Sr. Data Scientist, Real World Evidence - Janssen BT Commercial Data Science

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Data Scientist in Janssen Business Technology located in Titusville, or Horsham, PA.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson provide medicines for an array of health concerns in several therapeutic areas. Our goal is to help people live healthy lives. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market - from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals. For more about the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, visit

The Commercial Data Sciences team within the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Business Technology organization is looking for an extraordinary scientist who is passionate about crafting, developing, and fielding data science solutions that drive impact for patients and for Janssen.

In this role, you will be someone who stays on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, data science, and advanced analytics research through novel project execution and development of algorithms that influence decisions at various levels in the organization, including but not limited to omnichannel sales and marketing optimization, patient/payer analytics, and related commercially focused model development.

The role requires both a broad knowledge of existing AI-type algorithms and the creativity to invent and customize when necessary. You will partner with matrixed teams to deliver projects and develop solutions that in turn deliver insights. You will be part of a dynamic, accomplished organization that will support multiple therapeutic areas and commercial functions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Delivery of novel modeling solutions designed to drive the interrogation of datasets for insights in scientific and business application areas. These solutions include the application of specialized approaches in classification, regression, clustering, NLP, image analysis, graph theory, and/or other techniques.
  • Using domain-specific understanding, translates unstructured, complex business problems into the appropriate data problem, model, and analytical solutions across multiple projects
  • Oversee the research and development of predictive models and computational methods to guide and influence decision-making outcomes
  • Develop effective relationships with commercial and medical leaders to ensure utilization and value of information resources and services in multiple projects.
  • Responsible for advanced data science expertise to multiple cross-functional projects and driving delivery of complex data science solutions that drive value to Johnson and Johnson
  • Lead and apply ongoing knowledge and awareness in trends, standard methodology, and new developments in analytics and data science to influence functional practices.
  • Collaborates across the Johnson and Johnson Data and AI community to develop best practices and cross-functional opportunities that drive value
  • Oversight of partnerships with multiple third parties, academic or outsourced partners to shape and drive project outcomes and knowledge building



  • Ph.D. with 2+ years of experience, or M.S. with 5+ years of relevant experience in Computer Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Informatics, Medical Informatics, Computational Biology or a related discipline.
  • Significant experience in the modeling of complex datasets in applied business and/or scientific application domains
  • Familiarity with large datasets, handling of healthcare-relevant datasets, and understanding of data analysis workflows.
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL.
  • Strong working knowledge of machine learning platforms/environments, and AI-type algorithms, including machine learning techniques such as regression, decision trees, probability networks, association rules, clustering, neural networks, and/or Bayesian models.
  • Ability to understand, shape, and measure the business value of solutions, while managing competing stakeholder priorities and ambiguity.
  • Enthusiastic about building on and learning new methods and ways to use real-world data to change the practice of medicine.


  • Experience in life sciences and healthcare
  • Experience in observational research study design in a variety of healthcare data sources in pharmaceuticals, tech, consulting, or academia
  • Familiarity in Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) generation and execution for observational studies, experience working with EMR, registry data, and insurance claims
  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry with strong knowledge of drug development, and commercial pharmaceuticals business
  • Publication in relevant fields in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and other scientific proceedings.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with stakeholders, understand relevant scientific/business challenges at a deep level and translate into data science activities to deliver value to the business

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

Company Info.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is an American multinational corporation founded in 1886 that develops medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is ranked No. 36 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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