Data Scientist - Boston MA

Merck & Co.
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Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, this role will be temporarily based in a and exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

Are you passionate about helping people see and understand data? You will take part in an exciting journey to help transform our organization to be the premier data-driven company by 2023.

Our Human Health Insights Analytics and Data (HHIAD) team is innovating how we understand our patients and their needs. Working cross functionally we are inventing new ways of communicating, measuring, and interacting with our customers and patients leveraging digital, data and analytics. As a Sr Specialist in Data Visualization, you will be focused on designing and developing compelling data visualizations solutions to enable actionable insights & facilitate intuitive information consumption for internal business stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate competency in building user-centric visuals & dashboards that empower stakeholders with data driven insights & decision-making capability.


  • Design & develop user-centric data visualization solutions utilizing complex data sources
  • Identify & define key business metrics and KPIs in partnership with business stakeholders
  • Define & develop scalable data models in alignment & support from data engineering & IT teams
  • Lead UI UX workshops to develop user stories, wireframes & develop intuitive visualizations
  • Collaborate with data engineering, data science & IT teams to deliver business friendly dashboard & reporting solutions
  • Apply best practices in data visualization design & continuously improve upon intuitive user experience for business stakeholders.
  • Provide thought leadership and data visualization best practices to the broader Data & Analytics organization
  • Identify opportunities to apply data visualization technologies to streamline & enhance manual / legacy reporting deliveries
  • Provide training & coaching to internal stakeholders to enable a self-service operating model
  • Co-create information governance & apply data privacy best practices to solutions
  • Continuously innovative on visualization best practices & technologies by reviewing external resources & marketplace


Required Experience:

  • BA/BS
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in data visualization, infographics, and interactive visual storytelling
  • Working experience and knowledge in Spotfire / Qlik / PowerBI / Tableau and other data visualization technologies
  • Working experience and knowledge in ETL process, data modeling techniques & platforms (Alteryx, Informatica, Dataiku, etc.)
  • Experience working with Database technologies (Redshift, Oracle, Snowflake, etc) & data processing languages (SQL, Python, R, etc.)
  • Experience in leveraging and managing third party vendors and contractors
  • Self-motivation, proactivity, and ability to work independently with minimum direction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to navigate a complex matrix environment and organize/prioritize work efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead with diverse groups of work colleagues and positively manage ambiguity
  • Experience in Pharma and or Biotech Industry is a plus

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

Company Info.

Merck & Co.

Merck & Co., Inc. is a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey. It is named after the Merck family, which set up Merck Group in Germany in 1668. The company does business as MSD outside the United States and Canada.

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