Sr Data Scientist I

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Be a part of the revolution to integrate data-driven solutions to enable AbbVie's approach to better medicines through machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). This position will join a rising team of technical experts dedicated to enabling the R&D pipeline - from identifying the right molecular target to supporting patient selection. The Information Research Team is looking for an intellectually curious data scientist to explore research in the area of biological image analysis. This position will work closely with preclinical efficacy, safety and translational research scientists to understand critical problems and implement machine learning approaches to accelerate the impact of image analysis across multiple therapeutic areas.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Independently develop and apply ML algorithms to a number of imaging modalities - examples include fluorescently labeled or unlabeled microscopic images, tissue pathology, mass-spectrometry imaging, and flow cytometry - to enable understanding of biology, pathology or drug mechanisms.
  • Act as an internal resource in AI/ML. Think creatively to integrate deep learning techniques into image analysis workflows and champion new developments in the area of deep learning for biomedical imaging.
  • Collaborate with peers and cross-functional experts to rapidly advance agile, impactful, and cost-effective solutions.
  • Effectively organize and present project objectives and progress. Contribute to technical publications and presentations.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies, including code of conduct, safety, GxP compliance, and data security.

Basic :

  • The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline with 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or life science area.
  • Image analysis skills and experience with machine learning is required.
  • Demonstrated ability in one or more programming languages like Python, Java, R, or MATLAB.
  • Exceptional ability to clearly communicate ideas and findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and collaborating with other teams.
  • Aptitude in using AI platforms, technologies, and techniques preferred (e.g. TensorFlow, Apache MXnet, Theano, Keras, CNTK, scikit-learn, H2O, Spark MLlib, etc).

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