Junior Data Scientist (CLT) Job

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Location: Singapore, SG

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Requisition ID: QUA008250

The Company Led Training (CLT) program is a structured development programme jointly developed by the MSD Singapore IT Hub and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) that aims to enable fresh and mid-level professionals to acquire specialist expertise for jobs in demand by the industry, especially those that support Smart Nation projects. More details here.


As a CLT data scientist, you will be attached to one of our two data science teams – Decision Sciences and AI Products. You will be provided a holistic experience of working alongside in a world class data science team with the following components over the course of the program:
Assignment to live data exploration and/or modelling projects
Attachment to an enterprise level project or product deployment to experience data science in production
Attachment to distinct data science capability teams or customer facing teams to deepen domain knowledge
Responsibility for a part of the data science operations portfolio
A CLT cohort project that you can shape together with the other CLTs (scope subject to business needs)

The Company:

MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader committed to improving health and well-being in 140 countries around the world. Our product categories include heart and respiratory health, diabetes, infectious diseases, consumer products and women's health. We continue to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world - diseases like Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Cancer - while further expanding our strengths in areas such as vaccines and biologics. We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions for tomorrow.

The Office:

We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking professionals to join our Information Technology hub in Singapore. As part of that team, you will join the development of advanced capabilities in data science, artificial intelligence, cyber security, social media, cloud computing and more. You will have the opportunity to work on global teams to identify and tackle the biggest opportunities and challenges at the intersection of healthcare, information and technology. We offer project-based rotations to help with your professional development, and a flat, collaborative environment.

Overall, our new Information Technology Hub in Singapore offers technology professionals incredible opportunities to learn from others across the globe, to challenge themselves, and to enjoy a reward that technology careers don’t often bring: the satisfaction of helping to save lives.

The Department:

The Global Data Science Competency (GDSC) comprises approximately 120 diverse and high performing data science professionals located in three IT hubs in the United States, Prague, and Singapore. The GDSC brings advanced methods such as machine learning, statistical modelling, optimization, mathematical modelling, and data mining to the company both through consulting style projects and data product development.

The GDSC is a rapidly evolving organisation specializing in applying data science across the company, with its current footprint ranging across domains such as Real-World Evidence, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Compliance, Market Research and Commercial. 
Global Data Science Competency values are curiosity, quality, and collaboration

In Singapore, the Decision Sciences team focuses on data science consulting and decision support work underpinned with statistical inference and data modelling skills. The AI and Data Products team takes a product view on AI and automation technologies such as machine learning, NLP, machine vision and RPA. The team builds and deploys models and intelligent agents across the enterprise.

The Value Proposition:

The work of saving lives
Competitive remuneration 
Position in a leading global healthcare company 
Challenging and individualized career paths
Professional growth based on performance 
An innovative, flexible and collaborative working environment 
Wide range of benefits


Trainees eligible for CLT are Singapore citizens with either diploma or degree qualifications in ICT or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline.

Job: Quantitative Sciences Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 2
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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