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Senior Data Scientist

Rancho BioSciences, Remote, California

Position Description:

Full Time/Remote
Rancho Biosciences, a leader in Data Curation, is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to design and implement data curation, management, integration, and analytics solutions on behalf of our pharmaceutical, academic and institutional clients.  To be successful, you will need to be an expert problem solver with a strong understanding of the broad range of software technologies and platforms available.

We are a Data Curation company working with some of the most renowned Pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our team of scientists, curators, computational biologists, biostatisticians and computer scientists are located throughout the country; we support talented people living where they chose, working collaboratively together on projects that have a real impact on human health.

In this role you will:
  • Gather requirements from the customer and propose strategic directions and potential solutions.
  • Plan and implement efforts to provide data curation, management, integration, and analytics solutions for laboratory and/or clinical data
  • Communicate strategies, ideas, goals, and progress to the customer and the team.
  • Collaborate frequently with clinical scientists, statisticians, data curators, terminology experts, and database specialists.
  • In collaboration with terminology management and curation teams, support the definition of new data standards, data models, terminologies, and ontologies.


  • PhD degree in Life Sciences, Data Science, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 7+ years of computational, data science, and solution development domain experience in the pharma/biotech industry with thorough understanding of R&D processes, information systems, and the scientific data life cycle
  • Strong working experience with data wrangling, analysis, statistical, and machine learning methods, tools, platforms and frameworks
  • Proficiency in one or more coding languages such as Perl, Python, R, or Java
  • Experience with VBA and Excel-based data wrangling methodologies
  • Proficiency with relational databases, NoSQL databases, and database design
  • Experience with Unix-like operating systems
  • Experience with software development life cycle methodologies, unit and integration testing, and documentation development
  • Understanding of data standards, semantics, terminologies, ontologies, and best practices for data governance. Familiarity with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data guiding principles is a plus
  • Exposure to public biomedical ontologies and standards consortiums (e.g., BioPortal, MedDRA, MeSH, CDISC, Allotrope) is a plus
Soft Skills:
  • Excellence in managing scientific stakeholder relationships
  • Experience translating project requirements to both business process solutions and technical solutions
  • Independently driven, hardworking, and committed
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Detail-oriented and well organized, with an ability to work collaboratively and remotely

To Apply:

Please email CV and résumé to


This post will be available until October 24, 2020 or until filled.

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