Scientific Methods Software Engineer

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

 

 

MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

 

 

Purpose
The Solution Engineering group of the MSD IT Hub in Prague focuses on optimizing scientific data workflows and improving the information infrastructure for data-driven drug discovery. We design and implement solutions for data acquisition, enhancement, integration, search, analytics, and other applications that tame the variety and volumes of data and allow deeper insights and better decision making.
We are looking for a software engineer to join the Scientific Methods team - a team intended to implement scalable scientific computation, develop algorithms and application backends, help migrate existing technological solutions to modern platforms, and cooperate closely with other groups of computational scientists and software engineers - who is passionate about solving problems in the intersection of information technology and life sciences.
Are you ready to extend your expertise, help shape the vision of the team and become a thought leader on Scientific Methods in a global company? Are you keen on designing and building elegant solutions, learning, experimenting, and sharing outcomes with others? You can work in an encouraging and inspiring environment, explore cutting-edge technology and apply it to problems that matter. You can contribute to the success of MSD and the MSD IT Hubs over the world.

Expectations 

  • You will significantly contribute to the development of the capabilities and products owned by the extended group and will deliver highly valuable solutions to problems from multiple scientific disciplines, applied mathematics, modeling and learning, informatics, and software engineering
  • You will grow your expertise, apply it, and share it with your collaborators across the company
  • You will communicate effectively, learn, innovate, and drive changes where appropriate

Requirements

  • University degree in a scientific or engineering discipline with experience in scientific methods, data science, and software development
  • Interest in modeling platforms and frameworks for scalable computation
  • Passion for following and exploring new trends balanced with the pragmatic acumen
  • Actionable knowledge of information technology combined with a deep interest in life sciences
  • Self-driven personality passionate about solving problems in these domains, keen on designing and building elegant solutions, learning, experimenting, and sharing outcomes
  • Experience working in the industry or engaging in comparable academic collaborations
  • Adaptability and responsiveness to the evolving needs of the business
  • Ability to work and lead in international and intercultural teams
  • Fluency in a couple of languages, including but not limited to Python or Java or Scala, R or Julia or Octave, and English

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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