Associate Principal Scientist – Statistics/Data Science

Job Description

Auto req ID: 183634BR

Job Description

As an R&D Associate Principal Scientist, knowledge in Statistics, Biostatistics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering will be utilized to extract information from data for maximum understanding of R&D Innovation performance. You will leverage your skills in building and automating various Machine Learning tools/processes and in building AI tools that automate certain processes within Global R&D.

  • Execute operating plan projects via advanced statistical, analytics, and experimental techniques that provide business impact and value
  • Create the most efficient statistical experiments for product and/or process optimization
  • Provide expert statistical consulting for complex studies to R&D Life Sciences on study design, sample size calculations, and selection challenges; contribute to protocol development, and review and write statistical analysis plans
  • Partner with R&D Categories to identify new advanced analytics tools
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information relevant to building analytics systems
  • Process and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Communicate and present results in a clear and insightful manner to a diverse audience within and outside R&D



  • MS (with 5+ years work experience) or Ph.D. (with 3+ years work experience) required in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Computer Science, or other quantitative scientific/engineering field
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of advanced statistical and data modeling techniques (statistical modeling, advanced analytics, design of experiments methodology)
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision trees, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
  • Experience in software packages like SAS, R, Python, Minitab, JMP

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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