Sr Data Scientist Bioimaging and Digital Pathology
About the Company:
Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people in over 100 countries at Sanofi are dedicated to make a difference on patients’ daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life. As a company with a global vision of drug development and a highly-regarded corporate culture, Sanofi is recognized as one of the best pharmaceutical companies in the world and is pioneering the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the R&D organization including drug discovery, chemical manufacturing and control, translational research, clinical development, and regulatory document management and submission. Details of the organization and the company’s mission and goals can be found on our website (http://www.sanofi.us/l/us/en/index.jsp).
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can significantly speed up drug discovery and development and shorten identification of the right patients for clinical trials thereby creating better medicines that save lives. AI and Deep Analytics (AIDA) is a critical group in Data and Data Science (DDS) organization at Sanofi R&D focused on applications of AI/ML and Deep Learning (DL) in life sciences and biopharmaceuticals.
Our existing research and development areas include precision medicine and bioinformatics; computational design of therapeutic antibodies and small molecules; bioimaging and digital pathology using deep learning; natural language processing (NLP), digital signal processing (DSP) and machine learning applied to digital health and patient-generated data from wearables.
Scientists in our team come from diverse backgrounds in computational life sciences and engineering with deep expertise in AI/ML, deep learning, and algorithmic analysis of data.
We are looking for a Sr. Data Scientist in our AIDA group at Sanofi R&D with a strong background in deep learning and its applications in bioimaging and digital pathology, particularly, analysis of multiplex Immunofluorescence (IF) images and histopathology slides. Bioimaging and Digital Pathology have immense applications in tissue deep phenotyping and understanding of drug signatures and response.
The candidate will directly report to the Global Head of AI and Deep Analytics at Sanofi R&D.
The responsibilities of the data scientist in AI and Deep Analytics will include:
Applying AI/ML for modeling and embedding of data plus performing tasks such as classification, clustering, prediction, generation, and relationship discovery.
Close interactions with other data scientists, subject matter experts (SMEs), and business stakeholders
Update and report relevant results to interdisciplinary project teams and stakeholders
Maintain a keen awareness of recent developments in data science and cloud computing infrastructures and state-of-the-art of AI/ML/DL algorithms and research results
Active engagement in evaluation and coordination of both academic and startup collaborations
Qualifications & Requirements:
A PhD degree in Computer Science, Information and Engineering Sciences, Physics, Biophysics, or Statistics with an emphasis on machine learning and deep learning applied to image processing
+3 years of industry experience with a strong record of accomplishments and project experience in applications of AI/ML
Strong familiarity with Deep Learning, neural network architectures including CNNs, RNNs, Embeddings, Transfer Learning, and Attention-based Networks.
Familiarity with Data Visualization libraries and dimensionality reduction algorithms
Proficient in Python, SQL, and NoSQL databases
Familiarity with some of deep learning libraries such as Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch, and OpenCV
The ability to work with APIs and multi-GPU machines on the cloud
A change agent with a combination of business, science & technology, and diplomatic skills
At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society.
At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.
As part of its diversity commitment, Sanofi is welcoming and integrating people with disabilities.