m-Health Data Scientist

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Job Type: Full-Time
Employer: Nestlé Research Center (NRC)
The m-Health Data Scientist will be part of a Biostatistics and Data Management Group within the Clinical Development Unit and will contribute to establishing a digital clinical research platform for capturing, managing and analyzing data from clinical trials and other external sources (e.g. mobile health devices, real-world data) to answer specific research questions, build real-world evidence and generate new business and scientific insights.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as the technical lead for mobile health projects and participate in the development of the mobile health strategy
  • Develop scalable and innovative approaches to processing and analyzing data from mobile health devices
  • Provide guidance on implementation (data integration and analysis) of devices into clinical research projects
  • Integrate data from mobile devices with other data sources and develop statistical models that would generate new business and scientific insights
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal resources (biostatistician, clinical data manager, clinical project manager, scientists, medical directors, clinical IT specialist) on different health benefit areas

Education and experience

  • University degree (MSc or PhD) in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Health Informatics or similar field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience using analytic software tools, statistical methodologies, and Business Intelligence on large data sets, preferably in life sciences
  • Expertise with a statistical analysis tool such as SAS, R or related languages/environments
  • Understanding of data architecture and data processing patterns
  • Thorough experience with different machine learning methods: regression, classification, support vector machines, decision trees, clustering or other similar analyses
  • Strong analytic thought process and ability to interpret results
  • A certain degree of knowledge on data privacy and security regulations would be an asset
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously and to effectively communicate complex concepts and analytical results to a broad audience

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About Nestlé Research Center (NRC)
The Nestlé Research Center (NRC) located near Lausanne, Switzerland is one of the leading research laboratories in food and nutritional sciences. With over 500 colleagues from over 40 nationalities, NRC has a strong position in the international scientific community supported further by more than 200 external scientific partnerships, multiple University collaborations and more than 100 scientific publications each year. Nestlé Research Center conducts up to 60 clinical trials in the areas of healthy nutrition, medical nutrition, metabolic disease, gastro-intestinal health amongst others. This work is done either at our state of the art Clinical Development Unit in Lausanne or with CROs.

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