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Sanofi Group Applied Machine Learning Senior Scientist, Vaccines in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

The Scientific Digital Innovation (SDI) group is working to develop and deploy state-of-the-art digital strategies/tools to meet Sanofi Pasteur's mission to become the disruptive market leader in vaccines. The SDI group seeks entrepreneurial and forward-thinking individuals to help drive Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) / Deep Learning (DL) solutions to create value, improve efficiency and quality across the research and development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:

  • S/he will be responsible for prototyping, optimizing and implementing machine learning and analytical models addressing complex biological questions.

  • S/he should have a track record of developing and implementing interpretable, high performance solutions and deploying models at scale.

  • S/he will have a high degree of proficiency in Python/R, SQL, deep learning libraries, cloud computing and rapidly prototyping solutions.

  • S/he is expected to have breadth of knowledge and experience in machine learning and ability to rapidly transform theory to an actionable prototype.

  • At minimum, undergraduate training focused on machine learning, applied math, computational sciences, etc. from a top-tier program and industrial internships will be considered; graduate applicants with less industrial experience will also be considered.

  • S/he will be ready to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment that rewards personal initiative, collaboration, and scientific excellence.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or higher degree in computational sciences, machine learning or other technical fields with deep expertise in quantitative analysis and deployment of machine learning pipelines and solutions.

  • Broad expertise in ML (Deep Learning, Embeddings, Reinforcement and Transfer Learning) and algorithmic analysis of data.

  • High proficiency transforming algorithms/theory into practical applications delivering robust models that are high performance, interpretable and actionable.

  • A creative problem solver, skilled in divergent thinking and turning complex data into actionable insights and knowledge.

  • Ability to process multiple and heterogenous inputs to develop a clear understanding of a problem, issue or potential solution and translate them into practical business opportunities.

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and interact effectively with unconventional people and ideas. Work with partners across the organization to turn data into critical information and knowledge for improved process understanding to facilitate data driven decisions making.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving as well as communication, scientific writing and presentation skills. Ability to develop and present results as visually appealing and understandable stories based on the data.

  • Understanding of drug/vaccine discovery and development processes is a plus, as well as familiarity with large, real world (biomedical) data sets.

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