Senior Data Scientist - Nutrition

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Senior Data Scientist

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Analyze data, draw insights, and present results in a cohesive, intuitive, and simplistic manner to the client
  • Utilize technologies to collect, clean, analyze, predict, and effectively communicate information
  • Prepare both structured and unstructured data for analysis
  • Able to examine data sets and determine the best end-to-end analysis plan to address key business questions and create value for the client
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis to determine trends and significant data relationships
  • Develop machine learning models to apply test data algorithms to future data
  • Validate models/analytical techniques, and develop algorithms to execute analytical functions
  • Works with stakeholders to define business questions, requirements, timelines, objectives, and success criteria to address need.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for significant operational, process or system level product improvements.
  • Communicate model logic and restrictions
  • Work closely with the business to understand the domain and interactively refine analyses
  • Transform analytical results into actionable recommendations for business partners using deep industry knowledge
  • Coach and mentor junior data scientists and provide technical/analytical guidance when needed
  • Provides input into developing departmental and site processes and procedures.
  • Guide and otherwise contribute to technical teams in development, deployment and application of applied analytics, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, etc.
  • Independently manages and consults in multiple complex projects working with stakeholders to define business questions, requirements, timelines, objectives, and success criteria to address need
  • Experience in creating and implementing machine learning algorithms and advanced statistics such as: regression, time-series forecasting, clustering, decision trees, exploratory data analysis methodology, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, optimization, unstructured data analysis, and neural networks
  • Researches and adapts existing open-source algorithms when possible, and develops novel techniques when needed


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, YOU'LL BRING

Required
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Analytics or similar discipline including Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Engineering is preferred
  • Prior experience/education in life sciences or healthcare preferred
  • Advanced degree in Life or Physical Science, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or closely related discipline is preferred


Preferred
  • 4-6 years' work-related experience with degree or sufficient transferable experience to demonstrate functional equivalence to a degree
  • Advanced Experience with programming scripts such as Python, Java, Scala, C++ in Linux/Unix, and R
  • Experience in applying data analysis techniques to a large set of data using big data systems such as Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, or similar software
  • Advanced analytics knowledge and application in the field of
  • E xcellent communication skill and project management skills
  • Mathematical programming
  • Business acumen and experience with operational or strategic systems


WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with on-boarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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