Position Summary

As a Data Scientist I at Putnam, you will help lead and manage Data Analysts alongside case team leaders to solve interesting analytical problems for the clients. You will be instrumental in developing the core deliverables of analytics engagements by applying coding and modelling skills. In this role you will work with the project case team on big data analytics, including:

  • Support the daily operations with case managers in executing and synthesizing analyses into key findings and actionable recommendations and participate in delivering these recommendations to our clients
  • Effectively oversee analytical workstreams and drive the standardization and productization of core analytical project types
  • Coach junior Data Analysts on project execution and management.


Desired Skills and Experience Needed:

  • The ideal candidate for the Data Scientist I position is a highly intelligent and self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic and excellent team skills
  • Proven analytic experiences, problem-solving skills, junior team management and mentorship experience and a team-oriented attitude are essential.
  • A working knowledge of the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is also a prerequisite.
  • 2-3 years’ minimum full-time work experience in other top-tier consulting firms or within the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries
  • Relevant analytical/programming experiences in life science industry, including:
    • Proficiency in processing and manipulating large data in SQL and Python/R/SAS and Excel (Power Query, VBA)
    • Experiences in statistical testing and machine learning models (e.g., Non-parametric tests, supervised and unsupervised learning, automation learning)
    • Experiences using cloud infrastructure to perform analysis (e.g., AWS, Snowflake)
    • Experiences in data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik Sense)
    • Experiences in healthcare datasets (e.g., Komodo, IQVIA, Symphony, Truven, Optum, Flatiron, Charge Master, Lab, Provider and Payer data)
  • Ability to manage analytical work streams on multiple large-scale projects simultaneously and make contribution of substance to the thought development and design of the project
  • This is NOT a technical IT role


Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary, accompanied by excellent year-end bonus
  • Exceptional professional growth and promotion opportunities
  • Working in a team-based environment on a global scale
  • Leadership & Development programs at each key milestone
  • Great benefits [paid time off, 401lk, health and wellness, and more]



Company Description  

Putnam, an Inizio Advisory company, is a leading scientific and strategic consulting partner that helps the global life science community make confident decisions, build value, and bring life-changing innovations to clinicians and patients. For more than 30 years, our rigorous, bespoke approach and globally diverse team have delivered unrivaled depth across therapeutic areas, business functions, geographic markets, healthcare sectors, and technology platforms to maximize the human impact and commercial success of client innovations. 

We believe that to create real, lasting change on human health, we must bring out the best in our people, in every way and at every level. We offer a boutique-firm feel inside a global enterprise, opening the door to limitless opportunities to kickstart your career or hone your expertise. Built on the pillars of empowerment, collaboration, and meaning, we’re proud to offer a fulfilling environment where world-class advisors can come together to shape the future of healthcare for the better. 

Serving the life sciences industry, including the top 20 global biopharmaceutical companies, consistently ranked as one of the top consulting firms by Vault, and maintaining a true global team of experts with 400+ talented team members sitting across 3 continents, we offer a unique opportunity to play a central role in supporting our clients.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are tenets of our core values. We strive to create a culture and environment that fosters belonging and authenticity across all levels and values individuals for their skills, experience, diverse backgrounds, and unique perspectives. Collectively, DEI serves as a foundational element of who we are and how we work with our clients and with each other. 

Our core values: 

  • Collaboration 
  • Excellence 
  • Ingenuity  
  • Grit 
  • Diversity 

We are proudly part of Inizio Advisory, a trusted advisor for pharmaceutical and life science companies that turns science into strategy, supporting execution at every stage of the product and patient journey from early commercialization to launch and beyond. Offering market research and insights; strategy, people and transformation consulting; and commercial benchmarking delivered through sector specific connected solutions and intelligence, Inizio Advisory helps create long-term value for clients and their patients. 




This is an Equal Employment Opportunity. 


Please note that Putnam is in no way affiliated with Putnam Investments. 


Don't meet every job requirement? That's okay! Our company is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your experience doesn't perfectly fit every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this role or others.

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