Staff Scientist, Data Sciences

Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Job Description

An opportunity exists for a Data Scientist in the Corporate Data Science team supporting the Laboratory Chemicals Division (LCD) of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The position has global coverage and will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, working minimum 3 days onsite per week. You will report to a managing data scientist and be positioned on an existing team of several data scientists, analysts, and a program manager.

Location/Division: Pittsburgh, PA Corporate Offices

The Laboratory Chemicals Divisions (LCD) enables its customers by bringing chemistry to life! Scientific journeys begin with chemicals and end with life-enriching results. Our purpose is to deliver chemicals safely and efficiently, so that our customers can focus on results.

Together, we will:

Become the trusted partner for chemicals in the markets we serve.

Honor our commitments by consistently delivering results.

Become an admired business to work for, and a safe and fulfilling career destination for superior talent.

How will you make an impact:

You will enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer by employing a cross section of machine learning and analytic processes to develop algorithms that will improve efficiency and drive revenue enabling growth for Thermo Fisher Scientific Chemical’s division. Working with a team of phenomenal people you will learn how to navigate the complex business concerns and translate them into processes and algorithms. These solutions will be presented to fellow analysts and business partners. There will be a continuous challenge to develop new analytic capabilities and improve existing ones on a wide variety of projects. The Staff Data Scientist will choose the approach taken.

What will you do:

  • Develops strategies and requirements to use artificial intelligence and automation to enhance business decisions.
  • Collaborate with peers in Marketing, Portfolio Management, and Sales to identify key business needs and areas of opportunities and translate business questions into quantitative analyses.
  • Apply advanced data algorithms to design and optimize models that drive monetization and increase engagement on Digital Marketing channels.
  • Proactively identify and evaluate growth opportunities to be translated as recommendations for our Commercial and Marketing teams.
  • Develop visualization and key performance indexes to understand effectiveness of marketing and guide marketing decisions.
  • Proactively identify gaps and opportunities for sales and marketing teams and use data to generate leads and to drive revenue.
  • Effectively respond to requests for ad hoc analyses.
  • Work with Marketing Analytics team to build reporting to drive desired business results.

How will you get here:


Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of meaningful experience in data science, analytics, statistics, applied math or related or master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.


  • Business analytics required, pricing or marketing analytics experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Python (or PySpark) and SQL
  • AWS/Cloud Computing experience preferred.
  • Exposure to a variety of operating systems and computing platforms preferred.
  • Familiarity with available Open-Source solutions that will boost the team’s effectiveness preferred.
  • Extracting data from multiple sources, cleaning and validating for duplicates and other anomalies
  • Employing math and statistics into algorithms to generate real-time predictive systems.
  • Align and adapt business problems to the most efficient machine learning algorithm.
  • Write code from scratch to create solutions that don’t align with any available turnkey package.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Selecting and explaining the best analytical technique for the problem
  • Understanding how to create a computationally efficient solution.
  • Accurately manage data coming from multiple domestic and international sources
  • Proactively create solutions as opportunities are identified.
  • Exceptional project management skills and the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects to complete responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Must embrace team spirit and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including communication across business areas and with global team.
  • Initiative-taking with bias for action.
  • Willingness to travel to accomplish assigned goals.
  • Must show the ability to demonstrate the Thermos Fisher values (The Four I’s) – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing efficiency in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit

Company Info.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry (including in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors). Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was created in 2006 by the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific, to form a company with US$ 9 billion.

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