Data Scientist R&D Intern

Sanofi S.A.
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Job Description

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Our vision for digital, data analytics, and AI

Sanofi has recently embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions. This has enabled us, to accelerate R&D, improve manufacturing and commercial performance, and bring novel drugs and vaccines to patients faster, all in order to improve health and save lives.

The Digital Team at Sanofi is a unique data-driven team. We pride ourselves on being data-obsessed and highly focused on using state of the art processes along with global technologies to drive impact to our solutions. We measure our insights and products based on how they preform across the globe and hold ourselves to the highest regard as our solutions can impact millions of lives. When tackling a problem, we do not just ask how we will create a solution, but how we will create a solution that reaches across the world with the best possible societal outcome.

If you are passionate about improving the health and wellness of people across the globe using Data as your means, then you should look no farther than the Digital Team here at Sanofi.

Join us on our journey in enabling Sanofi’s Digital Transformation through becoming an AI first organization. This means:

  • AI Factory - Versatile Teams Operating in Cross Functional Pods: Utilizing digital and data resources to develop AI products, bringing data management, AI and product development skills to products, programs and projects to create an agile, fulfilling and meaningful work environment. 
  • Leading Edge Tech Stack: Experience build products that will be deployed globally on a leading-edge tech stack. 
  • World Class Mentorship and Training: Working with renowned, published leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets

We are looking for Co-Op/interns who are passionate about biology, medicine, data and ML to join our talented team by bring a data and AI first mindset to solve business problems. In this position you’ll be working with renowned, published leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets

Do you have what it takes to join our Sanofi Digital Data team?

Students can focus on unique aspects of the R&D space including areas such as:

  • Active learning for drug discovery
  • Deep Neural Networks for the analysis and modeling of imaging data
  • Graphical models for systems and network biology using single cell data
  • Integrating clinical and molecular data
  • Evaluating and designing ML methods for new technologies such as spatial transcriptomics

What we offer:

  • You can play an important role in discoveries that will directly impact human health and well being
  • You get to work in a place where we use cutting edge technology and with access to the most advanced computational infrastructure
  • You would work under some of the leading experts in the ML for drug discovery area including researchers with PhD from the top universities in Canada and the US.
  • You have the opportunity to work hybrid and foster your business acumen through the interactions of the global data science team – in the world’s largest vaccine pharmaceutical.
  • To experience the data first culture and innovation, take a look at the power of science:

Who we are looking for? Interns who are:

  • Interested in evaluating, testing and extending complex ML methods for drug and vaccine discovery.
  • Enthusiastic and adaptable to various digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • Have the desire to work independently but also in a team environment
  • Have a creative mind to design and deliver strategic initiatives
  • Open to learning and building networks with your peers locally and globally
  • Quick learners and internally driven to work on a leading class tech stack

ML for Drug and Vaccine Discovery INTERN - What you’ll be doing:

  • Focusing on a specific analysis challenge and deep diving to understand the current landscape of data, methods, evaluation metrics and implementations available.
  • Working with our ML data teams, define a strategy to test, evaluate and further extend methods for the data and / or problem you are assigned.
  • Implement, test and refine the methods and apply them to internal Sanofi data in close collaboration with our experimental and clinical teams.
  • Enabling the visualization of the results to make them accessible to non experts
  • Prepare the work for publication in major conference / journal

What’s your experience and education:

  • You are working towards a MSc degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Machine Learning or related areas.
  • You have worked, or is working on the analysis and modeling of molecular, biological or clinical data
  • Enthusiasm for the drug discovery area is a must.
  • Passionate about working within an AI transformation
  • Can work independently and enjoy taking ownership of projects
  • You have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 8.0 on a 12.0 scale
  • You have demonstrated skills such as self-motivation and self-discipline, organizational, time management analytical thinking and problem solving. Listening, verbal communication, written and interpersonal skills to interact at various levels of the organization.
  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • You must be legally eligible to work for Sanofi in Canada

Note that the line of business that you are assigned to may require specific skills not mentioned in this posting.

The Sanofi Digital Data Team uses a hybrid working model combining remote and office-based work. The Canada Digital Data Hub offices are located at 240 Richmond Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Company Info.

Sanofi S.A.

Sanofi is comprised of three core business units: Specialty Care, Vaccines and General Medicines. Consumer Healthcare will become a standalone business unit. Around the world, more than 100,000 people at Sanofi are dedicated to making a difference in patients' daily lives, wherever they live, and enabling them to enjoy a healthier life.

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