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GlaxoSmithKline LLC Principal Statistician or Statistician - Research (Non-Clinical) in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 233367Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence, UK - Hertfordshire - StevenagePosted Date: Jan 17 2021Our team (Research Statistics) collaborates with top laboratory and clinical scientists to advance exciting, innovative ideas in drug discovery. We 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, the desire to develop their statistical and scientific knowledge continually, and the ability to 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.In this role, the Statistician / Principal Statistician will be responsible for providing statistical design and analysis for scientific research projects at GSK under the supervision of a more experienced statistician within our team.Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Collaborating closely with GSK scientists and other statisticians to address drug discovery questions with statistical methods.Applying existing statistical methods or developing new ones to address scientific problems.Designing experiments to address scientific questions clearly and accurately.Analyzing data accurately and visualizing scientific results clearly to provide insight for making drug discovery decisions.Communicating statistical concepts, design recommendations, and the results of statistical analyses clearly and accurately to GSK scientists and scientific managers.Working with other statisticians on internal department initiatives, e.g. to develop specific technical or consulting skills, new processes, etc.Reviewing literature and writing simulations to evaluate statistical methods for application to drug discovery problems.Representing our statistics team in collaborations with other internal statistics teams and scientists.GSK's overall RandD strategy focuses on science related to the immune system, the use of human genetics and advanced technologies. These unlock the potential of new areas of science, enabling us to design and develop new classes of medicine and bring them to patients more quickly and cost-effectively.Applications close once position is filled.Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.*LI-GSKGSKSPTalentBasic Qualifications:We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:MSc or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field.Preferred Qualifications:If you have the following characteristics, it would be a p