Lead Data Scientist


Job Title: Lead Data Scientist - Healthcare and Life Sciences

Location: Leiden, The Netherlands

Salary: Up to 100,000 + Benefits


This company are a pioneering healthcare and life sciences organization dedicated to making a positive impact on the world by leveraging the power of data. The mission is to revolutionize healthcare through advanced analytics, cutting-edge technology, and a deep understanding of patient outcomes.


As a lead data scientist at this company, you will have the opportunity to drive innovation and shape the future of healthcare while working alongside a talented team of experts.They are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Data Scientist to join the dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in developing innovative data-driven solutions and advancing our analytics capabilities within the healthcare and life sciences domain. As a key member of our organization, you will lead and mentor a team of talented data scientists while collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to tackle complex challenges and deliver impactful insights.


  • Lead a team of data scientists, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to drive their professional growth.
  • Develop and implement advanced machine learning algorithms, statistical models, and data mining techniques to extract valuable insights from complex healthcare and life sciences datasets.
  • Apply your expertise in data visualization to create compelling visual representations of complex data to effectively communicate insights to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including researchers, clinicians, and engineers, to define project goals, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage novel data sources and emerging technologies to enhance analytics capabilities and develop innovative solutions.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in data science, healthcare informatics, and life sciences research, and apply relevant knowledge to drive continuous improvement.


  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in a relevant field such as Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience as a data scientist within the healthcare and life sciences domain, demonstrating a strong understanding of healthcare data, medical terminology, and industry-specific challenges.
  • Proven track record of developing and deploying machine learning models and statistical algorithms to solve complex problems in healthcare or life sciences.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python or R, as well as experience working with data analysis and machine learning libraries.
  • Strong knowledge of data visualization techniques and tools to effectively communicate complex information.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience with big data technologies and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and privacy considerations in healthcare and life sciences data analytics is highly desirable.

Join the Team: If you are passionate about using your data science expertise to drive innovation in healthcare and life sciences, you will fit in great with this exceptional team. As a Lead Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on patients' lives, shape the future of healthcare, and work in a collaborative environment that fosters growth and learning. They offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive work culture that values diversity and inclusivity.

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Harnham Search and Selection
Company Number: 05723485

Harnham Search and Selection is a registered company in England and Wales. Reg no. 05723485

Harnham Europe Limited
Company Number: 09956940

Harnham GmbH
HRB: 196954

Harnham B.V.
KvK Number: 887060687

Harnham Inc.
Company FEIN: 47-2370381

Registered office: 3rd Floor, Melbury House, 51 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7QW.

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