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Associate Principle Data Scientist
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Machine Learning
  • Database
  • C#
AstraZeneca
Cambridge CB2
128 days ago

Associate Principal Data Scientist

Central Cambridge, UK

Salary & Benefits Competitive

At AstraZeneca, we win through science, it’s at the heart of our every success. That science is only possible when we all work together – we’ll always make sure you’re clear about how your role is connected to our wider mission to really show what science can do!

Job Description

Works with a high degree of independence to provide advanced data science support to R&D scientists. Leads the design, development and operational support of project-specific and function-wide data science applications and tools using statistical, machine learning and/or AI methodologies. Displays a sound level of competence in a range of modelling and development methodologies and will often act as a point of reference for others. Maintains awareness of new developments in application development and data science methodologies.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Develops data and analytics solutions to support all functions within Bioprocess Development to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Translates unstructured, complex problems into the appropriate data problem, models and analytics solutions
  • Acts as a technical specialist supporting the delivery of data science tools and applications
  • Acts as a source of knowledge in area of expertise, defining and presenting meaningful initiatives across departments and functions
  • Develops novel data science solutions where off-the-shelf methodologies do not fit
  • Test and quality assess new data and analytics solutions to ensure they are fit for release
  • Visualisation and representation of data or analytics output in order to convey insight
  • Implements tools and algorithms in a manner which meets regulatory and evidential requirements
  • Innovates and tests new technologies with relevance to data and analytics, including proof of technology/value assessments and business case development
  • Mentors and supports scientists to drive the development of data science as an AstraZeneca capability
  • Review and develop working practices to ensure that data science work is delivered to robust quality standards

Education/ Qualifications/ Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Bachelors degree in a rigorous quantitative science (e.g. mathematics, computer science, engineering or statistics)
  • Significant experience in application development, deployment and maintenance
  • Significant experience with technologies such as .NET and C#6 and VBA
  • Significant experience in the development and rollout of models to multiple users
  • Experience in data manipulation, processing and preparation
  • Significant experience in SQL database design, maintenance and querying
  • Experience with data science scripting languages such as Python and/or R
  • Proficiency or proven experience, in data engineer techniques
  • Proficiency or proven experience with good software development practices within a regulated industry

Desirable

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative science
  • Proven experience with data in large, complex data settings
  • Experience with .Net technologies passionate about databases and distributed applications, e.g. WPF, WCF and ADO.Net/Entity Frameworks
  • Experience working in life sciences, especially BioPharmaceuticals
  • Proficiency or proven experience with good software development practices within a regulated industry

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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