Senior Data Scientist, II

Irvine, CA, United States
Feb 17, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .


Conceive, design, and implement new business technology solutions that solve significant scientific or business problems through the integration, visualization, and analysis of large and complex data. Generate new proposals and lead those efforts. Investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods, algorithms, and technologies to derive novel, competitive insights from disparate data sources or drive productivity and efficiency gains throughout multiple business areas. Act as a lead data scientist in his/her area of expertise and critically evaluate relevant scientific and technological advances and integrate this knowledge into new business technology solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise
  • Demonstrate high proficiency across a wide range of technologies related to the storage, transfer, integration, visualization, and analysis of large and complex data sets. Broad expertise in software development, data warehousing, statistics, and machine learning
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare business, and utilize this knowledge in the rapid advancement of agile, impactful, and cost-effective solutions
  • Highly autonomous and productive in performing activities, requiring only minimal direction from or interaction with supervisor
  • Seize opportunities to pursue relevant leads that are in line with the group's strategy
  • Proactively seek out new information and technologies in the literature/public domain and incorporate into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
  • May mentor/supervise a team of one or more and guide and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals
  • A primary author of 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


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and typically 7 years of experience, Master's Degree or equivalent education and typically 6 years of experience, PhD and typically 2 years of experience. Background in life sciences or work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Possess thorough theoretical and practical understanding of own discipline
  • Proven implementation of creative technology solutions that advanced the business
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.