Locations Available: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Evanston, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; San Francisco area, CA; San Diego, CA
ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From our worldwide offices, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS’ Business Consulting group delivers solutions to a broad spectrum of sales and marketing challenges. We also help our clients transform their sales and marketing strategies and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Our recommendations and solutions are based in rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership across the demand generation process.


DSAs Will Deliver Client Impact Through

Data Science Associates (DSAs) design, develop and execute algorithmic, statistical and/or machine learning techniques on large, complex, structured and unstructured data sets (including big data) to help clients make better fact-based decisions.
Collaborate with team leadership on research and development of new algorithms
Customization of general-purpose algorithms to specific context-rich client situations
Contribution to development of the ZS point of view in AI/ML/data science space

Investigate and develop rigorous analytical frameworks to address client problems
Effectively work with a variety of different data – structured vs. unstructured, sparse vs. big data – to perform modeling and analysis
Develop advanced algorithms that solve problems of large dimensionality in a computationally efficient and statistically effective manner
Execute statistical and machine learning techniques (e.g. supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning) on data sets to identify trends, figures and other relevant information
Collaborate with clients and other ZS stakeholders to effectively integrate and communicate analysis findings
Evaluate emerging datasets and technologies that may contribute to our analytical offerings




Master’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science or Statistics with strong academic performance in analytic and quantitative coursework required
Knowledge of advanced analytics concepts and algorithms (e.g. machine learning, statistical learning, Bayesian methods, neural networks, optimization, natural language processing, etc.)
Demonstrates proficiency in programming languages such as R/Python
Exposure to tools/platforms (e.g. Hadoop eco system and database systems)
Agile project planning and project management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail, with a research-focused mindset
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Aptitude for, and enjoyment of working in teams
High motivation, good work ethic and maturity

Language requirements:

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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About ZS Pharma

ZS Pharma develops ion trap therapies for the treatment of life-threatening medical conditions such as hyperkalemia and liver diseases.