Principal Data Scientist - Drug Discovery

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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United Kingdom,--Slough,Slough,

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Principal Scientist, Discovery, Analytics, Science, Bioinformatics, R, Python, KNIME, Deep Learning,

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17 Jan, 2018

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Principal Scientist - Discovery Analytics - AI Specialist
UK or Belgium

A very challenging, yet rewarding position has just become available for a principal scientist within the world of drug discovery. You will be responsible for accelerating drug discovery by enhancing the decision making process, working with some of the best scientists in the world ensuring that data is available to decision makers.
You should have both mathematical and statistical expertise in order to support a new team's delivery supporting high content data analysis, phenotypic profiling etc. The role also requires you to build analytical models to extract information from a range of complex data sets, allowing the team to use computational techniques in order to accelerate drug discovery.

The ideal candidate will have experience of helping develop a 'best practice' approach to complex data analysis as the overall goal here is to build an analytical platform to support the manipulation of intricate scientific data in discovery research. Experience in both translational and target discovery areas would be beneficial.

*PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Life Sciences or other relevant areas
*Experience and a passion for mathematics, statistics, biological image analysis, machine learning and data visualisation
*Expertise with Machine Learning Packages and DEEP learning toolkits such as TensorFlow, Theano, McNet etc
*Excellent theoretical understanding and real hands-on experience with deep learning and a range of more classical supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods, including but not limited to ensemble learning techniques (e.g. boosting, Random Forests) kernel methods (e.g. SVM), (non-linear) dimensionality reduction and feature selection methods are required. Practical knowledge of Bayesian methods and Natural Language Processing is a plus
*Proficiency in R, Python, Pipeline Pilot, KNIME
*Fluency in big data management tools, Hadoop, NoSQL datastores and RDBMS
*Adaptable and able to work in highly complex environments to deliver high quality work

There are great benefits that come with this position, such as Pension, Healthcare, Life and Disability Insurance, as well as a very competitive salary and the opportunity to work within a highly respected company with Life Sciences.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Discovery, Analytics, Science, Bioinformatics, R, Python, KNIME, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Theano, TensorFlow, Big Data, NLP, SVM, Drug Discovery, BioPharma, UK, Belgium

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

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.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
Our Values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us different. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and candidates:

  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
  • Integrity - Credibility means everything.  We are honest and transparent in our approach with everyone.
  • Entrepreneurial - We make it our business to excel when others can’t.  We relish the opportunity of a challenge using innovative and unique solutions.  We strive to be the agency of choice.
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