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Sanofi Group Digital Data Science Manager - R&D in Cambridge, Massachusetts

At Sanofi we are bringing together Data Scientists to propel Sanofi into its digital transformation by deploying Artificial Intelligence throughout its business. Data Science is being driven from an inspiring Digital organization with a core mission of helping the company to create data products and methods that enable teams to better work with our data. The data scientists have a key role in accelerating R&D, driving business insights, innovating how we engage with customers and employees, automating business processes, and maximizing patient impact. This Digital Data Science steam is making a difference by combining analytics, science, and cognitive technologies to uncover hidden relationships from a wealth of data, to generate insights, and inform decision-making.

This Digital Data Science Manager - R&D will design strategies using AI/ML to have significant impact on R&D. They will establish new AI/ML capabilities to build data products leveraging leading-edge data types e.g., spatial, digital pathology, multi-modal data. This team will capture the patient journey deeply, help to get treatments to patients faster, and will deliver better outcomes.


  • Lead a team in designing and deploying AI/ML digital data products to scale and impact Sanofi's R&D pipeline.

  • Represent R&D Data Science in enterprise digital initiatives focused on enhancing data and establishing standards for AI/ML.

  • Identify opportunities for data-centric AI approaches to enrich R&D and business-related modeling.

  • Developing digital data products for R&D that scale and have an impact across disease areas and functions.

  • Establish AI/ML techniques cutting across the data domain for R&D: spatial, single cell, chemistry, omics, device, chemistry, electronic health records, social media postings and/or operational data

  • Bring new means of visualization, data storytelling, and data technologies to scope, define, and deliver AI-based data products for R&D

  • Guide the delivery of models, algorithms, simulations, and performance evaluation by writing highly optimized, deployable code and using state-of-the art machine learning technologies


  • Master's Degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, statistics, economics, computational sciences or a related quantitative discipline and 10+ years of Data Science experience, or PhD + 9 years of with relevant work & domain experience

  • Experience leading teams who deliver data product and/or software, preferably related to biomedical or health related topics.

  • Experience across relevant AI/ML areas: advanced NLP modeling, federated machine learning, computer vision and/or digital pathology, semi-supervised deep learning, graph neural networks, Bayesian networks

  • Experience AI / ML modeling of complex datasets

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, business analysis, and consultancy skills

  • Guiding the development of compelling visual analytics and/or data story telling with Tableau or other

  • Experience with pharmaceutical operations, biomedical data, and/or drug development

  • Expertise with the core data science languages (such as Python, R, Scala), and familiarity & flexibility with data systems (e.g., SQL, NoSQL, knowledge graphs)

  • Comfortable working in cloud and high-performance computational environments (e.g., AWS, Apache Spark, Databricks)

  • Agile delivery and coaching


  • Disciplined AI / ML development (CI / CD, Orchestration)

  • Experience with Tableau or Power BI

  • Privacy preserving data analytics

  • AI Governance, Regulatory, GxP, or similar standards

This role will be aligned with the Sanofi Data Science job function and role.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.