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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager, Data Science and Advanced Analytics in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

Senior Manager, Data Science and Advanced Analytics is an incredible opportunity within the Commercial Strategic Data Management team to shape the commercial organization by crafting, developing, and fielding data science solutions that drive impact for patients. This role will drive complex analytics to answer key business questions, generate disease/treatment insight, and support HCP lead generation. This role will work closely with Marketing, US Commercial leadership, Sales Field Team, and Field Operations. This role will help further build the data science capability supporting Commercial. There will also be an opportunity to help share the data and analytics strategy supporting lead generation and other key business priorities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Commercial Cross-functional team to identify opportunities for leveraging internal and external data to drive business solutions.

  • Advanced data science expertise to multiple cross-functional projects and drive delivery of complex data science solutions that drive value to Commercial Organization

  • Supporting the development and deployment of analytical models in statistical Forecasting, marketing analytics, automation platforms, and Machine Learning

  • Creating, managing, and maintaining scalable analytical models for recurring analyses and future use case

  • Conducting analytics against HCP and de-identified patient-level healthcare data to drive disease insight and support HCP lead generation

  • Leading the development of statistical and machine learning models to quantify the effect and interactions that affect patients’ and their healthcare journeys

  • Developing statistical model-based Omni-channel marketing solutions based on rich and complicated healthcare data to optimize the delivery of messages and maximize the impact across different channels

  • Optimizing existing and developing new prospecting ML tools/model to support patient finding and HCP identification

  • Using predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, targeting, and other business outcomes

  • Collaborating across the Commercial cross-functional team and AI community to develop best practices and cross-functional opportunities that drive value

  • Supporting Ad-hoc Analyses

    You will need to have:

  • BS in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Economic) with strong knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling

  • 5+ years of work experience with statistical and predictive modeling, preferably in consulting, healthcare, or biopharmaceuticals

  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate complex methods and results to diverse audiences.

  • Deep experience with analytic tools/languages (e.g., R / Python / Dataiku/Databricks) and experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques

  • Proven ability in extracting insights from statistical models, such as linear regression, clustering algorithms, random forest models, time series, Neural Networks, etc.

  • Hands-on Experience working with EHR, administrative claims, and laboratory data (e.g., Prognos, IQVIA, Komodo, Symphony claims data)

  • Candidate must have technical experience in database structures, query languages, structured programming languages, and the ability to query large datasets using ANSI SQL/HIVE SQL and working with relational databases

  • Ability to analyze and visualize data using data visualization techniques

  • Proficiency in data manipulation, cleansing, and interpretation

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • MS in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Economic) with strong knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling

  • Knowledge of distributed computing and Big Data Technologies like Hive, Spark, Scala, HDFS and use data and these technologies along with statistical tools like Python/R, etc.

  • Familiarity with data visualization tools like tableau, Qlik Sense, Power BI, Excel charts/reports

  • Prior experience with Tokenization

  • Working knowledge of the Salesforce CRM, data governance, and data mining algorithms


    Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: .

    Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding a legally required exemption or accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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