Data Scientist, Product Development Strategy - New Brunswick, United States - Bristol Myers Squibb

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    Business Unit Overview

    Product Development (PD) at Bristol Myers Squibb is committed to accelerating CMC development to launch through strategic investments in novel development and manufacturing platforms, new development playbooks, and advancing innovation though modeling, AI/ML, and automation. These specific strategic investments are known as our Development Excellence strategy. As part of this organization, the Product Development Strategy group is accountable for developing a holistic Product Development digital and modeling strategy and its global integration and implementation.

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a highly motivated data scientist to join the Modeling and Digital Strategy group. In this role, the data scientist will be responsible for developing and optimizing predictive models across a range of use cases focusing on accelerating process development. The role will participate in highly visible and agile cross functional teams with scope spanning the digital and modeling space. They will collaborate closely with partners within PD such as drug substance, drug product and analytical functions as well as with business partners such as IT. This role will report to the Sr Director, Product Development Strategy.

    The successful candidate has a scientific background in life sciences or engineering and has expertise in one or more of the following areas: data analytics, data visualization, statistics, machine learning, predictive modeling, decision analysis under uncertainty, artificial intelligence, Python and/or R, app development, and Tableau dashboard development. They should have experience building predictive models and use cases for pharmaceutical processes and have exposure to process development topics e.g., development process, standard unit operations. A knowledge of Big Data technologies such as Cloud AI platforms is preferred and experience in model deployment and maintenance is desired. Additionally, the successful candidate is an exceptional communicator with excellent presentation and writing skills and can manage multiple priorities and projects.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Collaborates with PD function data science experts to build predictive models and use cases to enable development portfolio acceleration
    • Leverage advanced data analytics, multivariate analysis, first principle concepts, etc. to analyze big datasets, draw insights, and recommend proactive actions
    • Owns the use case development for modeling transformations along with the Data Engineers to drive impact
    • Collaborates with business partners to develop novel ways to meet objectives utilizing cutting edge techniques and tools
    • Effectively communicate the analytics approach and how it will meet and address objectives to business partners
    • Advocate and educate on the value of data driven decision making focusing on the "how and why" of solving problems
    • Engineer features by using your business acumen to find new ways to combine disparate internal and external data sources
    • Share your passion for Data Science with broader enterprise community; identify and develop long-term processes, frameworks, tools, methods and standards.
    • Stay connected with external sources of ideas through conferences and community engagements

    Qualifications & Experience

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with 0-3 years of experience.
    • M.S in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with 3-5 years of experience.
    • B.S. in engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or other quantitative area of study with more than 5 years of experience.
    • 2+ years hands-on working in the area of data science, data analytics, data integration, reporting.
    • 2+ years of hands-on experience with data science and analytics, modeling platforms, data engineering software and visualization tools (e.g. Advanced SQL, PL/SQL, R, Python, SAP HANA, Spotfire, Tableau, Hadoop, Redshift).


    • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team-building, and communication skills to ensure effective collaborations within matrix teams.
    • Exceptional project management skills with demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects and priorities.
    • Exceptional analytical skills with substantial knowledge of data analysis & data engineering.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to quickly gain and apply functional area specific knowledge.
    • Ability to learn new tools and skills quickly.
    • Experience working in the pharmaceutical development
    • Experience interpreting analytical results and ascertaining implications to the business.
    • Experience interacting with business stakeholders: understanding, anticipating, and fulfilling their insight/analytical information requirements.
    • Exceptional creative problem solving skills to answer key business questions.
    • Ability to work with diverse teams across organizational lines and structures.

    If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn't perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

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    On-site Protocol

    BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

    Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

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