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Accelerator - Senior Data Scientist - All Gender France

Homa Games

Homa Games France France

2 months ago

Who are they?

At Sanofi, we pursue the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. In France, more than 20,000 passionate men and women tirelessly push their limits to transform the practice of medicine and improve patient health with drugs and vaccines.

The desire to advance science is our strength. We want to improve the health of populations and find new solutions for patients by combining scientific progress and advanced technologies.

In France, we provide more than 400 drugs, vaccines and health products, including 18 vaccines and more than 200 drugs of major therapeutic interest.

Sanofi’s roots are anchored in France where most of the Research and Development is located. In the French medical research landscape, we hold a central role and actively participate in the construction of a dynamic health sector.

To contribute to the world of tomorrow, three commitments guide our actions: access to care for the most vulnerable, inclusion of all through work and preservation of... the planet. Nothing would be possible without the remarkable mobilization of our employees and partners.

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Who we are in a nutshell

We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. Our purpose is to find treatment to fight pain and ease suffering. We combine breakthrough science and advanced technology to develop life-changing medicines and vaccines.

Digital & Data is at the heart of Sanofi: our ambition is to be the leading digital healthcare platform to develop & deliver medicine faster, enable healthcare professionals to improve treatments and help patients improve their health. Our scale, strong connections within health ecosystems across leveraging the world, and ability to leverage Sanofi’s capabilities make us the best place to push the boundaries of medicine through technology.

Why joining Sanofi Digital

Executive sponsorship and governance, with newly appointed CDO & leadership team

Digital & data culture in place with agile ways of working and a strong ecosystem (Sanofi Ventures, BD Partnerships)

Unique diversity of medical & technical challenges, with mobility opportunities

Awarded “Top Employers France” 2021

And more specifically, why “Accelerator powered by Sanofi”

A new entity launched March 1st to Become the leading Digital Health platform

A separate location, in WeWork (Paris 75017), 5 minutes walk away from the future Sanofi HQ location

Startup-like streamlined processes to ensure delivery speed

Focused on end-to-end building the most transformative and profitable products

The products you will work on

We are building next-gen health & digital products, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, including

Digital Health products improving the patient experience and treatment adherence, through innovative digital products (Software as Medical Devices):

Connected ecosystem solutions such as patients’ glycemic control & full disease management, leveraging connected pens

Symptoms checking apps able to understand disease and track symptoms

Remote treatment solutions providing individual recommendations, accessible by anyone, anytime, anywhere

Personalized care model informed by AI to identify symptoms’ early signals and recommend corrective actions to the patient and the care giver

Omnichannel products supporting multi-channel engagement with healthcare providers & patients

Multi-channel digital targeting platform to deliver tailored digital campaigns

Machine learning and predictive analytics to improve engagement (calls, chats) based on feedback

Recommendation engines for cross selling/up-selling and next-best action delivery to sales reps

Tailored content delivery based on preference and viewing history

Digital Marketing products optimizing marketing campaign’s reach and impact

Market analytics tools to understand key dynamics across categories and identify growth/uplift potential

Strategic allocation tools, able to dynamically model impact of different scenarios and achieve sales targets

Tactical allocation tools, with built-in ROI response modelling, at “brand x touchpoint level”


You as a Data Scientist

You are a dynamic data scientist interested in challenging the status quo to ensure development and impact of Sanofi's AI solutions for the patients of tomorrow. You are an influencer and leader who has deployed AI/ML solutions applying state-of-the art algorithms with technically robust lifecycle management. You have a keen eye for improvement opportunities and a demonstrated ability to deliver AI/ML solutions while working across different technologies and in a cross-functional environment

Your key responsibilities will be

Work with business teams to understand requirements, and translate them into technical needs

Apply data science expertise in machine learning, statistics, forecasting and optimization to multiple analytics projects

Gather/organize large & complex data assets, and perform relevant analysis to propose and implement relevant data models for each business case

Build models, algorithms, simulations, and experiments by writing highly optimized code and using state-of-the art machine learning technologies

Work on full-spectrum of activities, from conducting ML experiments to delivering production-ready models

Use data analysis, visualization, storytelling, and data technologies to scope, define and deliver AI-based data products

Work with developers, engineers, and MLOps to deliver AI/ML solutions


Key Functional Requirements & Qualification

Experience developing deployable code and deploying models in product-focused development under an agile environment

Experience in production-ready software development

Excellent business analysis, data visualization and data storytelling skills

Key Technical Requirements & Qualifications

Expertise with core data science languages (such as Python, R, Scala), and familiarity with different database systems (e.g. SQL, NoSQL)

Expertise within most of the following areas: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, federated learning, time series forecasting, Bayesian statistics, optimization

Comfortable working in cloud and high-performance computing environments (e.g. AWS, GCP, Databricks, Apache Spark)

Hands-on AI/ML modeling experience of complex datasets combined with strong understanding of theoretical foundations of AI/ML (CI/CD, Orchestration)

Knowledge of Tableau, Power BI, Plotly or similar

Experience with various enterprise-level Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Soft and behavioral skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience working with multiple teams to drive alignment and results

Service-oriented, flexible, positive team player

Self-motivated, takes initiative

Problem solving & critical thinking

Your background

3-5 years of experience in a data team as Data Scientist

PhD in mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, statistics, economics, or a related quantitative discipline with strong coding skills, OR Master’s Degree in relevant domain with years of analytical experience

Track record of applying machine learning/ deep learning approaches to solve molecule-related problems

Experience with database mining, big data, and large-scale virtual screening using Bayesian Optimization or Gaussian Processes is desired

Experience in a healthcare company is a strong plus


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

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