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Intern, Information Knowledge Utilization (iKU) EMEA

Req #: 1800674
Location: Boudry, Neuchatel CH
Job Category: Information Technology
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene Management SaRL
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Fixed Term
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Purpose of the Position:

Changes in the healthcare ecosystem mandate that Celgene transform its approach to harnessing data and using data-derived insights for decision-making, which is the mission of the Celgene iKU (Information, Knowledge, Utilization) function. This temporary position will assist the permanent staff of EMEA Information Knowledge Utilization (IKU) in changing the way Celgene thinks, acts, and leads with data.  The intern will investigate cutting-edge technologies (see research project below), and carry out pilot projects to help iKU understand how they could be used. 

Research Project

The intern will develop deployable algorithms based on deep neural networks to work with real-world data such as claims and EHR data (for a survey of recent work in the field, see The identification of subtypes of disease using auto-encoders for unsupervised clustering will be the first use case, potentially applicable to several disease areas of interest to Celgene.  Similar work has been done using genomic and other biological data; this work will see to what extent routinely gathered claims and health record data can find useful patient subtypes as well.  If successful, this could allow suggesting the most appropriate treatment for patients with different profiles, a step towards precision medicine.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform the research outlined in “purpose of the position” above
  • Act as a member of the iKU Data Science Team: contribute to data science projects addressing business needs as they come up.  Participate in meetings with business leaders, understand their challenges, and design and execute analyses to help address those challenges
  • Learn about the pharmaceutical industry

Education & Experience:

  • Working towards a master’s or PhD degree in data science, statistics, or a related discipline
  • Good programming skills in R or python
  • Experience with neural networks & deep learning
  • Good communication skills; interprets data analysis results in clinical or business context, and articulates the implications of the results to colleagues not in data science
  • Works in a fast-paced multidisciplinary, dynamic environment, and as necessary creates examples, prototypes, demonstrations to help the business better understand innovative solutions

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