Industrial Affairs (IA) Data Scientist Lead

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Regulatory Affairs
Experience: 4-6 Years
Employer: Sanofi
Location: Toronto, ON
Posted: January 14, 2022
Closes: February 14, 2022

Job description:

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.  Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.  Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.  With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Position Summary:

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 IA Data Scientist Lead will deliver actionable insights and enable continued improvement for pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality operations using advanced analytics. Furthermore, it is a key role in defining, executing data science solutions like, predictive models (supervised, unsupervised), data pipelines or graph-based approaches. Developed models will be integrated in existing could-based applications and deployed on a global scale. Moreover, the IA Data Scientist will drive the development of novel data products within our IA data platform as well as executing/evaluating the proof of concept (cf. micro apps) together with stakeholders from Sanofi manufacturing sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build models, algorithms, and performance evaluation by writing highly optimized, deployable code and using state-of-the art machine learning technologies to improve manufacturing performance (e.g., yield, cycle time, deviations, digital twins).
  • Define and implement cloud-based architectures for predictive to scale.
  • Create novel data products using sensor (machine) data from various factory lines (real-time, IoT).
  • Industrializing solutions together with small teams (pods, scrum) in an agile way of working.
  • Operationalizing apps/pipelines/models with respect to GxP/GmP validation.
  • Proficient at collecting and mining data from disparate data sources, and willing to dig deeper and understand the manufacturing process that creates the data.
  • Work with a data lake as well as graph databases (cf. neo4js and AWS Neptune).
  • Collaborating with local data science teams and process engineers (MSAT/MTECH) to create novel visualizations, storytelling, and data technologies to scope, define and deliver AI-based data products and empower site-based teams.
  • Developing digital data products and pipelines for manufacturing network on a global scale.
  • He/she will be able to generate work product that includes interactive visualizations, presentations, publications, web applications, predictive algorithms, and API.
  • Document insides and architecture as well as planning using Jira/Confluence.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, statistics, economics, computational sciences or a related quantitative discipline and 5+ years of Data Science experience, or PhD + 3years of with relevant work & domain experience.
  • Direct experience with any of the following techniques: advanced NLP modeling, machine learning, semi-supervised, deep learning, graph neural networks, Bayesian networks and numerical optimization.
  • Experience working with big data cf. time series (IoT/edge computing).
  • Experience deploying (micro) apps cf. Shiny or Flask.
  • Visual analytics and/or data story telling with Power BI or other.
  • Experience with some aspects of pharmaceutical operations, especially manufacturing.
  • Expertise with the core data science languages (such as Python, R), 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).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, business analysis, and consultancy skills.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Disciplined AI / ML development (CI / CD, Orchestration).
  • Experience with Tableau or Power BI.
  • Regulatory, GxP, or similar standards.
  • Orchestration, AWS stepfunctions, Apache Airflow or Kedro.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest

Apply Now