2021 Summer Graduate Intern - Corp.- Visual Analytics Research

6 days agoCambridge, MA

Job Description

799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

This role will help drive the development and execution of Novartis' ambition to leverage advanced visual analytics to elevate decision-making across the organization. This ambition is one of key pillars in the broader digital transformation happening at Novartis to be a 'medicines and data science company.' This user- and data-centric role will conduct research into the usage of analytics (such as machine learning models) across many use cases and generate insights into the use of visualization to empower subject matter experts to act as data scientists.

Conduct user interviews across multiple data-centric applications, analyze results and generate task taxonomies. Review and present literature on methods for AI explainabiility to product owners. Develop visualization recommendations and prototypes of advanced visual analytics techniques to address gaps in user needs and current capabilities. Work day to day with both application users and key stakeholders gaining experience in requirements gathering and user validation.

Business Impact:

The business impact of having a visual analytics summer intern in the DSAI Group would be multi fold. This intern would enable us to analyze and audit our own effectiveness with users across applications. We don't have capacity to do this now because all of our resources are dedicated to rapid development of products. The outcome of this project will give us a better portrait of our users, and give us a tailored solution for making our analytics more useful and actionable. This type of analysis also does not exist in the literature, so we have potential to publish the results and gain prestige within the visual analytics community and among data-driven organizations. It will also be an invaluable opportunity for the intern to get more applied experience working with users

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Job Sourcing Statement

You are applying to be part of the Novartis Talent Pool. We are not currently recruiting for this role but we are building a pipeline for future opportunities. If you would like to be considered for a similar position in future, then please submit your CV.

Minimum Requirements

Candidate should be in an accredited degree-granting college or university pursuing an graduate degree

Key Must Have Experiences

Experience in requirements gathering with subject matter experts. Background in visualization research. Strong visualization programming skills. Good oral and written communication skills, strict attention to detail, ability to interact and build relations with others within the group

Preferred Experience
Modern visualization library (d3.js, processing.js, matplotlib, etc.). Familiarity with design study methodology. Previous experience in conducting and writing up research submissions to top tier visualization conferences (VIS, EuroVis, CHI).

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusion workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Business Unit


Cambridge, MA

Company / Legal Entity
Novartis Services Incorpo

Functional Area
Data Science

Job Type
Full Time

Employment Type

Shift Work

Job ID: Novartis-309305BR