What is a Career in Data Science like? In Conversation with a Data Scientist

On the show today we meet Aline! Aline works as a Data Scientist in the pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland. 

Aline kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the data scientist role 
  • The purpose of the data scientist role  
  • An overview of the pharmaceutical industry  
  • What a data scientist does on an average day 
  • Specialist tools: 
    • Python 
    • R  
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Aline became a data scientist from an aspiring neurosurgeon 
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey 
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Helpful education, training and skills for data science professionals: 
  • The future of the data science profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in data science 
  • Advice for her younger self and you!  

We also talk about: 

  • The benefits of multi-perspective and multi-skill teams 
  • The power of transferable skills 
  • Tips for networking  
  • Cultural nuances 
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • The importance of values

So if you’re curious and wondering what a data scientist does or how to become a data scientist, listen, watch and enjoy!

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!