Associate Director - Data Scientist, Ex-US Omni Channel. Job in San Mateo WestCoast-Jobs

  • Job Reference: 871066397-2
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: None
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Associate Director - Data Scientist, Ex-US Omni Channel
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - New Jersey - Morris Plains

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
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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 advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

This role within Gilead's Global Decision Science & Insights organization is responsible for development of omnichannel decision engine to drive commercial execution, creating continuity in the customer experience across engagement channels and improving impact of commercial activities. This role will report to the Director, Data Science Omnichannel NBA.

This individual must leverage a deep skill set and functional expertise in data science techniques, methodologies, approaches, and tools to build a recommendation system that will inform the right customer, right channel, right cadence/sequence, and right content to drive the greatest impact.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop omnichannel decision engine to orchestrate customer touchpoints across personal, non-personal and DTC tactics to drive personalization at scale.
  • Develop and create an algorithm library for recommendation systems, with continual Test and Learn mindset.
  • Apply different A/B Testing and doing the readout of the results.
  • Help develop a Content measurement framework.
  • Develop scalable solutions to quickly implement from one brand to another.
  • FRD creation and development of codebase and repositories.
  • Help on onboard multiple therapeutic areas/ brands in a phased manner
  • Work with cross functional teams across internal (e.g. sales, marketing, IT, legal, compliance etc.) and external (consulting partners, data vendors, marketing agencies) stakeholders for developing best in class machine learning models and ML operations at scale.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in the field and mentor and manage data scientists from external consulting partners to help design and develop the decision engine for Omnichannel NBA
  • Take a hands-on role and deliver on highly visible products
  • Ensure adaption of data science product with the business users to drive outcome and patient impact
  • Off-shore vendor management to ensure development timelines are met and work product is delivered at the highest quality

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and Ten Years' Experience
Masters' Degree and Eight Years' Experience
PhD and Two Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's Degree with at least 10 years' experience, a minimum of 8 years' experience with a master's degree, or a minimum of 2 years' experience with a PhD in quantitative field with extensive experience in building and managing next best action orchestration capabilities and technologies to deliver seamless customer-centric engagement experience
  • Understanding of marketing/digital data sources across personal (e.g. in-person / virtual sales rep calls, samples etc.), non-personal promotions (e.g. email, direct mail, banner ads, website, mobile alerts), events (e.g. speaker program, conference), survey (e.g. online questionnaires etc.) and social data (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Sermo, Doximity etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in developing core components of Recommendation Systems
  • Experience with advanced ML algorithms is a plus, especially with CNNs, Genetic Algorithms, Collaborative Filtering and Reinforcement Learning
  • Experience using secondary data sources that are extensively used in pharma (e.g. IQVIA LAAD, IQVIA XPO, IQVIA DDD, etc.) preferred but not required if subject matter expertise in recommendation engines is strong
  • Ability to work with marketing agencies to define the data format in which the campaign response data needs to be shared with Gilead
  • Work with Gilead IT partners to define specifications for automated campaign data ingestion from marketing agencies into Gilead AWS platform at a pre-defined frequency
  • Experience developing, deploying, and operationalizing data science (AI/ML) models to drive next best action using Reinforcement learning and/or Deep learning algorithms
  • Life Sciences Digital capabilities exposure (i.e., channels, ecosystem partners)
  • Management experience with teams and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of delivering on programs with complex business deliverables.

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