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Data Engineer - Syneos Health Communications

Boston, MA


The communications research group at Syneos Health is looking for a data engineer with experience working with healthcare or media data sets. You will build and manage databases and establish workflow pipelines that lead to API endpoints in support of data science tasks. You will also manage code libraries, automate database updates, and build and validate new methodologies for data set QA.

About us

Syneos Health Communications is a network of PR, communications, branding, and advertising companies that help bring new medical products to market.  

We are expanding the group that helps the company’s clients -- biopharma companies -- make better marketing decisions through advanced uses of data. You will be instrumental in identifying the right approaches, tools, and methods, as well as opportunities to put them to use.

Types of projects

Among the bigger problems you will help solving is optimizing and plugging large historical data lakes into disjoint public and commercial data sets to build models for:

  • Identifying factors that influence patients’ adherence to a treatment regimen
  • Ranking a list of physicians by the driving distance between their offices
  • Creating the shortest route for a traveling salesman that will result in the largest number of conversions

It is meaningful and challenging work in a team of supportive and bright colleagues. A lot of things will have to be invented and built from scratch. You will not be bored.


Get things done:

●       Establish ETL for both structured/unstructured data sources from internal/external sources

●       Manage and create performance/error/analytics systems and processes for QA of all data sets

●       Create dashboards and API data access tools for both technical and business users

●       Manage and grow our network of data and research partners by finding and evaluating new suppliers and offerings


Make us better:

●       Introduce best practices for database design, processing, and workflows

●       Extend our capabilities by helping to build efficient and scalable frameworks

●       Share your knowledge through training others, evaluating new tech, and building our documentation library

Syneos Health, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected status. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please contact our EEO Administrator at 781-425-4600 or by email at [email protected]