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A career in Biostatistics, Data Science and Clinical Programming

There has never been a better, more exciting or important time to be a biostatistician, programmer or data scientist at GSK. Their combined ability to bring data-driven decision-making to drug discovery and development is key to the success of our R&D operations.

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''We are transforming R&D decision-making from a process based on expert gut feel and past experience to one in robust quantitative examination and statistical analysis. We need more help to attract and invest in people to grow an industry-leading team who put quantitative rocket boosters under every project and transform the pace, scale and success with which our company serves the patients who rely on us.''

Sara Hughes, SVP Biostatistics

The work led by our Statisticians and Programmers enable scientists to make timely, data-driven choices about which potential new medicines and vaccines are most and least promising – ultimately saving time and money and maximising success.

Our focus areas

Development Statistics

Our team supports GSK’s drug development efforts in Rheumatology, Hepatology and Gastro-intestinal, Respiratory, Specialty, HIV, Global Health and - most recently - in the fight to treat the COVID-19 pandemic. They act as a trusted source of advice for quantitative insights that allows our scientific teams make strategic decisions and take smart risks with confidence.

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Oncology Statistics

GSK Oncology is doing some of the most urgent and innovative work that could potentially cure patients and transform the way cancer is treated. Through cross-functional collaborations, our team play a central role in strategising, identifying and progressing the most promising drug candidates to the next stage of development as early and as accurately as possible.

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Vaccines Statistics

At every stage of the clinical development of a vaccine - from very early human research trials, to managing the lifecycle of products that have been used for decades - we help teams manage risks, foresee issues and improve their work’s probability of success.

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Our programming team equips our scientific experts with data that is seamlessly curated, analysed and visualised. They support every stage of the path that each potential drug progresses along, from non-clinical research to commercial launch and lifecycle management.

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Non-Clinical and Translational Statistics (NCTS)

In Non-Clinical and Translational Statistics, we play a vital part at the birth of many prospective medicines and therapies through our work in helping top laboratory and product development teams, from the earliest stages of drug discovery through to the successful launch of new medicines.

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Statistics and Data Science Innovation Hub (SDSIH)

By synthesising the existing evidence and balancing it against what is uncertain, SDSIH plays a pivotal part in ensuring decision-makers are well-informed about likely risks and rewards of different development plans. Our expertise in statistical modelling, machine learning and data science engineering drives speed and efficiency across GSK’s portfolio.

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Why GSK?

GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose – along with our goal of being one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies – helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

We focus on creating an inclusive organization where every single employee feel engaged and supported, knowing that their work makes an important contribution to our mission. We have clear values and expectations they are part of our DNA. Through them, we achieve extraordinary things for our patients and consumers, who rely on us each and every day.