Sr Data Scientist

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Updated: January 9, 2024
Location: India-Asia Pacific - IND-Home-Based
Job ID: 23006018

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JOB TITLE:    Sr Data Scientist

Syneos Health is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization purpose-built to accelerate customer success. We lead with a product development mindset, seamlessly connecting our capabilities to add high-value insights to speed therapies to patients and provide practical value to help our customers achieve their objectives.

Every day we perform better because of how we work together, as one team, each the best at what we do. We bring many talented experts together across a wide range of business-critical services that support our business. Every role within Corporate is vital to furthering our vision of Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life®.

Discover what our 30,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: 

Why Syneos Health

  • #SyneosHealthLife means we’re committed to our Total Self-culture – where everyone can authentically be themselves. Our Total Self-culture is what unites us globally, and we know every person’s unique contributions make a difference.
  • We believe our success is a direct result of the people who are driving it – you! We value your dedication to caring for our customers and patients, so we want to focus on taking care of you. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits program encompassing your total health - physical, mental, and financial.
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.


Within Technology and Intelligent Solutions our strength is the efficiency with which we deliver leading-edge products and support to those we serve. We’re proud to set the standard for success in our industry. The Senior Data Scientist supports our business goals by providing timely delivery of high-quality data science solutions and innovative products.



  • Experience in applying statistical models, machine learning techniques, NLP, CV or other application areas.
  • Good understanding of distribution algorithms along with probablity density function (PDF) and Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Deep understanding of ML/DL techniques such as: classification, clustering, model optimization etc.
  • Solid programming/ engineering skills including but not limited to Python, C/C++.
  • Proven ability to apply, debug, and develop machine learning models for real-world applications
  • Ability to lead and manage a team and be comfortable with deadlines and milestones
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Azure,Git and docker will be an added advantage



  • Strong programming skills in Python along with Pandas,Numpy ,C/C++ or R, ML/ DL toolkits such as Scikit-learn, NLTK, spaCy, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch.
  • Strong experience in Engineering/ deployment tools in Cloud and other environments: AWS (Lambda, S3, SageMaker, NoSQL etc.), Hadoop, Git, Spark MLib, Data Visualization tools etc.
  • Ability to implement forecasting models and statistical models.
  • Good understanding of ML and DL theoretical concepts and algorithms and hands-on experience in implementing or improving algorithm.
  • Experience in NLP and NLU (NLTK, Spacy, Flair, etc.)
  • Writing code for production environments and ability to profile code for optimizing runtime, memory etc.

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance.   The benefits for this position include a company car or car allowance, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, eligibility to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and individual performance, and flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time.  Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.


Get to know Syneos Health
Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive.  The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities.  Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description.  The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above.   Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract.  Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms.  Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.  The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.


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