• Associate Director, Machine Learning

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    Otsuka is looking for candidates with expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical data analytics, and applications. The prospective candidate must have an excellent knowledge of advanced methods, and experience in applying those methods to a variety of applications. The successful candidate will be energetic, open to grow in new directions, work with a team of scientists and practitioners from different functional areas to solve problems in pharmaceuticals.

    • Establish and implement end to end proof of concept for data analyses across functional areas
    • Create innovative methodologies for data
    • Build proof of concept systems
    • Establish strategic partnerships with technical leadership across functional areas
    • Presenting to senior leadership as well external audience
    • Demonstrates the ability to create new and different solutions that align to real work problems and opportunities
    • Proficiency in computer programming with excellent software development skills using state-of-the-art technologies and languages (C++, Java, R, Python, and other scripting languages)



    • Master’s Degree required and PhD strongly preferred in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field with focus on data analysis
    • 3-5 years hands on experience in machine learning
    • Command of principles of machine learning, statistical analysis, data mining algorithms, and mathematical modeling
    • Demonstrated ability to use knowledge of recent techniques, and develop new methodologies
    • Demonstrated experience in applying Machine Learning to at least one of the areas: Computer Vision, Natural Language Analysis or text analysis, large data sets, and social network analysis
    • Excellent software development skills, esp. in rapid prototyping
    • Established publication record
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience in machine learning on large size data using MapReduce and Hadoop preferred
    • Experience in health care data analytics preferred
    • Background in information security and privacy preferred

    Travel (approximately 10%)


    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016. 
    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.
    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
    Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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