Position title
Data Scientist

Roche fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, representing the communities we serve. When dealing with healthcare on a global scale, diversity is an essential ingredient to success. We believe that inclusion is key to understanding people’s varied healthcare needs. Together, we embrace individuality and share a passion for exceptional care. Join Roche, where every voice matters.

The Position

As a Data Scientist you will:

  • Be accountable for the development and implementation of Data Science products focusing on Natural Language Processing leveraging LLMs and Generative AI tools.

  • Support proactive identification of the most relevant LLM/NLP use cases in collaboration with the key stakeholders.

  • Apply your expertise in NLP/LLM to develop and refine models that address Roche business needs. Involved in building and fine-tuning models and optimising their performance to provide valuable insights and solutions to business stakeholders

  • Support prioritisation efforts, understand feasibility and business impact, take smart risks to make informed decisions in a fast-paced, evolving environment to deliver patient benefits faster.

  • Collaborate within global agile teams in the Roche Informatics business and foundational domains to develop products that provide the highest value to both Roche Pharma and Diagnostics business stakeholders. 

  • Provide methodical and implementation guidance as well as hands-on support around analytical LLM/NLP use cases. Evaluate the pros & cons of different NLP approaches  and Generative AI platforms with comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Communicate findings and market the value of use cases to key stakeholders.

  • Contribute to positioning data science as a key competency within the enterprise

  • Continuously look for opportunities to broaden knowledge, capabilities and skill set to enable talent to flow into different specialties.

  • Be a role model for knowledge sharing within the DnA chapter. 

  • Act as a coach, mentor, or buddy to help colleagues grow and develop.


  • M.Sc. or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent degree and experience with machine learning/data mining/artificial intelligence. 

  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience as a Data Scientist.

  • Hands-on experience with Python programming and common NLP libraries (e.g., transformers, gensim, spaCy, etc.)

  • Familiarity with essential frameworks (e.g. PyTorch) and infrastructure components (Docker, GPU) for training, fine-tuning and evaluating NLP tasks

  • Experience in using  both open source (e.g. HuggingFace) and closed source LLM models with different deep learning architectures 

  • Experience implementing RAG, working with knowledge databases and using LLM through APIs

  • Proven experience to deploy LLM models with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure) and machine learning workbenches for robust and scalable productionisation

  • Good knowledge of effective training and optimising language models  to fit for internal infrastructure and ensure seamless integration

  • Familiarity with best practices for code generation, code documentation, data security, and compliance in cloud-based data science workflows.

  • Proven experience to add value and insight by providing advanced analytical solutions.

  • Data storytelling skills and using visualisation tools to communicate data and results with a non-technical audience.

  • International, goal oriented mindset with can do attitude.

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry is preferred. 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How the process will look like

Your teammates will gather all requirements within our organization. Then, once priority has been discussed, you will decide as a team on the best solutions and architecture to meet these needs. In continuous increments and continuous communication between the team and stakeholders, you’re part of making data play an even more important (and understood) part withing Brand New Day.


Job Benefits

EUR 105K - 188K *

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Job Location
Madrid Osiris
Working Hours
Base Salary
euro EUR 105K - 188K *
Date posted
June 6, 2024
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