our diverse and collaborative teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

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About this opportunity
The Sr. Data Scientist – Statistics in the Product Research and Development (PR&D) group at Align works closely with our cross-functional teams in IT, software, marketing, clinical, and operation teams. He/she leverages Align’s digital clinical database to develop and deliver data-driven insights, metrics, and recommendations to assist teams to drive the company’s product development roadmap and transform the orthodontic world with the Invisalign product.

In this role, you will…


  • Act as the senior statistical analytics expert within PR&D, partnering with engineers from various backgrounds including biomechanics, materials, software, and clinical research
  • Use state-of-the-art data science methods on the organization’s clinical data to generate insights for product development and innovation
  • Convert abstract business problems into concrete analyses, including designing, planning, executing and reporting to stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively and independently in the design, analysis, and interpretation of prospective and retrospective clinical studies
    • Provide statistical input into clinical study design, endpoints, hypotheses tests and sample size calculations
    • Prepare statistical reports or statistical sections of clinical study reports
    • Present statistical results and insights to internal and external stakeholders
    • Support Regulatory submissions for new product developments
  • Participate in the review and update of bench-top testing best practice methodologies, including design of experiment, and statistical significance of results in support of product research team
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Invisalign products and operational procedures
  • Work with management to improve statistical integrity, accuracy, and adequacy of the team’s deliverables
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to other team members regarding data analytics and statistics
  • Build effective working relationships with upper management and connect with diverse cross-functional teams both locally and globally
  • Work efficiently in a fast-paced environment to meet critical deadlines and priority changes


In this role, you’ll need …


  • MS or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, or related technical field
  • MS with 6+ years of relevant industrial experience in data mining and statistical analysis, or PhD with 3+ years of relevant industrial experience
  • Experience in clinical research within health care industry
  • Proven ability to tailor statistical/analytical methods to given application fields
  • Technical skills: Proficiency with SQL writing & optimization, Python/R programming
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complicated quantitative concepts to non-technical audiences and interact cross-functionally with global teams
Desired:
  • Dental, medical device or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Experience with business analytics tools such as Power BI
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms

Sound like a good fit?

Great! Click the Apply link to let us know you are interested. Not the right fit? Don’t worry, Align is quickly growing so we are creating more opportunities to expand our Align family. Please consider joining our Talent Network to receive notifications about future jobs or sharing this opportunity with others in your network.

About Align

Align Technology is a publicly traded medical device company that is transforming smiles and changing lives. Our global team of talented employees develop innovative technology, tools and treatment options to help dental professionals worldwide achieve the clinical results they expect. Our digital ecosystem combines the power of technology to create beautiful smiles through the integration of AI and machine learning, digital imaging and visualization, biomechanics and material science to develop the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world; iTero Intraoral Scanners and OrthoCAD digital services. Did you know? Align is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom 3D-printed materials.

By joining Align, you will be part of a global, fast-growing company in one of the most dynamic industries. Great people, innovative technologies, and meaningful work – these are just some of the things employees say make Align Technology a great place to work.

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Global Diversity Statement:
At Align, we believe in the power of a smile, and we know that every smile is as unique as our employees. As we grow, we will continue building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering a culture of open-mindedness and compassion for all our employees. We live our company values by promoting healthy people and healthy communities. All with the intent of changing millions of lives, one unique smile at a time.

Equal Opportunity Statement
It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all of our employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Align must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying for and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

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