Merck is looking for a Health Informatics Data Scientist in Boston, MA. The post states, “The Informatics department develops supports and enables the application of informatics across Merck, in partnership with quantitative organizations throughout the company. Our world-class team is currently seeking outstanding candidates to join to join our global team of diverse informatics professionals, spanning engineering, modeling and simulation, knowledge management, biomedical and health informatics, computational biology and translational informatics. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues to make a difference to patient healthcare.”

Qualifications for the position include the following: “A minimum of three years of relevant experience. Demonstrated history as a self-motivating, productive, innovative, interdisciplinary data scientist as evidenced by a strong research and/or publication record. Experience in analyzing and visualizing large volumes of data and utilizing advanced computational methods. Experience in developing computational tools and/or data products to solve questions, ideally relevant to healthcare. Ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team. Significant experience with real world outcomes in an academic, industry or healthcare setting. Experience with SPARQL, linked open data, semantic technologies, ontologies, knowledge engineering. Experience with mobile technologies, consumer health platforms and/or gaming approaches is desirable. Working knowledge of health information systems. Working knowledge of standard clinical terminologies, coding systems, and data standards. Working knowledge of pattern recognition and data classification algorithms.”

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