PRA Health Sciences

Data Scientist 2 - PYTHON - IMAGE DATA - NLP

Job description

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.
Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

Healthcare Intelligence Experts.
Symphony Health, part of the ICON plc family, comprises curious thinkers and intellectual problem solvers driving the healthcare data industry forward. We leverage our large, integrated healthcare data repository and our analytic expertise to build customized, agile data solutions which answer the questions our clients - life science manufacturers, payers, and providers - have today, as well as those they’ll have tomorrow. Together, we can help patients get the right drugs at the right times.


The Data Scientist 2 which is part of our Custom & Advanced Analytics team, focuses on innovative solutions to healthcare-related business problems going beyond traditional row-and-column data sets to include unstructured data and image data. We’re looking for a self-motivated Data Scientist who can independently analyze data and produce quality presentations based on the resulting predictive systems for both internal and external clients, while supporting privacy, driving project implementation, and supporting revenue needs.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Create project charters involving business problem definition, business value, performance metrics, success criteria, scope, and milestones.
  • Coordinate analysis with others.
  • Respond to inquiries and follow up on data validations
  • Provide recommendations based on the results to facilitate business strategy.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (such as customers and internal IT teams) to understand business needs, ensure data integrity and flow efficiency, and to create tools for customer utilization.
  • Provide quality validations and on-going support of client and projects.
  • Ensure quality control to evaluate the accuracy of deliverable and/or project analysis.
  • Interpret Third Party reports to the business
  • Drive implementations of Privacy redactions with Internal Teams.
  • Finalize and deliver the results of assigned projects to internal clients
Core Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with IT group to transform and prepare data for analysis.
  • Balances the quantity/quality of own work with the business situation; demonstrates enthusiasm, drive and a sense of urgency when completing work.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and assessments skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong ability to translate data driving insights into decisions and actions.
  • Strong ability to think strategically and be proactive and collaborative


What do you have?
  • Heavy experience in Python, especially with machine learning toolkits such as scikit-learn, pytorch, and TensorFlow, and Natural Language Processing toolkits such as NLTK or spaCy.
  • Experience in cleaning and transforming data for machine learning.
  • 2+ years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience working with Natural Language Processing preferred.
  • Knowledge of machine learning and predictive modeling.
  • Experience using Python.
  • Knowledge of database operations such as those found in pandas and relational database query languages such as SQL.
  • Experience in Spark, AWS, Hadoop, or other distributed computing environments.
  • Master’s degree or international equivalent in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics or similar analytical fields.
  • Experience in handling time-series and image data is a bonus.
  • 2+ year’s experience in the healthcare industry preferred

  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education and experience stated above. All employees must read, write and speak fluent English and host country language.
  • This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


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