Data Scientist - Drug Discovery

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Staffing Firms

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Science and Research

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Data, Scientist, Machine Learning, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Pharma

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Date Posted :

22 Jan, 2018

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Scientific Jobs

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Data Scientist - Drug Discovery
Pharmaceutical, Artificial Intelligence, Competitive Salary!
A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Data Scientist to join a global biopharmaceutical company that is focused on developing new medicines to transform the lives of people with diseases. Due to growth they would like to expand their Data Science capability within Research, merging Target Discovery with Translational Bioinformatics. This role would be perfect for a Data Scientist with a Pharmaceutical background and experience within Artificial Intelligence.
As a Data Scientist (Principal Scientist level) you will be responsible for accelerating drug discovery by enhancing the decision-making process and working with scientists to extract insights from data sets (biological, clinical, chemical, …)
Further responsibilities include:
-Bringing mathematical, algorithmic and statistical expertise to increase team's delivery
-Suggesting novel analytical approaches, building predictive models from disparate data sets and uncovering patterns in high-density data
-Applying your expertise to a wide range of computational problems spanning the entire research space
-Prototyping analytical pipelines for complex data readouts as well as designing, developing and applying complex methodologies to answer scientific questions with internal and public data
-Contribute knowledge and expertise to constructing the company's next generation analytics platform
The ideal Data Scientist will have the following qualifications:
-Educated at PhD level (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics or Physical Sciences) or equivalent experience of 4 years' plus
-Demonstrable experience and passion for mathematics, statistics, signal processing, image analysis, machine learning, data mining and data visualisation
-Strong experience within AI
-Deep knowledge of scripting and analytics software (Python, R, Pipeline Pilot or KNIME)
-Excellent theoretical understanding and real hands-on experience with deep learning and a range of more classical supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods (e.g. boosting, Random Forests) as well as practical knowledge of Bayesian methods and Natural Language Processing
-Fluent in big data management tools and good understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Drug Discovery
In return you will have the opportunity to work within a collaborative team that supports both UK and European research sites and you will receive competitive salary, as well as a generous bonus and a car allowance. Candidates need to be eligible to work in the UK (have at least indefinite leave to remain).
Please get in touch with Anna Lauterjung on with an up-to-date CV or call +44 (0) 121 616 3469 to discuss the opportunity further.
Keywords: Data, Scientist, Machine Learning, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical, Python, R, Drug Discovery, Target Discovery, Drug Target, Biomarker, Statistics, Pipeline, Mathematics, Life Sciences, predictive models, data sets, platform, algorithm, PhD, Computer Science, Greater London

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU



less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

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