Pfizer Senior Data Scientist in New York, New York

The Senior Data Scientist will actively support ad-hoc analysis efforts by groups across Pfizer largely focused on identifying, developing, and delivering life-changing therapies to patients around the world.

As a member of the Pfizer Analytics Lab team, a component of Pfizer's Business Technology organization, the Senior Data Scientist will join a group dedicated to leveraging data and advanced analytics to create a healthier world. Specifically, this group is focused on developing a set of capabilities designed to enable highly efficient exploration, experimentation, and ultimately rapid hypothesis generation based on internal, public, and commercially available datasets.

Day-to-day, the Senior Data Scientist will actively support ad-hoc analysis efforts by groups across Pfizer largely focused on identifying, developing, and delivering life-changing therapies to patients around the world. Further, this role will be a key contributor to the team's on-going analytic product development activities; an essential component to creating a scalable analytics capability for Pfizer.

In addition, as technologists within Pfizer's analytic eco-system; this role will also participate in the assessment of new technologies as well as identifying next-generation solution architectures.


  • Work closely with teams across Pfizer to maximize the use of data in answering key questions related to: acceleration of drug discovery efforts, identification of drug repurposing opportunities, optimization of clinical trial activities, improving patient access to Pfizer therapies through a better understanding of outcomes & patterns of care, and maximizing the value of our interactions with patients, healthcare providers, payers, and regulatory agencies.

  • Develop efficient analytic pipelines that include components related to data acquisition, exploratory analysis, feature engineering, modeling, and interactive storytelling.

  • Produce actionable data presentations and visualizations for decision makers throughout the organization

  • Co-develop analytic products & other re-usable components that will serve as the foundation for a scalable approach for Pfizer's analytic maturation

  • Partner with other Business Technology teams to define and execute technology POCs using innovative technologies to advance Pfizer's analytic capabilities

  • Partner with other Data Science oriented groups within Pfizer to develop common tools & approaches through participation in formal/informal community of practice activities

  • Directly engage with key business stake-holders (Director level)

  • Informal leadership of project teams comprised of Associate/Sr. Associate level colleagues,

  • Shared-ownership of advancing team's capabilities in at least one technical area


  • 3+ years as a data scientist

  • 5+ years working with different types of data sets - structured, semi-structured and unstructured data

  • 2+ years working in a cloud based ecosystem

  • 2+ years' experience mentoring junior staff

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Informatics, life sciences, physics, applied mathematics, statistics or related field

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Additional Offer Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 19, 2017

  • Grade: 10

  • Additional Location Information : New York, NY

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.