Senior Expert, NLP Data Science - AI Innovation Lab

Oct 08, 2021

Job Description

Two companies and one incredible alliance. Novartis and Microsoft have formed alliance to leverage Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop transformative medicines faster and more cost-effectively for patients worldwide.

Now more than ever, 21st century evolution and innovation in digital technologies, data and advanced analytics is rapidly changing the healthcare environment.

We are Novartis.

Join us and help reimagine medicine!

The AI Innovation Center is the Novartis engine and go-to place for AI Innovation. From research through commercialization, we aim to transform discoveries and development medicines for patients worldwide using data science and AI. The AI Innovation Center is seeking a technical expert in AI to push the frontiers of research, development, and marketing of medicines. You will take on the role of an individual contributor in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) team of the AI Innovation Center, working at the intersection of research and real-world impact.

This opportunity is located at the Dublin, Ireland site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available.

What will you be responsible for (non-exhaustive list)?
• Take initiative and be proactive in implementing NLP models and deliver on highly visible projects
• Design and implement NLP methods to address challenges in all aspects of drug development
• Work closely with senior technical leaders
• Conduct end-to-end analysis of NLP data related to use cases
• Collaborate with cross-functional, cross-geographical, cross-divisional teams across Novartis
• Serve as an ambassador of Novartis Data Science externally
• Keep abreast of the latest developments in the field

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role?
• A bachelor’s or master’s degree in the computational field, including but not limited to Computer Science, Data Science, and Biomedical Informatics
• 2+ years’ experience (if bachelor’s level) or 0-2 years’ experience (if master’s level) in developing in deep learning models for NLP
• Extensive, expert level Python programming experience
• Natural Language Processing hands-on experience or knowledge in areas such as: information extraction, information retrieval, question-answering, summarization, text classification, generative models
• Machine Learning hands-on experience or knowledge in areas such as: pytorch, tensor flow, transformer models, BERT, deep learning, neural networks, Autoencoders
• Experience with biomedical and pharma data sets, and NLP methods
• Cross-industry experience and previous experience in either pharma, biotech or healthcare
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

• Ph.D. graduates

Why consider Novartis?
799 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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