Healthcare Data Scientist




North America


Big data & advanced analytics, Innovation & product development, Technology & digital


Health care payers & providers

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Role Profile

We are seeking candidates with strong advanced analytics experience to fill an exciting Lead Data Scientist (LDS) position dedicated to executing advanced analytics projects for health care clients and building BCG Gamma’s business and capabilities in this area. The LDS will translate our client’s needs into actionable data science activities to then design and build analytics methodologies, solutions, and products with case teams that will deliver value. Exceptional candidates will show an analytical curiosity, going beyond the immediate requirements of the project to find deep insights that others have missed. They will ask questions about outliers, seek to understand the fundamental drivers of advantage and look for clues that may change the basis of competition. Additionally, the LDS will be considered a core member of the BCG Health Care practice area.
The LDS will be involved in all aspects of executing advanced analytics projects with biopharma and payer clients, from helping to create relevant products and service offerings by working with the BCG Health Care Practice Area to leading and executing analytics work and continuing to expand the analytical foundation and competitive value proposition.
In addition, the LDS will:
-Collaborate directly with the client and wider BCG case teams to manage the advanced analytics components of client deliverables in support of topics such as value-based drug development, launch acceleration, in-market value maximization and population health management
-Clarify initial objectives, establish analytics work plan and methodology, translate client business needs into analytics questions and scientific/technical solution requirements, and ensure quality assurance
-Provide mentoring, coaching, and career development to data scientist and project team members on both a formal and informal basis.
As the field of advanced analytics is rapidly evolving, the LDS is responsible for staying current on leading-edge business applications, tools and approaches, proactively working with analytics leadership to enhance offerings that deliver competitive advantage to BCG including, but not limited to:
-Supporting training offerings for core BCG Gamma & Health Care team
-Develop training offerings in topics that use real-world evidence and advanced analytics to
solve clients’ most pressing business problems (e.g. value based drug development, launch acceleration, population health management)


Deep Technical and Data Science Expertise: Brings a wealth of experience with applying advanced analytics to a variety of business situations, such that they can efficiently and effectively advise multiple teams on the best path to uncovering critical insights for clients. Additionally, candidates should have a proven ability to synthesize complex data, as well as a deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings. Demonstrated experience in core analytic methods such as predictive modeling, customer segmentation/clustering, network analysis, etc. as well as fluency in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, R) are essential to a candidates success.
Analytical and Conceptual thinking: Can conceptualize business problems, drive frameworks and produce leading edge business models. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a hypothesis-based environment where inductive rather than deductive thinking is the norm.
Client Relationship Management: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, delivering impactful solutions and presenting work in a concise and thoughtful manner, while demonstrating technical expertise Strong business focus with experience with 80/20 approaches.
Analytics Innovation: Proven success building new analytics service offerings that grow a BCG’s portfolio of products, capturing proprietary content and analytics. In doing so, successful candidates will support the creation of proposal/selling documents and provide perspective on relevant analytics value propositions.
Personnel Development: Ability to guide junior data scientists in their consulting skillset, motivate them, and build the company’s foundation for future growth. This will take place in both formal and ad-hoc settings.


-Fast-paced, intellectually intense, service- oriented environment
-Position is located in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago or New York
-Expect up to 40 - 75% of time spent traveling

BCG is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Your Qualifications


-7+ years of relevant industry work experience providing advanced analytics solutions, in an industry setting
-PhD in pharmacoepidemiology or other related Advanced degree required in a field linked to business analytics, statistics or geo- statistics, operations research, geography, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, or related field
-Deep technical and data science expertise, acute strategic and analytical skills, agile approaches of solution development
-Ability to lead and persuade, and desire to work in a project based environment on strategic issues.
-Strong record of professional accomplishment and experience leading data science and project teams that may include epidemiologists
-Experience analyzing claims and EMR data from major systems
-Local language requirements apply

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