Data Scientist - London or Paris

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Updated: March 3, 2020
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 6381




You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.


You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn’t cut it – you’ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you’re known for your good nature. You’ll fit right in at Syneos Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.


This opportunity is with Syneos Health Consulting, an industry-leading consulting firm specializing in the biopharmaceutical industry providing services across a comprehensive range of key Practice Areas including commercial strategy and planning, medical affairs, risk and program management and pricing and market access. You’ll join a team with industry focus, depth of functional expertise, and strong scientific and market knowledge that is uniquely positioned to tackle highly complex business and market challenges to develop achievable strategies for our clients. High-level details in one sentence about the role.



  • Uploading/importing international health databases, conducting database quality control, structuring databases, and performing database requests
  • Performing/programming descriptive statistical analysis in HEOR projects
  • Setting up of result templates and developing programs to generate automatic standard statistical outputs in Excel/Words
  • Participating in the development of methods sections in specification document and reports
  • Participating in development of advanced visuals in SAS/R and Excel
  • Participating in setting up quality processes

Job Requirements

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:

  • A degree in data management, statistics or data science (e.g., IUT STID, license STID in France)
  • Relevant experience in biostatistics or health economics/outcomes research or epidemiology
  • Good statistical/quantitative skills (standard descriptive analysis, survival analysis, regression analysis) 
  • An excellent knowledge of statistical software: ideally SAS and R programming languages in both PC and mainframe environments required. Knowledge in Python is appreciated.
  • A strong interest in learning new statistical software and methods;
  • Experience in managing big patient-level databases (claims data, EMR data or other types)
  • Experience in operating information systems with a good knowledge of data management software or framework: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Symfony
  • Experience in building a request system and performing database requests
  • Ability to work in Excel to at least intermediate levels. Knowledge of VBA is appreciated
  • Competency in using Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to meet high quality standards
  •  Experience in summarizing information into slides/reports
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English, including presentations and report writing
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of consulting and biopharmaceutical industries preferred
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to cope with time pressure
  • The drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re a part of the big picture. We work hand in hand to guide pre-market development through post-market commercial strategy. Knowledge sharing across advisory groups unlocks the innovation and unique strategies our end-to-end commercialization projects require. Our collaborative mindset means every project is a chance to solve a new challenge, learn from your teammates, become better-rounded, and evolve your career.

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Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)


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