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Job Description

ZS is a place where passion changes lives. As a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond, our most valuable asset is our people. Here you'll work side-by-side with a powerful collective of thinkers and experts shaping solutions from start to finish. At ZS, we believe that making an impact demands a different approach; and that's why here your ideas elevate actions, and here you'll have the freedom to define your own path and pursue cutting-edge work. We partner collaboratively with our clients to develop products that create value and deliver company results across critical areas of their business including portfolio strategy, customer insights, research and development, operational and technology transformation, marketing strategy and many more. If you dare to think differently, join us, and find a path where your passion can change lives.

Our most valuable asset is our people.

At ZS we honor the visible and invisible elements of our identities, personal experiences and belief systemsthe ones that comprise us as individuals, shape who we are and

make us unique. We believe your personal interests, identities, and desire to learn are part of your success here. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and the networks ZS supports to assist our ZSers in cultivating community spaces, obtaining the resources they need to thrive, and sharing the messages they are passionate about. Learn more

Discovery - Medical & Scientific Expertise Center

We help clients reinvent pharma discovery, elucidate disease biology, innovate novel therapeutics, and accelerate drug development to create breakthrough science and increase the probability of R&D success and patient outcomes. We're passionate about accelerating transformation in research and early development so clients can build capabilities in programmable biology across therapeutic modalities. Our integrated approach is multidisciplinary and led by science.

What You'll Do:

  • Engaging with clients and ZS teams to comprehend and articulate scientific questions, translating them into actionable insights and analyses.
  • Applying a scientific mindset to identify and test hypotheses, drawing on extensive experience in wet lab experimentation and protocol development.
  • Utilizing in-depth knowledge of data, systems, process flows, and procedures to provide analyses and recommendations on client projects.
  • Demonstrating a profound understanding of the drug discovery process, pre-clinical studies, animal models, and related areas.
  • Serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in technology projects focused on scientific research, data analysis, and computational biology.
  • Contributing to the development of tools and platforms that confer sustained competitive advantage to ZS in scientific consulting and research studies.
  • Collaborating with technology team in building research platforms, research data models, and data lakes.
  • Synthesizing findings, formulating recommendations, and effectively communicating results to clients and internal teams.
  • Taking a leadership role in designing and executing analyses to test hypotheses, enhancing client scientific effectiveness.
  • Leading project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project data, and coordinating team meetings.
  • Conducting issue analysis and developing hypotheses on key client issues.
  • Collaborating with project leadership to meticulously define project scope and develop strategic approaches.
  • Offering thought leadership and fostering innovation within projects and practice areas.
  • Actively participating in business development initiatives.
  • Serving as a coach and mentor to junior team members, fostering their professional development.

What You'll Bring:

  • Medical degree, PhD, or master's degree in science, computational genomics, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology, immunology, or related discipline, with a strong academic record in analytic and quantitative coursework.
  • Proficiency in various data domains such as OMICS (genomics, proteomics), translational, clinical trials, real-world data, medical devices data, and digital pathology.
  • Expertise in research and translational data standards, medical terminologies, and controlled vocabularies (e.g., ICD, NDC, SNOMED, MedDRA, LOINC, CPT, CDISC, OMICS, DICOM) used in healthcare data and ontologies.
  • Understanding of tools and platforms required for the analysis of omics data, lab instrument data (e.g., flow cytometry, mass spectrometry), and translational data.
  • Accumulated 4-8 years of pertinent work experience, showcasing extensive expertise in handling scientific data and delivering data management projects.
  • Proven experience contributing to the development of data models and data products for scientific research data.
  • Deep understanding of various research/ analytical use cases of various scientific data
  • Basic- Medium proficiency and hands-on experience working with AWS, SQL, Databricks, and R.
  • High motivation, strong work ethic, maturity, and personal initiative.
  • Proficient understanding of project delivery concepts, encompassing methodologies like Agile and Waterfall, to effectively drive project completion.
  • Experience as a Subject Matter Expert or Business Analyst within cross-functional teams.
  • Aptitude for and enjoyment of leading and managing teams.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, enabling impactful interactions with senior-level decision-makers.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset.
  • Analytic problem-solving skills with a creative and innovative outlook.
  • Client service orientation.

Perks & Benefits:

ZS offers a comprehensive total rewards package including health and well-being, financial planning, annual leave, personal growth and professional development. Our robust skills development programs, multiple career progression options and internal mobility paths and collaborative culture empowers you to thrive as an individual and global team member.

We are committed to giving our employees a flexible and connected way of working. A flexible and connected ZS allows us to combine work from home and on-site presence at clients/ZS offices for the majority of our week. The magic of ZS culture and innovation thrives in both planned and spontaneous face-to-face connections.

Considering applying

At ZS, we're building a diverse and inclusive company where people bring their passions to inspire life-changing impact in global healthcare and beyond. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize the value that candidates with all backgrounds, including non-traditional ones, bring. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

ZS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities without regard to any class protected by applicable law.

To Complete Your Application:

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain work authorization for their intended country of employment.

ZS is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace. In order to keep its employees safe, ZS recommends that all its employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination can be voluntarily provided upon acceptance of offer of employment.


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