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Director Data Analytics - United States  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Director, Data and Analyticsin ourCambridge, MAoffice.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.  As a Director, Data and Analytics, you will be empowered led lead the adoption and utilization of technologies, models and methods for science driven data analytics across R&D, and a typical day will include: 
  • Lead the implementation and operational activities of Takeda R&D use cases utilizing scientific data for insights and broad effect.
  • Drive the definition, design, implementation and validation of cutting-edge algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes by leveraging complex statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques.
  • Prioritize and oversee portfolio of projects ensuring alignment of activities and standards.
  • Advance socialization of techniques and new technologies throughout organization.


  • Oversee the ingestion and classification of diverse data sources, such as clinical trial data, electronic health record data, insurance claims data, and disease, patient data
  • Deliver on data-driven research projects through organization of team efforts and hands-on approach
  • Actively listen, integrate input from diverse sources, and collaboratively translate medical or business questions into data and analysis requirements
  • Partners with domain experts to verify and drive model capabilities and translate modeling outputs into business language
  • Partners with IT resources to enable appropriate data flow/data model, development using appropriate tools/technology, rapid prototyping and informs the design of analytical products
  • Coaches, develops and mentor employees (team) on data science tools and methodologies
  • Builds external alliances to gain and share information and industry trends.


  • Advanced degree (PhD, MS) in a data-related field with a substantial scientific and statistical component
  • 10+ years experience working in pharmaceutical / biotechnology / healthcare / health IT industry, and 5 + delivering end-to-end data analysis projects
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels of management.
  • Seasoned data scientist with experience in large-scale healthcare data analysis and industry models/standards
  • Advanced knowledge of a subset of analytical approaches (ex. machine learning, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, visual analytics)
  • Experience in observational healthcare data analysis
  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of R and/or Python
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Experience analyzing data from traditional healthcare databases (electronic medical records, claims, etc) is preferred
  • Experience with Hadoop platforms (Cloudera a plus) and related “big data” technologies is preferred
  • Experience working in Cloud Computing environments (ex AWS, Azure, etc) is preferred


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings, corporate partners, additional Takeda sites.
  • Requires approximately 10% travel.

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs
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