Nordic-Baltic Data Scientist

Job description

Can you drive measurable business value through the applied use of data science?

Do you want to be a part of a patient driven organization that develops state of the art treatments and vaccines for millions of patients across the world?

Do you know what it takes to build competitive advantage through AI and advanced analytics? Do you have experience scaling data and analytics products across the value chain?

We need data science capabilities to discover deeper insights, make predictions, and generate recommendations in a highly regulated environment that is driven by helping patients around the world.

Our Company is in the beginning of using data to drive business decisions and understand customer behaviour and data & analytics is a key strategic focus for us. We are working to transform the clock-speed of the organisation by enabling insights in near real-time, so that the lead-time to action is as short as possible.

As Data Scientist you will work with business stakeholders in the Nordic cluster to tackle both interesting and challenging problems using data modelling, machine learning and optimization techniques to provide actionable insights.

This requires that you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to work with incomplete or imperfect data, including ability to interpret and use the analytics results within the real business context.

As the Nordic and Baltic data scientist, you can work both independently and collaboratively within a globally dispersed team.

You will be a key part to secure the maturity of our data driven mindset. This requires an open mindset, as you will have different tasks that requires a can-do attitude, and a fighter instinct to succeed. The tasks can vary from ad hoc hands-on tasks to support the business to explorative analyses and experimentations.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining of knowledge on the data sources, the data quality, and metadata

  • Design and implementation of KPIs and generation of automatic and scalable visualizations (by using relevant tools, preferable Qlik Sense, or others such as PowerBI, Tableau) that will facilitate extraction of business insights.

  • Recognition of the repeatable situation and suggesting the appropriate level of automation of analytics

  • Selecting appropriate analytical techniques and algorithms (e.g., simulations, optimizations, machine learning, etc.) to solve business challenges, beyond exploratory analysis

  • Choosing right tools (e.g., R or Python) and right infrastructure for data science projects and articulate those decisions

  • Assessment of the output of analytical solution and use the data to draw conclusions, identification of options, and making recommendations, in the least possible technical terms

Education, Experience & Competencies

You can translate technical content to business audiences in a way that delivers value and champion a data driven culture!

Education & Experience

  • Min BSc degree in Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or Business Administration

  • Knowledge and experience in machine learning techniques, and algorithms, such as classification, clustering, and regression algorithms

  • Knowledge and experience in working with data visualization tools (preferably Qlik Sense)

  • Proven experience in statistical data mining techniques

  • Experience in working with data extraction from large datasets (SQL/NoSQL)

  • Experience in promotion response models, optimization of marketing and sales force investments and data-driven customer profiling

  • Fluency in English


  • Strong skills working with algorithms, computational complexity, statistics, and ML/AI techniques

  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, linear regression, etc.

  • Good understanding of computational complexity

  • Advanced programming skills in Python and/or R skills

  • Record of delivering data science products especially using relevant packages (such as R Shiny or similar) would be an advantage

  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to make high-level presentations for senior executives.

Our Digital team is innovating how we understand our patients and their needs. Working cross functionally we are inventing new ways of communicating, measuring and interacting with our customers and patients through digital channels and technologies.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


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