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Bristol Myers Squibb

Sr Scientist, Translational Epidemiology

Science and Research



Field, New Jersey, United States

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The Senior Scientist is a key member of the Informatics and Predictive Sciences (IPS) Translational Epidemiology team and has two main goals. The first is to enhance and transform real-world and omics data brought in from partners to prepare for analysis. The second is to design and conduct, in collaboration with others in IPS, high-quality statistical analyses utilizing real world evidence (RWE) and omics data sources to support research goals, publication plans and cross-functional internal and external collaborations. Of importance is understanding the unique methodologic challenges of clinico-genomic RWD and being a collaborative contributor to moving this area forward. This role can be fully remote.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on quantitative genetic or molecular epidemiologist, statistician, or applied mathematician with experience in large-scale healthcare data processing and analysis. They will have experience working with a variety of data sources, such as electronic health record data, insurance claims data, biobank data, research consortium data, and/or omics data. The candidate must also have a demonstrated ability to 1) be highly collaborative with data development, coding, study design, and analyses, 2) be an active listener able to integrate input from diverse sources and stakeholders, and 3) translate clinical or business questions into data and analysis requirements resulting in a clear path forward for the project and team. The candidate will also be required to maintain a deep understanding of healthcare data, from data generation, acquisition, and integration to its analysis and interpretation, with the opportunity to actively improve and innovate in each of those areas.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary dynamic environment and contribute a deep understanding of the strengths and challenges of developing, analyzing, and interpreting clinico-genomic RWD.
  • Represent the Translational Epidemiology group and its capabilities in meetings with peers with diverse backgrounds
  • Collaborate with team members to meet project checkpoints and accomplish team objectives

Key competencies, skills, and attributes:

  • Ability to write code to work with structured and semi-structured data
  • Advanced knowledge of diverse analytical approaches (ex. statistics, predictive modeling, visual analytics) and the desire to continually learn and grow your analytical skillset
  • Ability to multi-task and handle numerous matrixed projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in effective joint problem-solving to address key challenges

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematics or similar field with 7+ years of academic / industry experience and coding experience
  • OR Master's Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematics or similar field, along with coding experience and 5+ years of academic / industry experience
  • OR PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematics or similar field, along with coding experience and 2+ years of academic / industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred prior experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology / healthcare / health IT industry
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience executing observational healthcare or translational research studies
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working with large real-world databases (EMR, biobanks, consortium data, etc)

Preferred Technical Experience Guidelines:

  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of R (preferred) or another coding language (e.g., python, SAS)
  • Experience analyzing data from traditional healthcare databases (electronic medical records, claims, etc) and integrated omics data is preferred

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $109,000-$150,700, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the where the job is performed.

Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

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If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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