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Data Scientist
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Tableau
  • Excel
  • Database
  • Data Visualization
  • Modeling
US Pharmacopeia
Rockville, MD
121 days ago

Summary of the Position


The Data Scientist is a non-supervisory position within the Data Strategy and Analytics (DS&A) department within the Legal, Strategy and Insights (LSI) division. The DS&A team performs a centralized business analytics and market research function for USP – supporting all levels of the organization including the Executive Team. The Data Scientist performs a highly visible, complex, and vital role in DS&A related to the forecasting, pricing, modeling, and evaluation of USP products and services including support for business development activities such as strategy development, new product development, market development, Pricing and revenue analysis, etc. Using a broad range of analytical and business knowledge, the Data Scientist performs and coordinates complex analyses surrounding business problems and make recommendations accordingly. They communicate analytical results to non-technical audiences – translating analyses into concise and clear business recommendations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform analyses in support of strategic initiatives, business development, revenue analysis and other needs of the organization
  • Lead web analytics for USP publishing platforms, providing data and insights to develop KPIs and define variables for key indicators, and to guide operational decisions and drive strategies by partnering with business stakeholders
  • Partnering with IT and an external vendor, drive successful deployment of Adobe Analytics for new publications and functionality enhancements to existing platforms
  • Build sophisticated data visualizations, dashboards, and reports for business stakeholders, using a wide array of data sources
  • Use data to provide customer insights on a recurring basis
  • Integrate USP proprietary data with external data sources to develop analytical models that answer business questions
  • Develop ad hoc reports and analyses as needed
  • Act as a thought partner with colleagues across USP on resolving unique business problems using analytics, supporting program unit heads, site heads, strategy leaders, and more
  • Set and manage internal partner expectations related to specific deliverables
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required. Preferred majors in chemistry, biology, or other science degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience with higher education.
  • Minimum of two (2) or more years of experience in Data Science

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly proficient with the following software:
    • Adobe Analytics
    • Tableau, with demonstrated ability to create advanced data visualizations and manage large data sources in Tableau Server
    • R (or a comparable statistical analysis package)
    • Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Preferred experience with:
    • Python
    • SQL
    • Oracle, or similar relational database management systems
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • interpret business questions into variables and KPIs
    • develop clear data visualizations with minimal supervision
    • manipulate and combine large databases
    • interpret data to solve real-world problems
    • multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
    • explain highly technical or complex issues to non-technical audiences
  • Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Self-motivated and able to handle multiple concurrent projects and prioritize tasks independently
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Ability to handle change

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 14 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.


USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.


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