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2 Feb 2017

Full-Time PostDoc Medical Informatics & Analytics @ Beerse, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Janssen – Posted by ejochems Beerse, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Job Description

‘Caring for the world, one person at a time’… inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. 
Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
Janssen  EMEA is looking for an outstanding and self-motivated [post-doctoral] data scientist/analyst to participate in the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – Europe’s largest public-private initiative aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. See
The IMI project, HARMONY, is attempting to create a new environment that allows for efficient use of data to enable the rapid definition of promising treatment strategies for patients with haematological malignancies. As part of our commitment to IMI, Janssen is committed to supporting the Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) initiative. Janssen is co-leading on a number of work packages within the haematological malignancies project (HARMONY) which overall objective is to capture, integrate, analyse and harmonise Big Data from multi-disciplinary sources in haematological malignancies.
Working as part of an international consortium with both leading industrial & academic partners your responsibilities will include:
  • Support the coordination, integration and management of heterogeneous datasets.
  • Engaging with biology and medical scientists and data analysts from both Janssen and partner organisations in specific research projects to understand their research problem and advise of knowledge management best practice, including infrastructure setup, data harmonisation and data analysis.
  • Align with scientists from other IMI projects such as eTriks, Aetionomy, ROADS, EPAD, EMIF, etc to find synergies and collaboration paths.


  • A minimum of a  PhD in  biostatistics/bioengineering/data sciences/statistics , Epidemiology, Health Economics, Public Health, or Computer Science is required
  • Knowledge and expertise with frameworks for structured and unstructured data e,g. Hadoop, Spark, RDBMS, non -relational databases
  • Proficiency in statistical programming (e.g. SAS, R, Python, Julia, SPSS), machine learning, data visualisation and statistical modeling is required.
  • Experience in handling large and/or complex healthcare datasets.
  • An understanding of clinical trial design, and appreciation of epidemiologic research methods, health economics and outcomes research is preferred.
  • Familiarity with clinical data and standards, such as CDISC, SnomedCT, UMLS
  • Knowledge and expertise with frameworks for structured and unstructured data e,g. Hadoop, Spark, RDBMS, non -relational databases
  • Good communication skills, team player
  • Willing to travel within Europe
What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset.  We take your career seriously.
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.
Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.
Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

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Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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