Principal Data Scientist at Elsevier (Philadelphia, PA)

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Our team is a diverse group of data scientists and research scientists who develop approaches to improve our software products and work with the engineering teams that build them. In this role, the Principal Data Scientist will support our knowledge graph and search teams, working day-to-day with the engineering teams to develop new approaches to leverage our knowledge graph and improve search algorithms.

As a Data Scientist you will perform complex research, design, and development of data science and data analysis projects to improve the search experience and improve search relevancy. Their projects will also support our other applications in clinical decision support, nursing & health education, and global medical education in understanding and improving the way users access and use content.

  • Understanding doctor, nurse and patient information needs to design data science, data analytics and machine learning solutions to improve patient outcomes
  • Serving as expert in relevant Data Science and/or Statistical frameworks. Designing approaches and writing code and services for data science and data analysis projects in a data science development life cycle
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams in a diverse and multicultural environment to identify approaches for data science to improve our products or inform our customers.
  • Contributing to a collaborative, inclusive working environment by supporting other team members, mentoring junior data scientists, and contributing to Elsevier's diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
  • Fostering data science literacy and community, giving internal presentations and demos, and representing Elsevier data science externally at conferences and with publications

Basic Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (PhD or MSc and equivalent experience) in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Linguistics, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, lead, & execute complex Data Science projects. Works across coding languages used in Data Science (e.g. Python, SQL, Java, C++, and/or R) to perform advanced analyses (such as algorithm development, statistical analyses or training predictive models) as well as manipulating and visualizing data.
  • Experience working on commercial data science projects with data engineering and software engineering principles in putting data science into production.
  • Thrives on working collaboratively and enjoy supporting, learning from, and sharing knowledge with a team of people from different backgrounds.

Our team and organization are based in Philadelphia, PA, USA but we have offices across the United States and have options for home-based, fully remote work.

Elsevier is a leading provider of information solutions for healthcare and research professionals around the world. We provide over 20% of the world's trusted clinical content, serving 94% of the top hundred health systems and over 20 million healthcare professionals. At Elsevier Health, we focus on empowering students, clinicians, and healthcare professionals with products that provide evidence-based content, driving better clinical decisions and improved patient outcomes. Our talented team of data scientists and engineers work on a wide range of products from simulated patient exams and testing support for nurses to point-of-care solutions for clinicians, delivering the right information for the right patient at the right time.

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, family leave and tuition reimbursement, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and long-term goals.
  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working with us

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.

Working for you

At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:
  • Comprehensive, multi-carrier health plan benefits
  • Disability insurance
  • Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits (Salary Investment Plan/Employer Stock Purchase Plan)
  • Modern Family Benefits, including adoption and surrogacy

About Us

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world's grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

Purposeful Work
When you work with us, your work matters. You are part of an organization that nurtures your curiosity to stimulate innovation for the communities that we serve.

Growing Every Day
Like the communities we serve, you are on a constant path of discovery to shape your career and personal development.

Colleagues Who Care
You will be part of the Elsevier family. We will support your well-being and provide the flexibility you need to thrive at work and home.

Together, we create possibilities.
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Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact [email protected] or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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Elsevier operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Philadelphia, PA, Maryland Heights, MO and New York, NY. Elsevier was founded in 1880. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Health insurance, 401(K), Remote work program, Paid holidays and Paid sick days. To see all jobs at Elsevier, click here.
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