Data Science Manager

North Chicago, Illinois | Permanent | Job ID #68251 |
Posted Last Month

Our pharmaceutical client is looking for a Data Science Manager to join their team!


  • Develop and implement methods for extracting patterns and correlations from both internal and external data sources using machine learning toolkits
  • Construct and develop predictive models that are reliable, scalable, and modular
  • Maintain and optimize existing machine learning models
  • Develop a plan to put machine learning models into production
  • Adopt new tools/techniques to increase performance, automation, and scalability
  • Report, visualize, and communicate results to internal stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Actively participate and establish a “test and learn” team environment with a clear prioritized plan that is designed to create a bias for action (fail fast/often)
  • Work with stakeholders to define business questions, requirements, timelines, objectives, and success criteria
  • Examine relevant data and quickly develop an analytics plan that will answer key business questions and create value for clients
  • Work with data sets of varying degrees of size and complexity, including both structured and unstructured data
  • Transform data into actionable insights and recommendations. Present clear and concise results. This includes processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Develop analytical solutions by using and applying appropriate methodology – including, but not limited to, regression, forecasting, clustering, decision trees, simulation, optimization, machine learning, and neural networks
  • Design and define approach to scale and operationalize models for machine learning.


  • Masters’ degree required in quantitative fields such as Statistics, Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science or Economics. PhD is a plus.
  • 5+ years’ progressive business experiences in marketing analytics, database marketing, data engineering and predictive modeling or strong academic background.
  • Ability to develop advanced machine learning models using scikit-learn, Keras, or other machine learning frameworks.
  • Strong algorithmic design skills. Execute analytical experiments methodically while outputting reproducible research.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Python, R, SQL, Relational databases (Teradata, Oracle etc.), BI tools (Power BI, Qlik Sense) and IDEs like Jupyter, with experience in leveraging available packages and libraries to accelerate time to market.
  • Experience with big data technologies like Hive, Impala, Hue etc.
  • Experience working with marketing data sets.
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical datasets like Patient claims and syndicated data from IQVIA (IMS) and Symphony Health Solutions a big plus.
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team including IT and Line of business analytics teams.
  • Bring a strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think dynamically.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Project management experience; solid attention to detail and operational focus.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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