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Associate Data Scientist

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Apr 14, 2024

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Job Description

Join Takeda as an Associate Data Scientist out of our Cambridge, MA location. The Associate Data Scientist role is a collaborative, hands-on position that leverages data science to optimize the delivery of key information to business stakeholders. This is a core position of the Data Science team, which operates as a unique center of excellence that partners with franchises across Takeda’s US Business Unit.Our story is one of high impact with immediate results, leveraging our data, creativity, and perseverance with purpose to support better patient outcomes. As an Associate Data Scientist, you will play a key role in expanding our influence by building and implementing machine learning models and supporting their field execution. This is a rare opportunity where your contributions will have a meaningful impact. Many rare disease patients endure a years-long journey before receiving an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The models you will develop will enable delivery of the right information, at the right time, for the right HCP treating the right patient. The Data Scientist will directly impact patient outcomes by supporting faster diagnosis, treatment, and improved access to life-changing therapies.

How you will contribute:


  • Complete analytics (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced statistics) to support patient journey analysis and related analyses of interactions within the healthcare ecosystem
  • Implement the ideal methodology to apply for each analysis or process based on data availability and limitations; demonstrate curiosity in proposing different approaches with the manager
  • Implement repeatable, interpretable, dynamic, and scalable machine learning models that can be seamlessly incorporated into existing workflows
  • Derive insights from research and analyses to address the needs of business stakeholders in close collaboration with the manager
  • Process and analyses extensive health-related datasets, including Structured, Semi-structured, and Unstructured data


  • Demonstrate curiosity by seeking different points of view and how analytics impact the business
  • Connect technical and data skills to identify improvements throughout the project lifecycle
  • Deliver analyses and reports in a timely manner for stakeholder readouts, internal project meetings, planning processes, and other business needs
  • Work closely with the manager to scope data and technical requirements throughout the project lifecycle

Project Management

  • Fulfill assigned role within a project team while delivering expected results
  • Proactively work with manager to balance conflicting individual priorities and readily adapt to evolving business environments and stakeholder needs
  • Ensure ethics and compliance guidelines are consistently met
  • Collect, aggregate, and document project artifacts, including models, visualizations, outcomes

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Data Science, Marketing Analytics, Statistics or a relevant field required
  • 2+ years of full-time data analytics experience required
  • Experience in Machine Learning, including predictive modeling, clustering, feature selection methods, and regularization techniques required
  • Strong statistics background with hypothesis testing, multivariate linear regression, nonparametric methods
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL required
  • Familiar with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI) highly preferred
  • Experience with causal inference, such as bootstrapping, regression discontinuity, synthetic controls
  • Understanding of data models, databases and, and the art of storytelling through data
  • Knowledgeable of experimental design, such as A/B testing, power calculations
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business needs into data analytics concepts and vice versa
  • Hands-on approach with a proven track record of successfully implementing and executing data-driven initiatives
  • Travel Requirement 10% domestic travel. This may vary based on Takeda's work location and prioritized projects.

More about us:
At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best-in-class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

USA - MA - Cambridge - Kendall Square - 500

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$84,000.00 - $132,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


USA - MA - Cambridge - Kendall Square - 500

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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