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Data Scientist


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As a member of the Pfizer Analytics Lab team, a component of Pfizer's Business Technology organization, the Data Scientist will join a group dedicated to leveraging data and advanced analytics to create a healthier world. Specifically, this group is focused on developing a set of capabilities designed to enable highly efficient exploration, experimentation, and ultimately rapid hypothesis generation based on internal, public, and commercially available datasets.

Day-to-day, the Data Scientist will actively support ad-hoc analysis efforts by groups across Pfizer largely focused on identifying, developing, and delivering life-changing therapies to patients around the world. Further, this role will be a key contributor to the team's on-going analytic product development activities; an essential component to creating a scalable analytics capability for Pfizer.

In addition, as technologists within Pfizer's analytic eco-system; this role will also participate in the assessment of new technologies as well as identifying next-generation solution architectures.

**Roles & Responsibilities**

+ Work closely with teams across Pfizer to maximize the use of data in answering key questions related to: acceleration of drug discovery efforts, identification of drug repurposing opportunities, optimization of clinical trial activities, improving patient access to Pfizer therapies through a better understanding of outcomes & patterns of care, and maximizing the value of our interactions with patients, healthcare providers, payers, and regulatory agencies.

+ Co-Develop efficient analytic pipelines that include components related to data acquisition, exploratory analysis, feature engineering, modeling, and interactive storytelling.

+ Produce actionable data presentations and visualizations for decision makers throughout the organization

+ Co-develop analytic products & other re-usable components that will serve as the foundation for a scalable approach for Pfizer's analytic maturation

+ Partner with other Business Technology teams to define and execute technology POCs using innovative technologies to advance Pfizer's analytic capabilities

+ Partner with other Data Science oriented groups within Pfizer to develop common tools & approaches through participation in formal/informal community of practice activities

+ Directly engage with key business stake-holders (Senior Manager level)

+ Shared-ownership of advancing team's capabilities in at least one technical area


+ 1 years as a data scientist

+ 1 years working with different types of data sets - structured, semi-structured and unstructured data

+ Degree in Computer Science, Informatics, life sciences, physics, applied mathematics, statistics or related field

+ Ability to create technical examples, prototypes, and demonstrations based on rapidly changing data sets

+ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment; with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience

+ Experience with statistical modeling; specifically supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning techniques

+ Experience with algorithms related to Natural Language Processing and network analysis

+ Experience with hyperparameter optimization, model selection and validation.

+ Good proficiency with SQL, Python, Scala, or JAVA as well as formal statistical tools R, SAS, etc.

+ Some experience creating effective visualizations based on large datasets (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, Shiny)

+ Some exposure to MPP RDBMS (e.g. Teradata, Netezza, Exadata), Redshift, Hadoop, Spark, and related tools focused on the distributed processing of large datasets

+ Good written and verbal communication skills

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 1/19/2018** Additional Location Information: NYCEligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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