Data Scientist Job

Date: Feb 3, 2018

Location: Singapore, SG

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Requisition ID: QUA006173

The Data Scientist will:


General activities


Social Media Command
Centre (SMCC)

  • Work with a networked group of SMCC Managers
    in the Region.
  • Embed together with the SMCC Managers within
    a range of local brand teams to understand their brand plans (including but not
    limited to disease & therapy area, market, strategy, tactics, behavioural
    & financial objectives for each product). 
    Aligned with this, work with SMCC Managers as a data science and
    analytics subject matter expert on ways that they can drive efficiency &
    effectiveness by exploiting data from social media and multichannel activities.


Developing Expertise

  • Maintain expertise in using data science to
    improve our listening insights and performance on social media publishing.
  • Evaluate existing campaigns and develop
    proposals to incorporate into marketing plans with appropriate evaluation of
  • Focus on communication of best practice
    principles in all Social Media Command Center hubs and the impact of Data
    Science in driving deep insights to help shape brand strategic plans.


Manage Relationships

  • Work collaboratively with local IT & 3rd
    party agencies where necessary.
  • Work in a network style to build
    relationships with Regional Social Media Command Center Managers &
    Multichannel Marketing colleagues in other subsidiaries who are designing Social
    Media tactics.
  • Ability to provide strategic direction and
    guidance for brand marketers in data analytics for measurement and tracking as
    part of campaign planning and implementation processes.


Business operations

  • Conduct all activities in compliance with company
    policies and standards.
  • Conduct all activities in line with company safety
    standards and policies.
  • Ensuring all business activity complies with
    relevant Acts, legal demands and ethical standards.


Key Communications

  • Social Media Command Center Managers,
    Multichannel Marketing Brand Managers,
  • IT & Business Intelligence
  • 3rd party external vendors
  • Data Science colleagues globally and regionally


  • Science, Engineering or Computer Science Degree with a strong data science background.
  • Preferred 3-5 years of experience in NLP techniques, including information extraction, named entity recognition, topic analysis, key phrase extraction, sentiment analysis, and text classification.
  • Preferred 3-5 years of experience Programming experience with R/Shiny/Python.
  • Proficiency in SQL relational databases.
  • Preferred knowledge on Radian6, Social Studio or any social listening tools.
  • Knowledge of automation tools for ETL and data pipelines is a plus
  • Knowledge of visualization tools, such as D3.js and Spotfire.
  • Good algorithmic knowledge of machine learning.
  • General software development skills (source code management, debugging, testing, deployment, etc.).
  • Preferred experience with text analysis in social media, preferably clinical and medical domain.
  • Preferred experience in tracking performance of digital and social media marketing campaigns, including email, paid media, web analytics
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional), Korean or Japanese language is a bonus. 

Job: Quantitative Sciences Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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