AI/ML Engineer (NLP)

AI/ML Engineer (NLP)

Full time MSD in Pharmaceutical
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AI & ML Engineer (NLP)

•    Opportunity to be a part of a global Artificial Intelligence organization in Singapore!
•    Based in Singapore, the regional hub for Asia Pacific (AP) and top-ranked biopharmaceutical company on The Straits Times and Statista’s list of Best Employers in Singapore for two consecutive years (2020, 2021).
•    Join the premier biopharmaceutical company that has been in Singapore for more than 25 years and in AP for over 60 years.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking professionals to join our Information Technology hub in Singapore. You will have the opportunity to work on global teams to identify and tackle the biggest opportunities and challenges at the intersection of healthcare, information and technology. We offer project-based rotations to help with your professional development, and a flat, collaborative environment.



Primary Responsibilities

•    Delivery of enterprise Natural language processing projects and assets including products, platforms, and solutions, with a view to maximize reuse
•    Work on technical pilots and feasibility studies of new opportunities to create value, and transitioning successful pilots to scalable production implementations
•    Participate in internal professional communities of practice and mentor colleagues to raise artificial intelligence and data science maturity within the company
•    Assist in technical training to upskill colleagues to raise the data science competency levels within the company

Education Minimum Requirement: 

•    Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, natural language Processing highly preferred.

•    We evaluate candidates on a case-by case basis but appreciate qualifications in quantitative, scientific and technology disciplines such as Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Analytics, Physics, and Bioinformatics. 


Required Experience and Skills:

•    We seek candidates that combine technical depth with the ability to work collaboratively and create impact

•    Graduates or 1+ years of relevant working experience in fields related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, software engineering

•    Understanding of artificial intelligence research landscape in Natural language processing and ability to review research publications

•    Domain knowledge in pharmaceutical business areas such as research, clinical, manufacturing, commercial and corporate functions highly regarded

•    Ability to communicate and express technical viewpoints to senior stakeholders with succinctness and clarity

•    Hands-on code development experience and familiarity with the python scientific computing stacks

•    Knowledge of Natural Language Processing techniques and models across syntax and semantics as well as usage of common NLP libraries(NLTK,Spacy). Knowledge of transformer-based models and experience with deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Pytorch etc would be a plus.

•    Proficient in working with both structured and unstructured data with an emphasis on natural language
•    Familiarity with developing and deploying within a cloud based infrastructure and services environment a plus

•    Full stack web application development and UX experience and understanding non-essential but a plus



We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.



Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us — and start making your impact today.

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