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Head, ShinrAI Center for Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.Join Takeda as a Head, ShinrAI Center for Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning. Takeda's ShinrAI Center for AI/ML is the newly created Center of Excellence for AI/ML. Shinrai is the Japanese word for trust. The ShinrAI Center for AI/ML represents the hub of data scientists, statisticians, and data engineers that will build algorithms that can be trusted by peers, colleagues, and patients. As part of the Data Architecture and Digital Solutions team, you will report to the Head of Data Architecture and Digital Solutions.How you will contribute:

  • Be a thought leader in helping to further drive the three pillars of the Center of Expertise (COE): Education, Evaluate, and Execute.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, and external partners to drive prioritization of opportunities across the R&D (portfolio and asset level) and lead analytical capabilities for business impact.
  • Drive the skill development initiatives across broader R&D organization to align with capabilities in analytics and technology.
  • Develop and implement the Strategy to drive informed decision-making and the right outcomes.
  • Set direction and leads the evaluation of technology platforms and external vendors aligned with the Shinrai Center for AI/ML mission and vision as well as key areas of focus.
  • Engage internal and external SMEs (e.g., digital KOLs, patients, academia) to refine approach to solving unmet needs and to design/identify optimal solutions.
  • Partner with R&D leadership and learning to identify platforms and opportunities for scalable experiential digital learning (to build comfort with digital concepts and approach).
  • Develop and maintain best practices for analytics methods in partnership with the Business Unit Data & Analytics Delivery Teams.
  • Expand the organization's research and analytics offerings, especially in emerging analytical approaches, skills and technologies, focusing them on digital delivery innovation.
  • Manage a team of machine learning scientists, foster collaboration, encourage their career growth, and invest in skills development.
  • Oversee the development and integration of tools, applications and statistical workflows that enable interactive, hypothesis-driven data analysis by scientists with diverse levels of computational and bioinformatic expertise in a dynamic research environment.What you bring to Takeda:
    • PhD (or equivalent) with approximately 12 years experience or MS with approximately 15 years experience (computer science, data sciences or a related field).
    • Conversant in the pharma/biotech R&D from target discovery through clinical development Digital literacy and proven ability to drive change using novel technologies.
    • Digital literacy and proven ability to drive change using novel technologies.
    • Understanding of programming principles, tech development, and data management process.
    • Cultural agility and experience working within a diverse and complex organizations.
    • Team player with the ability to drive cross-disciplinary collaborations while demonstrating humility and resiliency.
    • Experience using design thinking to problem solve (from critical needs identification to solution deployment/execution).
    • Well-organized, self-directed and customer-centric.
    • Effective and persuasive communicator, with executive presence and ability to build followership.
    • Eternal curiosity and desire to learn.
    • Strong external network in innovative digital technologies (e.g., innovators in academia and startups).
    • Proven experience in failure and continuous learning mindset.
    • Experience leading teams that have developed and deployed AI/ML models with material impact, preferably in the enterprise software domain.
    • Strong command of statistics and the science underpinning machine learning techniques and able to defend choices with math as well as real-world tradeoffs.
    • Deep professional and technical expertise in platforms and tools development, data science and/or advanced analytics, preferably with exposure to the biopharma industry.What Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Work Paths
      • Tuition reimbursementMore about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function to which you have applied.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.#LI-SGMEEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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