GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
apprenticeship

Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

Job description

What does our Data Scientist degree apprenticeship have to offer?
Do you have a passion for maths? Our Data Scientist apprenticeship could be for you. Data Science is a broad and fast-moving field spanning maths and statistics, software engineering and communications. Data Scientists blend experience and knowledge from a wide range of fields and organisations, and continuously seek to expand their range of technical skills.

As a Data Scientist apprentice, you will be part of one of our Manufacturing or Research and Development (R&D) teams where you will play a key role in organising, studying and drawing insights and recommendations from our data.

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme
You’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from our in-house experts, combined with early responsibility to help you develop and progress. You’ll be working towards a degree (BSc) in Data Science funded by GSK and studies will be blended - combining online study with face to face lectures at university. Working with both your manager and programme manager, we want to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed in the short term and throughout your career with us. You will also be assigned a buddy or a mentor who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

What will you do?

Research and DevelopmentAt our R&D hub at Stevenage, our Data Scientist apprentices support drug discovery and development through the integrative analysis of internal and/or external biomedical data.

At GSK our data analysis competencies are quite diverse and can include: genetics and genomics analyses (e.g. gene expression, integrative omics, functional genomics), pathways and networks analyses, disease indications findings, molecular evolution.

You will be:

  • Analysing biomedical data, especially genomics data, to support drug discovery with a focus on target identification and validation in immunology and oncology
  • Developing and delivering support and guidance materials for new and non-expert users to access and use deployed genomics and bioinformatics data and solutions
  • Contribute to AI and machine learning projects that drive insight into multiple phases of the drug development pipeline from target identification and validation to later phases.
  • Working in an area that results in impacting development of new medicines for important diseases of unmet medical need.
  • Working on a variety of data analysis competencies and building your scientific knowledge, on a tailored development programme
  • Learning how to prioritise and manage multiple projects, objectives and deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Learning new data skills and concept

Manufacturing
At our manufacturing site at Ware, you will develop skills that are key to maximising the quality and efficiency of pharmaceutical processes. We’ve been investing millions of pounds in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. The amount of data these machines are capable of collecting needs organising, studying and insights drawn and recommendations made to enable us to improve our manufacturing performance.

And our Data Scientist apprentice has a key role to play in this.

You will work across the site combining on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role will involve:

  • Working across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of issues
  • Learning about and using a range of analytical tools to undertake different types of analyses
  • Collecting managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data
  • Conducting a range of analytical studies on that data.
  • Developing a good understanding of data structures and database systems

Commercial
Based in our Global head office in Brentford, you will learn how to deliver impactful analytical insights and recommendations to enhance the performance of our UK sales and marketing organisation. You will gain skills in data management, machine learning and statistics, whilst also developing your commercial business acumen.

As a Data Scientist apprentice, you will work with colleagues from around the business on projects ranging from the strategic to the tactical across a wide variety of brands and disease areas. You will learn how to:

  • Manage stakeholders and their expectations
  • Use a range of machine learning and statistical analytical tools and techniques to gain insight into our data
  • Influence the decisions taken by senior managers through robust and well interpreted analyses
  • Learn effective techniques for data visualisation and storytelling
  • Work with a diverse range of internal customers, peers, and off-shore colleagues
  • Manage your time and prioritise a mix of activities

The UK commercial organisation is on a journey to becoming truly data-driven and you could be at the heart of this transformation.

We’re 100% open to all talent
We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers and also, because it’s the right thing to do.

Degree requirements

Five GCSEs or equivalent grade 9-5 (A*-C) including maths and English language (not literature). Must have/be predicted 104 UCAS points from your top three A levels Must have A level maths at grade B (or above) alternatively A level computer science at grade B (or above) plus maths GCSE at grade 7-9.

Start date: September 2020.

Additional job details

Location
Brentford
Ware
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 20 January 2020

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Closing date:  20 January 2020

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