Senior AI Scientist

Company: IQVIA
Location: Durham , North Carolina, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 19.DEC.2018


Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA? is The Human Data Science Company?, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients fin...


Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA? is The Human Data Science Company?, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.


The Senior AI Scientist will be a project leader in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Natural Language Processing and be part of a new stealth group building the next generation of smart machine cloud-based solutions. This provides an opportunity to get in on the ground floor level of something new and exciting for an industry working with the latest and greatest technologies. The ability to lead and work on cutting-edge, highly visible projects.


+ Participate in cutting edge research using tools such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robotic Process Automation and Blockchain amongst other capabilities.

+ Lead projects that help develop software and algorithms and build new cognitive computing platforms for areas such as sensors and tracking systems, deep learning algorithms and models, workflow and automation through to new areas such as virtual assistants and AI in IoT to enhance our Artificial Intelligence functionality.

+ Define and drive the analytical scope and method for projects, including formulating and shaping the capabilities through a full software development life cycle.

+ Help lead the research and development of a local AI team, deliver practical AI components to be used within clinical processes.

+ Work on world-class cutting-edge technologies in related fields including but not limited to the following: deep learning, large-scale machine learning and machine learning platforms, Natural Language processing and Semantic Ontology, Robotic Process Automation and Blockchain.

+ Support thought leaders and subject matter experts in AI, developing internal and external eminence and intellectual property as well as supporting senior executives to successfully define, develop and launch new cognitive systems.


+ In depth experience in one of the following areas and knowledge in some of the other areas:

+ Optical Character Recognition ? utilizing character recognition tools to convert images, PDFs and other document types into digitally recognized structure with meta-tagging;

+ Machine Learning - deep learning, online learning, transfer learning, reinforcement learning, structured/unstructured learning;

+ Natural language processing - NLTK/OpenNLP, StanfordNLP, Translation, Semantic Ontology, Natural Language understanding/generation;

+ Robotic Process Automation ? virtual worker process builds, script generation utilizing AI tool sets;

+ Blockchain ? smart contracts, supply chain programming, encryption programming.

+ Strong research and innovation skills and ability to solve difficult machine vision and learning problems and transferring business problems into AI use cases and requirements.

+ Experience leading a project that involved software development, some analytical / AI capability and some software development lifecycle work such as utilizing Agile.

+ Preferred several years of working in the pharmaceutical industry with working knowledge of clinical trials and experience in clinical research projects and teams.

+ Excellent prototyping skills in open-source with examples of practical application.

+ Excellent programming skills in languages such as Java, C#/C++, Spark, Flink, Tensorflow and Python.

+ Hands-on experience with large-scale real-time machine learning/AI and with full software development life cycle including use of APIs and BPMs.

+ Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

+ Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing dynamic team in a highly visible role.


Master?s degree or PhD in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other qualitative discipline with specialization and experience in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Deep Learning or other related fields.

A minimum of six years of professional post-academic work experience with a Master?s or four years with a PhD or additional years of commensurate experience at BSc level will be considered.

Strong mathematical/computing science background with strong knowledge in at least one of the following fields: Cognitive Science, Advanced Semantic Design, Information Extraction, Information retrieval, Probabilistic Decision Marking, or similar.


+ Someone who is passionate about AI and can show examples of their skills utilizing open-source capabilities that they can show as part of that passion;

+ Someone who has led and who can lead projects;

+ The freedom to use your talent and background to help us make noise in the industry quickly.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled'

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA?

At IQVIA, we have a vision. Where every healthcare decision is based on evidence. Where data science and human science come together to improve global health. Where new and creative solutions aren?t just possible ? they are expected.

Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us. It takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage to transform healthcare. The 56,000+ employees of the IQVIA family of companies, including Q2 Solutions, are reimagining a world without the consequences of disease. We are brave minds bringing powerful ideas to reality. At IQVIA, you can truly make an impact in an environment where you?re supported to succeed.

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