11 days old
2017-12-062018-01-05

Director, Data Science and Biostatistics

Boston Scientific Corporation
Valencia, California 91355
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.

In Boston Scientific Neuromodulation we deliver advanced systems that are used to treat neurological conditions, including implantable products that stimulate the brain and spinal cord. Our Valencia site is the Neuromodulation Divisional Headquarters, where we design and develop our therapy leading implantable neuro-stimulation systems. These systems include spinal cord stimulators for the treatment of pain and deep brain stimulators for movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia). Breakthroughs in neuromodulation technology have helped more than 400,000 people worldwide over the past four decades. But there is enormous potential to help even more people. In our drive to be the world leader in neurological devices, we strive to improve every life we touch through our dedication to innovation, our commitment to people, and our passion for performance.

 

About the role:

Boston Scientific Neuromodulation is currently seeking an exceptional Data Science and Biostatistics Leader to join our winning team.  Lead the data science and biostatistics functions across the Neuromodulation global franchises (Pain Management and Deep Brain Stimulation). Responsible for driving growth and expanding capabilities of the data science team as well as managing biostatisticians who carry out statistical design and analysis activities.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and direction to drive the continued growth of data science competency and contributions in close partnership with IT, Digital Health Initiatives and R&D.  Identifies opportunities for innovation by applying data science and analytic methodologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, to research and business challenges.
  • Interacts with executive level management, regulatory agencies, clinicians and vendors, and coordinates across the organization, including Marketing, HE&R (Health Economics and Reimbursement), Regulatory and Legal, to achieve department and company goals.
  • Supports the broader Neuromodulation organization as the top-level data science and statistics subject matter expert, including providing advice to Sr. Management, analytical expertise to other departments, and managing statistical review in support of business needs.
  • Provides strategic direction to the data science and biostatistics teams in the application of statistics, machine learning and AI to achieve endpoints meeting regulatory, business, and scientific requirements.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of clinical data to regulatory agencies throughout clinical study life cycle with close cross-functional collaboration.
  • Stays abreast of best practices, industry standards, and regulatory requirements pertaining to data science tools and technology, statistical methodology, study design, collection of clinical data, and its reporting and dissemination.
  • Makes and executes operational decisions with a strategic perspective.
  • Demonstrates effective change leadership.
  • Recruits, coaches and develops organizational talent.
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives

Requirements

What we’re looking for:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree – M.S. or Ph.D. in (bio) statistics, applied statistics, applied mathematics, or other quantitative field.
  • Proven track record of delivering analytic solutions to solve complex problems using a data-driven approach and technical innovation. Demonstrated success in interpreting analytic output and providing strategic recommendations.
  • Excellent analytical skills.  Expertise in statistical and data science principles and methods and the ability to instruct others in these areas.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of an organization.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in the design, execution, and use of a wide array of data analysis techniques and tools in designing solutions, plus 8+ years’ experience managing team-based projects and working in a cross-functional product development setting.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements governing clinical trials.
  • Up to 20% domestic and international travel required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of one or more of Python, R, SAS, or Apache Spark.

 

Management Requirements:

  • Leads a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Directs and controls the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements).

 

About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Requisition ID: 343055

 

Categories

  • Data Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Math
  • Statistics

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