Norstella is a group of prominent pharmaceutical solutions providers – Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, The Dedham Group, Citeline – that help clients navigate complexities at each step of the drug development life cycle, from pipeline to patient. For more information, please visit Norstella.com.
Evaluate is a global company providing outstanding market intelligence services for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Financial and Consulting sectors, through the Evaluate Pharma®, Evaluate Medtech®, Evaluate Omnium and Evaluate Vantage® online brands. Our international clients in Pharma and Biotech, Medtech, Banking and Consultancy regard Evaluate Pharma® as the industry’s gold standard for timely and accurate analysis of reported drug sales, consensus sales forecasts, R&D pipeline, markets and comprehensive company financials.
In this role as a Data Scientist you will report into the Lead Data Scientist for Strategic Intelligence and Market Access, within the Data Science Department. You will design and deploy cutting-edge models to support the creation of new products. We have small multi-functional teams consisting of pharmaceutical industry experts, R&D, data engineering and data scientists to rapidly prototype new visualisations and interactive reports using both our existing and newly acquired datasets.
SCOPE OF THE ROLE
In this role as a Data Scientist you will:
HOW YOU’LL SUCCEED
Ultimately our goal is to smooth patient access to life-saving therapies. You will work with R&D pharma specialists to understand a problem which is hindering developing and releasing effective new pharma products which we believe we can help with. After understanding the problem you will conceptualise potential solutions; in the past our solutions have involved classical machine learning, fine-tuning large language models, or simply well-designed data transformations and business logic – we’re about elegant solutions to problems rather than the technology used.
After conceiving potential solution(s), you will work with data engineering to collate data from a wide variety of sources and develop your algorithm as a proof-of-concept. You will deliver indicative results from your PoC into datasets for visualisation and exploration by the broader multi-functional team. You will also perform code reviews with the data science team to explain your approach and its strengths and weaknesses.
After iterating the design with the multi-functional team as part of customer-led product development, you might convert your prototype into a full product. This will involve productionising your code to a high standard, containerisation, and deployment of your algorithm, usually as an API in AWS SageMaker. Over time you may revisit this product, re-evaluate its performance, and retrain/improve as required.
Nice to have
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $140,000 to $150,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. MMIT operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.
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