Data Scientist, Senior Data Scientist, Data Engineer (Talent Pool)

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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We are at a pivotal moment in healthcare history. An unprecedented convergence of medical knowledge, technology and data science is revolutionising patient care. Roche is spearheading the next generation of healthcare with partners around the globe. We are bringing together a unique understanding of human biology with new ways to analyse health data. Our vision is to ensure that the screening, diagnosis, treatment and even prevention of diseases will more quickly and effectively transform the lives of people everywhere - ensuring the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

As a Data Scientist, you will work with unique data sources to generate impactful evidence and insights on our molecules, medicines and patients, that support R&D, and advance scientific and medical knowledge through publications, patents and products.

You will collaborate with peers within the function and across the organization on projects involving NLP, transfer learning, deep learning, convolutional neural networks, transformers, federated learning, and production-grade ML, to name a few of our current workstreams.

The data you work on will be varied in type. The evidence and insights will drive the research and development of our molecules and products, and support healthcare decisions by patients, physicians, health authorities, payers, and policy-makers.

At Roche our teams are passionate about transforming how data and advanced analytics are used to improve patients’ care. If you are passionate and curious about using healthcare data to drive research and development of novel treatments for patients around the world; if you want to use complex algorithms to generate insights from a variety of medical datasets, submit an open application here and become part of the Roche Talent pool for Data Science.


  • DIVE INTO DATA: Develop a comprehensive and deep understanding of the data we work with and foster learning with colleagues using analytical tools and applications to broaden data accessibility and advance our proficiency/efficiency in understanding and using the data appropriately.

  • BE AN EXPERT IN APPLYING METHODS: Stay current with and adopt emergent analytical and machine learning methodologies, tools and applications to ensure fit-for-purpose and impactful approaches.

  • INTERPRET AND SHARE RESULTS: Communicate findings to internal stakeholders, regulatory, health technology assessment (HTA) bodies and scientific communities; publish results; participate in external meetings and forums to present your insights (e.g. congress/conference).

  • COLLABORATE & SHAPE: Collaborate and contribute to functional, cross-functional, enterprise-wide or external data science communities, networks, collaboratives, initiatives or goals on knowledge-sharing, methodologies, innovations, technology, IT infrastructure, policy-shaping, processes, etc. to enable broader and more effective use of data and analytics to support business. 


  • MSc, PhD or equivalent work experience in a quantitative data science/engineering discipline (e.g., statistics/ biostatistics,  epidemiology,  bioinformatics, health economics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, machine learning, outcomes research)

  • Demonstrated track record of managing science research projects and driving delivery in an evolving environment requiring proactivity, effective problem-solving and prioritization when faced with challenges

  • Strong collaboration skills and excellent communication skills

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, driven to learn new techniques 

  • Proficiency in a variety of machine learning techniques

  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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