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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

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Data Scientist

Job Description

  • Location: Princeton, NJ
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #75821

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring a Data Scientist, on a contract basis.

Work Location:
Princeton, NJ – 50% on site

Knowledge/Skills Required/Education:

  • Ph.D. in quantitative sciences/engineering (computer science, mathematics, statistics, or engineering).
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience with a proven track record in machine learning and data science – experience in drug discovery machine learning is desirable but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of one or more scripting programming languages, with a focus on machine learning (e.g., Python (preferred), R, Matlab, C/C++).
  • Experience utilizing molecular features of small molecules in machine learning models.
  • Experience with the use and application of Bayesian statistics and simulation methods in generating probabilistic outcomes.
  • Able to extract information from databases using a variety of software packages (e.g., Oracle SQL developer).
  • Ability to build and maintain databases aligned with enterprise solutions is desirable but not required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to understand technical business problems and implement solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively on matrixed teams to collaboratively solve challenging problems, while also able to work independently with minimal resources.
  • Has good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Strong preference for on-site presence to enable colocation with data science team.


  • Write python scripts to enable rapid cleaning and analysis of medium and high throughput datasets.
  • Utilize machine learning (ML) approaches to generate small molecules features.
  • Utilize Bayesian statistics approaches to estimate uncertainties in assay datasets, based on results on above ML outputs.
  • Write and document programming code (python preferred) to facilitate data preparation / cleaning, model development, and evaluation.
  • Produce high quality scripts, documentation, and processing pipeline by the end of 2023.
  • Create deployable version of processing pipeline for near term use as a stand-alone application and ultimately future integration with enterprise suite.
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