Data Scientist R&D Degree Apprenticeship - Degree (Level 6)

GSK GlaxoSmithKline (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,000.00
37.5 hours per week Exact days and hours TBC
4 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Data Scientist (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
31 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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 etc.

Responsibilities

What will you do?

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.

Our Data Science apprentices, support drug discovery and development through the integrative analysis of internal and/or external biomedical data. On our 4-year programme you’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from industry experts from day one combined with early responsibility to help you to develop and progress. You’ll be working towards a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Data Science.

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 concepts

Achieve your career goals on our apprentice programme:

If you are offered a role; you will have a buddy or a mentor who will help you to prepare for joining GSK and will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship. Working with both your Line and Programme Manager we want to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed in the short term and throughout your career with us. 

Benefits include:  

  • A competitive base salary of £17,000
  • An annual bonus
  • Benefit programmes benchmarked against industry standards
  • A recognition programme to reward exceptional work by you and your team
  • Training and Development (including opportunities to attend annual Apprentice development events)
  • Access to employee health and well-being programmes
  • A fully-sponsored Bachelor’s degree qualification

Get to grips with our recruitment process:

You’ll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website - https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprentices-students-and-graduates/apprentice-programmes/applying-for-our-apprentice-programme/

We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adapted here: https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/covid-19/

Apply Now:

We accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible as we do not want you to miss out!

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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.

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here: https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibility/our-people/inclusion-and-diversity-at-gsk/ 

Future Prospects

We hope that the apprenticeship will lead to a long and successful career at GSK. We have apprentice alumni in a variety of senior roles across the business.

Skills Required

  • Technical skills
  • Maths
  • Statistics

Qualities Required

Data Scientists blend experience and knowledge from a wide range of fields and organisations, and continuously seek to expand their range of technical skills.

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade 9-5/A*-C including maths and English Language (not Literature)
  • Must have/be predicted 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A levels, each at grade C/5, equivalent and above
  • Must have A level maths at grade C/5 (equivalent or above) alternatively A level Computer Science at grade B/6 (equivalent or above) plus maths GCSE at grade 9-7/A*-A

Training Provided

Training provider to be confirmed.

Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Data Science Standard.

If you are offered a role; you will have a buddy or a mentor who will help you to prepare for joining GSK and will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship. Working with both your Line and Programme Manager we want to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed in the short term and throughout your career with us. 

Register interest

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