Kelly Services Data Scientist I in South San Francisco, California

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Data Scientist I


The Position is Early Clinical Development ECD department is seeking a Data Scientist reporting to the Predictive Analytics Team Lead.

The Predictive Analytics group supports clinical development in the area of trial design, study planning and the creation and application of predictive algorithms.

The role will require cross-functional interactions with Clinical Science and Clinical Operations.

The Data Scientist will act as a consultant and be required to both establish and apply new machine learning methods to specific problem domains within those functions.

The Data Scientist will primarily be responsible for the development and the deployment of machine learning methods in early clinical development with particular focus on the application to: protocol writing, clinical trial planning/forecasting, and study execution.

In addition, the data scientist may work to apply methods from the ECD AI Artificial Intelligence team to specific problem domains.


Lead key machine learning pilots to ensure successful completion and develop plans to integrate capabilities into the normal early clinical development process

Access, process, manipulate data of large volumes and from diverse sources e.g. Oracle Clinical, Teradata, Medidata RAVE,

Development of new and novel machine learning methods for predictive modeling and simulation-based modeling

Project and predict business processes including clinical site activation, patient screening and enrollment

Detect trends and anomalies in data and analyses

Conduct ad hoc requests to support clinical development business needs

Possess in-depth knowledge of multiple real-world data assets and share information about these data to business partners and the ECDi team.


Proficiency in Python

Demonstrated proficiency using Apache Spark and SparkML

Demonstrated Proficiency using Tensorflow and/or PyTorch Demonstrated Proficiency using Keras

Desirable, experience using a probabilistic programming library or language such as PyMC3, Edward or Figaro

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to lead cross functional multi-disciplinary teams

Able to work in teams and collaborate with others to solve the most challenging business problems


Degree in a relevant technical field such as Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science. Masters or PhD is a plus

2+ yrs experience in using Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science 1+ yrs with a PhD

3+ yrs experience in Clinical Development, Pharmaceutical, or healthcare industry

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