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Senior Machine Learning Data Scientist

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  1. Engineering
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
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ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations.

With our patients at the center 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.

Symphony Health 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.

Symphony Health is hiring a Senior Data Scientist to join our Custom & Advanced Analytics team, which focuses on innovative solutions to healthcare-related business problems going beyond traditional row-and-column datasets 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.

LOCATION: Blue Bell, PA USA (must be office-based 3 days per week)

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:

  • Use the most appropriate data modelling / machine learning principles and tools to design, explore, and build scalable data solutions, potentially from source systems through to the presentation layer
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to understand the operational challenges and goals, and to then explore, design, and build appropriate data solutions to meet those goals and alleviate the business challenge
  • Work to differentiate ICON from competitors by exploring and developing solutions that drive meaningful outcomes for customers
  • Monitor and be aware of trends in technology, data sciences, and business practice in the pharmaceutical industry, and provide advice and recommendations on emerging artificial intelligence / machine learning trends and applications
  • Work to deliver maximum customer value for minimum cost
  • Recognize, exemplify, and adhere to ICON's values which centre around our commitment to people, clients, and performance
  • Embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs
  • Create project charters involving business problem definition, business value, performance metrics, success criteria, scope, and milestones
  • 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
     

TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU WILL NEED:

  • PhD and 1-2+ years of machine learning data science experience OR Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of machine learning data science experience
  • Data science experience should include managing tabular data and utilizing SQL and Python
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning experience (predictive analytics/clustering)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in the Blue Bell, PA office 3 days per week (Greater Philadelphia Area)

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with Next Best Action (NBA) solutions
  • Experience with patient data or healthcare claims


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 through the form below.

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