Data Scientist/Engineer, Sensor Cloud - Open to Remote

Technology and R&D Boston, Massachusetts

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at

Medidata’s Sensor Cloud team is building capabilities in ingesting, normalizing, and analyzing physiological data collected from wearable sensors and remote devices. This platform hosts embedded analytics that correlate validated biometrics and algorithm outputs to traditional clinical assessments, enabling the discovery of novel biomarkers and digital endpoints.

Your Mission

As the Data Science Engineer  you are integral in building Sensor Cloud’s analytics capabilities, taking high and low frequency data from various sources, developing models and delivering outputs. You will design, implement, and test algorithms that will run on our Sensor Cloud analytics platform. You are a skilled data scientist, passionate about seeking insights from longitudinal physiological data from sensors, and will individually contribute the following:

  • Participate in study design to ensure data set meets modeling needs, i.e. ground truth

  • Analyze diverse set of physiological data form various sources

  • Prepare, clean, and filter sensor and clinical data for post processing

  • Design and build algorithmic models, enhance existing algorithms

  • Evaluate algorithm performance and lead verification and validation testing

  • Build models for data aggregation and clinical data correlation analysis

  • Directly contribute to the discovery of new digital biomarkers, provide evidence, models, and supporting documentation

  • Manage tools and methods to store, process, and analyze data

  • Author algorithm specification documents, performance evaluations, support regulatory process

  • Collaborate with software development to translate algorithm code and insights into product assets

Your Competencies

  • Proficient in Python, Matlab

  • Profound experience in analyzing physiological sensor signals (from sensors and wearable devices), time and frequency domain signal processing

  • Profound knowledge of statistical and mathematical methods

  • Experience with AI, machine learning algorithms and tools

  • Experience with Python tools: Django/Flask, SciPy/Sklearn, numPy/Pandas

  • Familiarity working in AWS and Spark

  • Familiarity in setting up and using agile software development, revision control, collaboration, and build tools such as JIRA, Jenkins, Git

Your Education & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or quantitative discipline or relevant experience, PhD preferred

  • 6 years experience with physiological sensor signals, processing, and analysis

  • Experience working in medical technology, knowledge in biology, medicine, or pharma a plus

  • Clinical research knowledge or worked in a regulated environment a plus

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 

Medidata Solutions have powered over 17,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.