Otevřená pracovní pozice v MSD IT

Machine Learning Engineer

Typ úvazku
Svornosti 3321/2, 150 00 Smíchov, Czechia

You will work in a team of engineers experienced in software engineering and machine learning / artificial intelligence with a track record both in academia and industry. You will have a chance to work on problems that span the whole drug development process: from discovery and preclinical research via clinical research up to outcomes research, pricing, marketing and sales. Our team looks for opportunities that have the potential to deliver disproportionate results over the long term. As a result, your task will often be learning about new fields, multidisciplinary collaboration, and analysis of potential solutions. This requires you to have a very good grasp of modern software engineering, machine learning and artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and other computer science subfields, as well as familiarity with off-the-shelf products. Hands-on experience with data wrangling, processing of large data sets, and software engineering (programming, devops) is essential. We expect you to have mathematical rigor, creativity, and ability to learn, develop, and apply new techniques quickly. As a member of our team, you will also engage with business experts, scientists, UX/UI researchers and designers, and occasionally you may be required to present to senior leaders.


What we need is a person who:

  • PhD or MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
  • Proficiency in at least one common programming language
  • Strong design and development skills
  • Proven track record of building applications to solve real-world problems
  • Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Ability to tackle loosely defined problems
  • Ability to explain complex topics in simple terms
  • Interest in life sciences 


Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with life sciences is a plus
  • Experience with neural networks is a plus
  • Experience with modern product development (UX, Agile, Lean, ...)
  • Experience with analytics tools (Pandas, R, Elasticsearch/Kibana, Spark)
  • Experience with modern databases (graph databases, document stores, key-value stores, triple stores, ...)
  • If you know cryptography, blockchain, ... you might have an opportunity to use that too

We will consider strong candidates with other backgrounds too, provided they already possess mathematical rigor and are
motivated to learn about artificial intelligence and life sciences.

Our benefits

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Opportunity to implement something new for us - DevOps
  • Position in a leading global healthcare company
  • Challenging career
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Innovative and flexible working environment
  • Wide range of benefits

We want to know about you. Contact Nikola Kalčić - nikola.kalcic@merck.com. Know anybody who might be interested? Refer this job!