Genentech - Data Scientist, Marketing Analytics and Strategy

South San Francisco, CA

Job Category: Predictive Analytics Industry: Healthcare/Pharma

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Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives

People come to Genentech from across disciplines and across the world to solve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose to positively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication to our people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness to look beyond the edge of what's possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen.


The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters:


Data Scientist - Marketing Analytics and Strategy

Genentech is hiring a data scientist to help shape the future of data science in US commercial strategy & operations. The ideal candidate will have experience building analytical products & solutions that support data-driven decision-making across the commercial, medical and government affairs organizations.

You are a results-oriented self-starter with demonstrable hands-on success in data science and advanced analytics projects. As a Data Scientist, you will be responsible for providing strategic sales and marketing insights with minimal guidance & supervision by leveraging your capabilities as a highly analytical entrepreneurial problem-solver to:

  • Develop strategic analyses and deliverables to drive business impact across the organization
  • Collaborate with partners to define use cases and deliver results in a timely manner
  • Drive the project roadmap for a diverse team of doers, thinkers and problem-solvers

As a Data Scientist, you will join our team of highly driven data scientists and marketing analytics professionals to conduct high impact analyses, build tools, platforms and processes that enable nimble decision making and strategy development across the commercial organization. You will report directly to the Group Manager or Principal Manager, MA&S Portfolio Analytics.


  • Work with Group Managers and Associate Directors to understand business needs and priorities, as well as immediate scope of work
  • Identify and develop innovative programs and projects that enhance Genentech’s abilities to accurately target and measure the effectiveness and ROI of its market promotions
  • Automate analyses and develop interactive, employee-facing tools, platforms, and systems that inform, support, and enable business decisions across Genentech by delivering insights in a speedy and efficient manner
  • Develop, implement, and evolve the role of data science, machine learning, and AI capabilities across the US Commercial, Medical and Government organization
  • Translate business needs into data modeling initiatives
  • Take an enterprise mindset, linking individual responsibilities with broader organization; focus on outcomes that provide most business value
  • Maximize the likelihood that innovation will continue to thrive at Genentech
  • Interface with Market Analysis & Strategy teams, cross functional partners, and brand stakeholders to advance projects and strategic deliverables for the US Commercial, Medical and Government organization
  • Lead cross-functional teams to integrate data, derive insights and automate processes. Successful execution will not only entail technical feasibility for advanced informatic capabilities, but will also drive substantial business value for the US Commercial organization
  • Openly share perspective and insights to elevate team thinking and drive a balanced, holistic point of view; effectively weigh and communicate trade-off considerations.
  • Look for opportunities for continuous improvement; engage managers and peer group regularly for coaching, assistance, and advocacy


  • At least 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Master's or PhD in economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field is required
  • Strong knowledge of / experience working with analytical tools is required (e.g., SAS, Python, R, SQL)
  • Experience developing shared code (e.g., version control, programming patterns, libraries/packages) and creating data pipelines
  • Ability to prioritize multiple stakeholders and tasks, and manage work time efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills, including the ability to present highly technical subject matter to non-technical audiences
  • Experience leading workshops to share best practices with colleagues
  • Experience developing shared code (e.g., version control, programming patterns, libraries/packages) and creating data pipelines


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with other Big Data technology such as Hadoop, Teradata etc. is a plus
  • Experience creating API-driven apps preferred
  • Experience working with relational databases, as well as with large and heterogeneous data sets from different sources; experience with medical (claims, EMR) and payer data is a plus
  • Experience and expertise with statistical analyses (descriptive, inferential, bayesian etc.) is preferred

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


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