Data science principal scientists work to innovate safe and effective medications that are targeted to the unique needs of each individual patient. Preet uses close attention-to-detail to investigate and interpret real-world data like a disease detective, searching for patterns and using information to improve medications and treatments.
Find out how well this career lines up with your students’ interests and strengths:
- Patience, persistence, and curiosity are key to interpreting large amounts of data.
- Pattern recognition is an essential tool for all data science professionals.
- Open-mindedness helps with approaching medical treatment in new ways.
- Strong observational skills are necessary to monitoring data and making interpretations.
Students can investigate what it takes to become a Data Science Principal Scientist by exploring the companion Career Profile, featuring background information about this career, job outlook, and more.