Statistician, Target Sciences
Location:
, Pennsylvania
Posted:
July 23, 2016
Reference:
WD81654
Basic qualifications:
MS in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or a closely related field

Preferred qualifications:
Strong academic record
Excellent oral and written English communication skills
Some training in biology, particularly genomics, disease biology, cellular or animal models
Ability
- To learn quickly and independently
- To collaborate well with scientists from other disciplines
Knowledge of some of the following statistics topics:
experimental design, mixed models, Bayesian methods, linear and nonlinear regression, repeated measures, machine learning algorithms, analysis of high-dimensional data

Details:
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Statisticians in Target Sciences play key roles in GSK's discovery of new medicines. To expand our team, we seek smart, creative people who enjoy solving challenging problems and want to improve the lives of millions of people.

Our team collaborates with top scientists to advance exciting, innovative ideas in drug discovery. We use a wide variety of statistical skills to design experiments, analyze data, and visualize results for projects that range from small studies with single endpoints to high-dimensional genomic data. We use traditional statistical methods and modern machine learning algorithms, design experiments to develop new technologies and analyze data to identify biomarkers for clinical trials. Our work is varied and challenging with the common goal to advance the science of human health.

To succeed, team members need good technical and communication skills and the ability to learn rapidly, develop practical solutions, and apply statistical techniques in creative ways. Successful candidates will be innovative, pragmatic, and flexible, thriving in a dynamic, collegial environment with frequent new challenges and excellent opportunities to develop and succeed.

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