Biostatistics Industrial Placement

Recruiter
GSK
Location
Ware
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Oct 2020
Closes
19 Oct 2020
Sector
IT
Contract Type
Contract/Interim
Hours
Full Time

Degree Requirements: Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Data Science or, Computing combined with Mathematics, Statistics or a numerate scientific discipline, or alternatively in Computing with a strong A level in Mathematics or Statistics.

You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Locations: GSK House - Brentford, Stevenage, Ware

Duration: 1 year (approximately)

Detailed description of the roles:

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products. Our challenging and inspiring mission is to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer by developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world.

Whatever the role, you will experience working in a fast-paced research environment with access to cutting edge technology, whilst interacting with industry-leading scientists across multiple disciplines and sharing different experiences. During the internship, the IP student will be supported, given training (laboratory and office practices) daily where applicable until confident to work independently and within GSK health and safety requirements, enrolled in several GSK internal courses as part of company policy, enrol in personal development courses and networking opportunities throughout the year and attend seminars led by GSK scientists.

Please read below about the positions we are recruiting for, when you apply you will be able to select preferences. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

Role 1: Statistical Data Scientist

Location: Ware

In the UK, professional statisticians, programmers and data analysts are employed to support the research programmes of GSK's new medicines-from early research through to launching a new product. The increasing amount of sound scientific data generated from well-designed experiments, from high throughput screening of chemical compounds to phase I-IV clinical trials to establish safety and efficacy in patients, mean data scientists play a crucial role in support of major drug development decisions.

As part of GlaxoSmithKline's on-going commitment to education and development, GSK R&D at Ware recruits several IP students every year. There is a Statistical Data Scientist opportunity for a student who wishes to undertake an industrial placement of one year starting in September 2021 in the Statistical Data Sciences department, based at Ware in Hertfordshire.

Statistical Data Sciences drives the creation of rich data science infrastructure within GSK and develops and supports statistical and numerical software for statisticians in Biostatistics and scientists in Research & Development internationally. You will be closely involved in the work of the department and will undertake a variety of training to improve both technical and personal skills. The placement will provide you with experience of software development in a regulated industry where quality is paramount. You will write programs using R and other programming languages, work in close consultation with professional Data Scientists, and learn how to interact effectively with colleagues and customers. In addition, you will also assist with routine support activities including the responsibility for the department's website.

Role 2: Trainee Statistical Programmer/Analyst

Location: GSK House - Brentford or Stevenage

Your role at GSK will enable you to understand the process of drug development from the perspective of Biostatistics, you will be involved in the work of the clinical programming department. This placement will enable you to understand the programming methods important in drug development. To do this, you will become familiar with various GSK systems used in Clinical trial reporting, such as internal reporting systems and data visualization tools. You will learn how to interact effectively with colleagues and customers to deliver responsive, robust solutions that will improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of R&D at GSK. A range of training courses will be available, giving you the opportunity to develop your technical and personal skills.

During your time at GSK you will become proficient in SAS with the opportunity to learn r. You will also have the chance to write programs to analyse and report clinical and metrics data using SAS?? software, working in close consultation with professional Programmer Analysts and Statisticians. You will work closely with your team giving you the opportunity to learn from more experienced staff. The IP student will have the responsibility of maintaining and updating Team and Community SharePoint Sites used for internal/external communication.

Role 3: Statistician

Location: GSK House - Brentford, Ware, Stevenage

GSK are looking for students with strong mathematical/statistical skills, keen to experience the role of a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry. Statisticians working in our Biostatistics department are invaluable contributors throughout drug development and supply, supporting scientists and clinicians in the areas of medicine discovery, design and analysis of clinical trials, as well as non-clinical activities ensuring the quality and safety of products delivered to patients. We offer industrial placement opportunities in both clinical and non-clinical statistics groups. During your year at GSK you will have clear responsibilities and receive training to improve both your technical and personal skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advise clients on the experimental design of studies or clinical trial design (e.g. sample size, randomisation scheme etc.),
  • Provide statistical analysis, reporting and interpretation of study results,
  • Perform peer reviews for output appearing in regulatory files,
  • Understand the background and statistical methods important for drug development,
  • Use appropriate statistical methodology and software to carry out the above duties,
  • Work in close consultation with professional statisticians.

Learning opportunities:

  • Become proficient in SAS programming, R, Statistica or Design Expert software,
  • Learn the theory of new statistical methodology and how to apply it by collaborating with highly skilled statisticians and attending training courses,
  • Experience the role of a statistical consultant, working closely with cross-functional teams to translate scientific or clinical problems into statistical ones,
  • Gain industry knowledge in potentially a wide range of therapeutic areas, overseeing short-term or long-term projects that cover multiple GSK drugs.

Close Date: Friday 16 th October 2020

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.

Applications will close when we have filled our virtual assessment centre dates.

If you have what we're looking for apply today!

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2021!

  1. Eligibility Form
  2. Online Assessment
  3. Application Form
  4. Virtual Assessment Centre???

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