Are you a proven leader and experienced manager with data science expertise? We are looking for a new Head of Data Science to join our Research department and lead a team of talented and ambitious data scientists striving to enable safer use of medicines worldwide.
Our areas of focus and expertise include data-driven discovery for observational medical data, and computational methods to support and enhance human decision-making throughout pharmacovigilance. We work with advanced methods in natural language processing, statistical pattern discovery and machine learning, collaborate internationally, and share our results in Open Access scientific publications. To get the best possible results, we have adopted an agile mindset and approach to scientific development, where scientists collaborate closely across disciplines in agile teams, with a common focus and joint responsibilities.
What you will do
It is an advantage, if you
We are looking for a candidate with the following characteristics:
Ability to lead, motivate, and develop a team of strong individuals to perform to the best of their capacity; confident in making decisions
Forward-thinking, enterprising and capable – getting things done
Personal and professional maturity
Perceptive and responsive; stable and insightful; displaying integrity and independence
Ability to function in a fast-moving, dynamic environment, adapting to change in internal or external demands
Excellent oral and written presentation skills
Real-world impact – Working for the greater good
Learning organisation – Skilled and curious staff
Flexible work hours – Allows us to be at our best
Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is a centre for international service and scientific research in the field of pharmacovigilance. We are the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, and manage the technical and operational aspects of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring since 1978.
As an independent, non-profit foundation, we support the World Health Organization, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders who share our vision of advancing medicines safety. Through research and development of new scientific methods, we explore the benefits and harms of medicines for patients, and offer products and services used by health authorities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
UMC follows the collective agreements between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Saco-S and ST. Union representatives are Malin Zaar (Saco-S) and Jessica Avasol (ST), +46 (0)18-65 60 60.