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Biogen Observational Data Sciences Senior Data Scientist III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About This Role In the Senior Data Scientist III role, you’ll be responsible for managing the acquisition, processing and curation of non-Biogen sourced observational real world data (RWD), including clinical, claims, disease registry, electronic health/ medical records (EHR/EMR) and imaging metadata. You’ll manage a wide portfolio of data types, with a goal of supporting diverse analyses across R&D. You will ensure data transfers follow quality standards and coordinate with other stakeholders in R&D to ensure acquisitions satisfy expected analysis plans. In addition, you’ll program analyses of the RWD, working with your observational data sciences colleagues, and stakeholders across Biogen, including epidemiologists, translational biologists, biomarker scientists and biostatisticians. These analyses will provide a better understanding of disease natural history, incidence/prevalence, co-morbidities, treatment patterns, and health and safety outcomes in ‘real world’ patient populations, across a wide variety of serious and unmet diseases. Your work will have great impact to research and early development, clinical development pipeline and marketed products. What You’ll Do * As an Observational Data Sciences Senior Data Scientist III, you will: * Collaborate with external vendors, Biogen partners and external organizations responsible for collecting the data; * Ensure data transfers follow quality standards and coordinate with other stakeholders in R&D to ensure acquisitions satisfy expected analysis plans; * Define and implement data transfer, quality control and curation processes, and maintain the data quality pipeline; * Work with other Observational Data Sciences team members to ensure consistency of quality control methods and processes across disparate types of data sourced external to Biogen; * Conduct analyses pertaining to the application of the observational RWE data for diverse stakeholders, including Epidemiology, Value & Access, Translational Biology, Biomarkers; these include specific epidemiology, health outcomes and other observational studies to better understand disease natural history, incidence/prevalence, co-morbidities, treatment patterns, and health and safety outcomes in ‘real world’ patient populations; * Advise on the associated analyses plans using information developed in the execution of the data quality pipelines; * Ensure information is surfaced to ensure the externally sourced data is fit for purpose; * Develop systems, processes and tools (pipelines) which impact enterprise use of our data assets and confirm data quality. *Who you are You love analytics and are passionate about using observational real world data to drive meaningful insight that inform the science that will defeat devastating neurological diseases. You love learning new technological skills and collaborating with your team and stakeholders to make us leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society. Required Skills * Master’s in Computer Science, Data Science, Life Sciences, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Clinical Informatics or similar technical fields fields, statistical and/or programming background with 3+ years of experience /OR/ a Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with 5-8 years of relevant work experience with a focus on clinical, observation, or RWD data management and analyses; * Experience with a variety of forms of real world data (e.g. registry, healthcare, claims and electronic health record (EHR) data); * Familiarity with AWS cloud architectures; * Platform experience with Databricks, Linux; * Knowledge of Spark, R, Python, SAS, Python, Unix scripting etc.; * Familiarity with statistics, longitudinal analysis; * Experience developing and implementing process and data standards; * Strong project management skills, and ability to effectively lead, collaborate and communicate across diverse group of observational RWD stakeholders (scientific, technical, operational); * High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities; * Excellent written and oral communication skills; * Demonstrated ability to establish and manage effective business relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Preferred Skills * Exposure to neurology/ neuroscience; * Experience establishing and managing relationships with external vendors and organizations for the acquisition of observational RWD. Why Biogen Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.

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