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A little about GSK:

We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products. These help millions of people around the world do more, feel better and live longer.

Our commercial success depends on creating innovative products and making these accessible to as many people who need them as possible. By achieving this, we will be able to grow our business and provide benefits to patients, consumers, society, our employees and our shareholders. We have a significant global commercial presence in more than 150 markets, a network of 84 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.

Data Science within GSK:

As part of our Business & Technology programme, in GSK Tech, you will bring compliance, globalization, productivity and innovation to our business operations, helping us to use technology as part of our strategic journey to deliver life-enhancing healthcare.

Digital, Data and Analytics are fast transforming the world around us and offer significant opportunities to drive improvements in customer insights, clinical development and employee experience. As a Data Scientist, you will be providing critical expertise in collecting, analysing and interpreting data to provide distinctive insights which will help to shape and enable our future business strategy.  

Is the Future Leader Programme for you?

Not only do we want to find the right candidate, we want you to choose a scheme that’s right for you.

Our Future Leaders Programmes are for those who aspire to be leaders, inspire others and relish some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges. We believe in focusing on the patient and conducting our business with integrity, transparency and respect for everyone we work with.

We invest heavily in your personal development to prepare you for a career as a leader through regular discussions with your line manager and support from a wide network of colleagues but you are still the driver of your development.  You will also have continuous training where 70% is on-the-job, 20% is through developmental relationships and 10% is through formal training and educational courses.

What to expect during the Data Science Future Leader Programme:

You will need the skill and confidence to communicate your insights, clearly and credibly, to the wider business. Our Data Science pathway will embed you in one of our core businesses (Pharma / Consumer) with the possibility of rotations in other areas of our business (such as analytics), provide tailored development, training opportunities and a global network to engage with thought leaders within GSK.

  • Consumer Healthcare’s goal is to be the world’s first and best Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare company driven by science and values. As part of the programme you will help the Consumer business to create a world call FMCG Tech Organization which enables our business to deliver value through innovation and efficiency.
  • Pharma Tech’s ambition is to be innovation led, performance driven and values based. Our goal is to provide digital solutions to support the pharma business moving forward and as part of the programme you will us develop innovative digital solutions which positively effect patient health globally.

Our ideal candidate:

You'll need ambition, a genuine passion for technology and the healthcare industry, and a proactive self-motivated approach. We’re looking for clear and effective communicators who can quickly build rapport with people from various levels of the organisation. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. You’ll be a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical and conceptual mind along with a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

Our ideal candidate will have a flair for analytical and logical problem solving. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest and understanding of how Big Data can be used to drive new and innovative insights and that you have worked with large data sets.

In Data Science, we look for a quantitative degree (maths, economics, statistics, data science or computer science) or a degree with quantitative components (engineering, science, business management, data science and computer science degrees). You must have or expect to obtain in 2018 a minimum of a 2.1 in one of these quantitative degrees. 

Before you apply:

Our Future Leader Programme is passionate about developing local leadership capabilities for local countries so it is vital you have eligibility to live and work in the country for which you are applying.

Please note that candidates need to be available to attend a 2-day assessment centre in London, UK

GSK is committed to empowering employees and creating an inclusive and diverse environment because it shows that we value and respect all contributions.  It is good for business because it brings different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles to GSK

Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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