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Principal Data Scientist, Associate Director

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Raleigh, NC
Start date
Aug 4, 2022
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Principal Data Scientist, Associate Director
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:
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Job Description
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh's Research Triangle region is home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization.

The Enterprise Data & Analytics team in Gilead Sciences is seeking a principal data scientist to help drive the adoption of AI/ML within the development at Gilead. In this role, the principal data scientist provides key thought leadership toward how AI/ML can be leveraged to support advanced approaches to the analytical development of new drugs and improvements to existing commercial products as well as commercial operations. The principal data scientist will help shape the strategic vision of advanced analytics by partnering with cross-functional organizations within Gilead and peer functions within Enterprise Data & Analytics to enhance the adoption of AI/ML and other advanced data techniques.

The data scientist in this role is expected to be a thought leader within the organization in the application of AI/ML is deeply involved in all aspects of technical development of algorithms including coding packages, configuring compute environments, evaluation & review of models, and design of model architecture. The data scientist will interact with various technical roles in the Enterprise Data & Analytics organization including architects, data engineers, data analysts, and product managers to scope, develop, and operationalize AI-driven applications by providing expertise in model development and operationalization. The data scientist will also interact directly with internal stakeholders in an advisory role.

Responsibilities
  • Work with stakeholders in an agile project management framework to plan, design, and execute projects leveraging AI/ML.
  • Lead cross-functional teams of business functions, key opinion leaders, research teams, IT organizations, and peer data science organizations to drive the development of data science use cases.
  • Coaching and mentoring senior and junior data scientists.
  • Provide thought leadership toward the development of strategic capabilities in the AI/ML space for biotechnology.
  • Design and implement strategies to create the fundamental technical and business process building blocks of AI/ML research.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to build industry-leading capabilities in operational AI/ML within the Commercials, PDM, HR domain.
  • Plan and execute the full lifecycle of machine learning models from requirements gathering, exploratory data analysis, visualizations, model training, model evaluation, and model deployment and monitoring.
  • Adopt the persona of product manager to drive the development of AI use-cases into real-world implementations of AI for Commercials, PDM and HR operations.
  • Research and develop algorithms to address a variety of use cases including natural language processing, quantitative data analytics, computer vision, recommendation engines, predictive analytics, or numerical optimization.
  • Identify evidence required to make informed decisions from data toward use cases in Commercials, HR, PDM. Work with IT partners to gather requisite data.
  • Work with IT partners to operationalize datasets required to support model development and analytics pipelines.
  • Stay current on the state of the art in machine learning models within the technology and biopharmaceutical industries.
  • Independently frame business questions from the perspective of data science and derive data-driven solutions.
  • Design and apply advanced modeling solutions in the areas of statistical analysis, bioinformatics, data automation, data mining, machine learning and/or data visualization.
  • Interface with cross-functional stakeholders in Commercials, HR, PDM departments to facilitate knowledge sharing and build shared understanding of leveraging advanced analytics to drive business improvement.


Minimum qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree with 12 years of experience, Master's with 10 years of experience, or PhD with 8+ years of experience in data science at biotech or technology companies.
  • Degree in engineering or technology areas including but not limited to data science, software engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar.
  • Operationalization of deep learning algorithms at scale
  • Understanding of model evaluation & scoring including avoidance of model bias
  • Python or R, SQL
  • Experience with common AI/ML packages including Scikit Learn, PyTorch, and Tensorflow, XGBoost
  • Understanding of Cloud DevOps on AWS related to data science operations.
  • Experience translating ground-up AI/ML research into functional packages to support applications
  • Translating stakeholder needs into technical requirements
  • Scoping project requirements and building timelines
  • Understanding of product management
  • Code management using Git
  • Technical documentation
  • Domain knowledge in biopharmaceutical is a plus


Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences, please connect with us via our Career Site: https://gilead.yello.co/job_boards/v42vD4vKxb3AkKvV93YsrQ

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.

NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.






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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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