Esprit R&D data leaders and Esprit R&D Physician development

Our Esprit R&D programme is all about developing future scientific leaders, with the knowledge, capabilities and behaviours to deliver our strategic R&D challenges. Lasting three years, this global development programme has been created to attract high-potential individuals and put them on a fast track to leadership.

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Patrick Eidam
Research and development
USA

What is unique about Esprit?

This programme develops business acumen and research expertise in equal measure.  You’ll be in an intellectually demanding, diverse environment where physicians and scientists meet to do the ground-breaking work that patients and our business depend on. Support and mentoring is excellent throughout the programmes, and you’ll have regular access to senior management and leading scientific thinkers.

The programme is a career differentiator for programme members. Members who have a high level of success on the programme and are recognised for their contributions are well positioned to accelerate their careers in the R&D function within GSK. Career paths vary widely by your interest, career alignment, and overall business need.

The programme could set you apart from your peers. If you perform well, you’ll be in a good position to accelerate your career in our R&D function equipped with the expertise and experience needed to take on a senior leadership position. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to training and development. Roles on completion of the programme will be based on individual capabilities - nothing is guaranteed, however, and throughout the programme we’ll look to you to display the necessary behaviours to thrive in our business. There's no limit to success here, so it's up to you to prove yourself.

We offer two Esprit R&D programmes. One is looking to hire Physicians and the other for leaders in the management and use of data to address key business questions.

Meet Amit Shah – Esprit R&D associate

Amit has recently joined on our flagship Esprit leadership programme. He explains how the programme has given him a taste of new areas of the business.

Esprit Data Leaders development programme

The use of data and analytics across the R&D organisation has become a critical part of the transformation of our business.  The Data Centre of Excellence’s mission is to inspire transformation of R&D’s data into a strategic asset for all to use in better decision making. The focus now is driving implementation so we can maximise the effective use of new tools and the available data by users across all of R&D from those reporting the data, those conducting data discovery through to experts in data and computational science.  This aligns with the vision for GSK to be at the leading edge in the use of data to drive decisions. We are looking for Data Leaders to have an appreciation of the value of data and the ability to drive the embedding of new ways of working. 

What do we look for in a candidate? 

  • MSc or PhD in Statistics, Data Science, Computational Science or Mathematics 
  • Strong commercial acumen and strategic decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated record of delivering significant value
  • Proven scientific and theoretical capability, together with high levels of innovation, creativity, and the ability to solve complex problems are required.
  • English language fluency required
  • Local language fluency for country of application.
  • Eligibility to work in the country of application

 

Meet John Goodall – Esprit R&D associate

John is an associate on our flagship Esprit leadership programme. Here John explains how his career ambitions have shaped his rotations.

Esprit Physician development programme

This is a three-year course for qualified Physicians interested in becoming scientific leaders at GSK. R&D is the lifeblood of our organisation and we need the brightest minds to bring our R&D strategy to life. This programme develops all the skills and knowledge needed to help make scientific breakthroughs that can change millions of lives.

What do we look for in a candidate?

  • Qualified Physicians
  • Experience analysing, integrating or interpreting large/complex data (e.g. clinical, genomic, transcriptomic)
  • Demonstrated record of delivering significant value
  • Proven direct experience in data analytics is preferred.
  • English language fluency required
  • Local language fluency for country of application.
  • Eligibility to work in the country of application

Applications for 2019 entry will open late 2018, please check back regularly for updates.

Register here to find out more and join our Esprit Talent Community for updates and more information.

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Meet Mark Ramsey– Chief Data Officer for R&D

Mark is our Chief Data officer within R&D and hear how GSK is pioneering large scale data analytics to drive better decisions about our pipeline.

Meet Sara Hughes– VP Head of Clinical Statistics

Mark is our Chief Data officer within R&D and hear how GSK is pioneering large scale data analytics to drive better decisions about our pipeline.

Meet Margot O’Neil – Director of Big Data Programs

As Director of Big Data Programs within the R&D Data Centre of Excellence Margot O’Neil speaks about bridging our scientific experts and our big data experts.  GSKs goal is to work across leaders in effort to develop the strategies that guide the development of our big data platform to ensure its success in revolutionizing the way GSK leverages and re-uses data generated throughout the drug discovery process.  Learn more about this journey.

Meet Nicky Walker – Director of Innovation and Incubation

Listen to Nicky Walker who is out Director of Innovation and Incubation in the R&D Data Centre of Excellence.  She lead’s business engagement and hear why her  “favourite part of the job is when we show someone the results of their ideas – usually we get that wow moment, an amazingly positive reaction to seeing what’s possible!”

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