Associate Director, Data Science, AI and Innovation

Associate Director, Data Science, AI and Innovation

Job Description

20 petabytes of data across 30 data domains across the whole bio-pharma value chain waiting for you to unlock the next breakthrough in medicine.

The Associate Director, Data Science, AI and Innovation will deliver insights to business leaders gained from analyzing and leveraging large internal and external data that will contribute to the growth, competitiveness, and innovation of the company. This position will work on advanced data science problems using modeling techniques from AI/ML to interpret, infer, and make recommendations based on experiment outcomes. The position is aligned to the Commercial Acceleration (CA) organization.

This opportunity is located at the Novartis East Hanover (NJ) site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available

What will you be responsible for?
•Work with partners throughout the organization to identify new opportunities to leverage AI/ML methods to enhance our understanding of past customer behaviors and to predict future customer behaviors.
•Design custom, advanced data models and algorithms to apply to internal and external data using AI/ML methodologies to increase and optimize customer experiences, increase audience quality for consumer activation, and novel approaches to metrics enabling digital transformation
•Assist in devising use cases for academic collaborations and external publications of proven/tested ML solutions
•Provide technical direction and guidance on implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of AI/ML/data science outcomes.
•Chip in to “community of practice,” leveraging experience from delivering complex ML projects and deliver production-grade models while thinking strategically.
•Build rapid prototypes for Machine Learning (ML) /Artificial Intelligence pipelines systems in collaboration with data scientists and data programmers
•Contribute to innovative methodologies, specifically to idea incubation, identifying solid and measurable criteria.
•Foster joint & interactive relationships between US Pharma & academic partners and facilitate collaborative and scientific dialogue by leveraging an understanding of their strategic direction, functionality and capability to serve as a reliable thought partner to Commercial Acceleration group.

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements

What you will bring to this role?
•6+ years of experience in designing, delivering advanced data modeling, including 2+ years in leading and managing a team of data scientists
•Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
•Strong understanding of, and ability to program, evaluate, and commercialize, advanced machine learning, including NLP, Neural Networks, and a wide variety of classification and predictive algorithms
•Publications in top-tier venues in the field of Machine Learning, Deep Learning.
•Experience in TensorFlow/Torch libraries; SageMaker, MLflow Spark/distributed compute environment.
•Relevant experience in industries broader than Pharmaceutical sector preferred
•Expertise in customer experience analytics/people analytics, compensation design models using AI/ML algorithms
•Proven self-starter with high standards of excellence and an innovative mind
•Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills
•Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to develop recommendations, and ability to persuade / influence organization pursuit of recommended path
•Ability to handle multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines
•This opportunity is located at the Novartis East Hanover (NJ) site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available

What you will get in return?
•Competitive salary, annual bonus, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, employee recognition scheme etc...
•Excels at interacting with a diverse group of people, all levels of management, including senior leadership

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Data Science
Full Time