Senior Data Scientist (Remote)

ICON plc
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Job Description

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients' lives.

Our 'Own It' culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That's our vision. We're driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you're as driven as we are, join us. You'll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you'll be helping shape an industry.


The Real World Evidence Senior Data Scientist on the MI team is responsible for distilling ideas into clearly defined questions or probe to understand the asks clearly. Applying clinical knowledge or compiled research towards designing analyses and solutions based on available data (patient level claims or competitive clinical trials) that can be standalone or incorporated into strategy development for clinical trial development, site selection, outcomes research or descriptive analyses of the disease progression, patient treatment journeys or disease natural history. Coming up with innovative and/or standardizing methods or modules.

  • Use the most appropriate data modelling / machine learning principles and tools to design, explore and build scalable data solutions, potentially from source systems through to the presentation layer.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to understand the operational challenges and goals, and to then explore, design and build appropriate data solutions to meet those goals and alleviate the business challenge.
  • Work to differentiate ICON from competitors by exploring and developing solutions that drive meaningful outcomes for customers
  • Monitor and be aware of trends in technology, data sciences and business practice in the pharmaceutical industry, and provide advice and recommendations on emerging artificial intelligence / machine learning trends and applications.
  • Work to deliver maximum customer value for minimum cost.
  • Undertake other reasonably related duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which centre around our commitment to people, clients and performance.

As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.


  • 5+ years of experience working with patient level healthcare data.
  • 5+ years of programming experience in data manipulation.
  • 5+ years of experience in understanding and translating clinical aspects of diseases as well as disease management to reflect the same in healthcare data.
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Expertise in at least one statistical software package, preferably R or SAS.
  • Strong skills in MS Office, in particular Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proven expertise in interpreting questions or ideas into requirements, analysis plan and subsequently answers.
  • Able to translate clinical objectives into actionable analyses.
  • Able to communicate findings clearly to non-technical audiences in oral as well as written presentations.
  • Attention to details that are critical in arriving to correct conclusions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a dynamic project team members.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Organized and flexible team player that is able to assess priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • BS/MS in a quantitative discipline: Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Engineering.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the quality of our people. That's why we've made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals - both ours and yours.

We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans - and related benefits such as life assurance - so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.

But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you'll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

Company Info.

ICON plc

ICON is an American Irish-headquartered healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation that provides consulting, clinical development and commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical industry. As of November 2021, ICON had 38,000 employees in 147 locations spread across 46 countries.

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