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Biostatistics Industrial Placements

Job description

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

  • Role 1: Statistical Data Scientist: Ware

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: 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.

  • Role 3: Statistician: 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.

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.

What we are looking for

Qualifications

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 two 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.

Accepted degree subjects

  • mathematics
  • computer sciences

Additional job details

Location
Stevenage
Ware
Worthing
Salary
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Full-time

How to apply

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.

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

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 16 October 2020

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Closing date:  16 October 2020

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