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Veterans Preferred - Strategic Data Scientist Lead

  • McKesson
  • Tomball, TX, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Be part of the team that's poised to transform the fight against cancer. Backed by the strength of a Fortune 8 company, our entrepreneurial organization develops technologies used by the oncology community to deliver evidence-based, personalized care, as well as insights used by biopharma companies to accelerate drug development and support the entire treatment journey. Our work powers informed decision-making at every pivotal moment in oncology - from the treatment options presented to patients, to the operational considerations for oncology practices, to the design of clinical trials, to the commercial launch plans for new therapies. We are looking for a self-motivated, capable, enthusiastic and dependable person to join our growing team in this collaborative and results-oriented position that is focused on helping to execute our marketing strategies to support the growth of McKesson Data, Evidence and Insights (DEI).Position SummaryThe McKesson Data, Evidence and Insights (DEI) team draws upon deep expertise in data science, data analytics, and real-world clinical data to deliver innovative research and insights to Biopharma customers across all phases of product development and commercialization. Our work helps clients define markets, demonstrate value and effectiveness, and inform business decisions throughout product life cycles. The DEI team is seeking a Strategic Data Scientist with significant experience in real-world health care data to help drive and implement strategic initiatives targeting areas of growth and development. This role will be responsible for supporting data and research initiatives across the oncology data business including, but not limited to: AWS cloud implementation, clinical data standardization and quality control, AI and machine learning activities, data visualization and data integrations. This person will work with other data scientist, data engineers, data analysts and IT platform team to develop solutions to meet the needs of our team. A successful candidate will have a background in analytics as well as strategic and tactical initiatives and will be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously across many internal and external stakeholders.Key ResponsibilitiesPlan, evaluate, and execute strategic projects and initiatives related to advancing DEI's overall data and analytics capabilitiesIdentify areas for operational efficiency or process improvement for our oncology data products and servicesSupport a cross-functional team and provide in-depth data insights for complex business problems that can be approached with advanced analyticsWork closely with clinical data analysts, data scientists, biostatisticians and outcomes researchers to deliver resultsRapidly perform exploratory data analysis and uncover interesting trends and relationships that would be relevant to drive insights back to our Life Science clientsAnalyze and model structured data and implement algorithms to support analyses for Life Science clients using advanced statistical methodsPerform advanced analytics techniques to mine unstructured data, using methods such as document clustering, topic analysis, named entity recognition, and document classification (natural language processing is a plus)Strong understanding of large database mining tools and statistical languages utilized to efficiently build approaches and execute on analytical use cases. Specific experience with SAS, Python, R, Spark, Hadoop (MapReduce, HBASE), Hive, Pig, Java, Trifacta, H2O, Tableau and SQL is preferred.Communicate results and educate others through reports and presentationsTypical Minimum Experience Typically requires 9+ years of related experience in data manipulation and analysisExperience working within biopharma or biotechnology industry3+ years of experience working with electronic health records and health care claims data, experience in oncology data highly preferred3+ years of experience working with SAS, R/Python, and SQLCritical Skills Strong background in data visualizations and data presentation techniquesStrong quantitative analysis background and experience in working with large, complex data systems to aggregate, organize, and prepare data for analysisMust demonstrate time management skills and the ability to contribute to multiple projects with competing timelinesAdditional SkillsMust be flexible, team oriented and able to accept and drive changeAble to use sound judgment, prioritize and then execute decisionsFast and capable learnerResults oriented, enthusiastic, creative thinkerExperience designing and executing prospective or retrospective database studiesEducationBachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or;Master's degree or PhD in Computer/Data Science, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Economics or a related fieldPhysical RequirementsGeneral Office DemandsBenefits & Company StatementMcKesson believes superior performance - individual and team - that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it's flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.But we can't do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission-whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company-and of healthcare. At McKesson, you'll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that's vital to us all.Equal OpportunityMcKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer - minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.Agency StatementNo agencies please McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to McKessonTalentAquisition@ . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.Current employees must apply through the internal career site.Join us at McKesson!
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