GSK

Computational Biologist

Employer
GSK
Location
Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
January 29 2021
Ref
259594
Organization Type
Pharma
We are seeking motivated, innovative and skilled computational biologists to join our expanding team within the Human Genetics department. Candidates should be keen to drive and apply state of the art analysis methods to inform decision making across the GSK pipeline, integrating diverse and complex data types to translate genetic signals into innovative new medicines for patients with unmet medical need. You will be encouraged to develop and advance your computational biology skills as well as your internal and external scientific profile through presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

GSK aims to improve the number of successful late stage clinical trials for innovative medicines, by both identifying and advancing drug targets that have strong evidence of a causal role in disease biology. The Human Genetics team leverages major scientific and technological advances, including investment in biobanks linked to large-scale human health databases, cutting-edge informatics platforms, breakthrough understanding of biological pathways, functional genomics capabilities built upon rapid progress in gene editing, and leading industry-academia partnerships, in order to identify and progress the best targets through the GSK pipeline.

Successful candidates will:
  • Help progress the GSK pipeline: Apply innovative computational approaches to translate human genetic and genomic evidence to drive decisions on target selection, validation and clinical translation.
  • Work in teams: Participate in or lead cross-functional project teams with GSK scientists and external collaborators.
  • Communicate: Be responsible for effective communication of analysis findings, with expert interpretation, to project teams.


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD or equivalent experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, computational sciences, machine learning or biomedical/biological sciences.
  • Experience in a programming language (such as R, Python or Perl) for complex data analysis.


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience in the analysis of multi-omics data (e.g. transcriptomics, regulatory genomics, proteomics), including at the single cell level
  • Knowledge of genome-wide genetic, genomic, pathway and network methods
  • Skills to collect, integrate, mine and analyse complex biological data and translate them into testable hypotheses
  • Experience in analysing data sets related to immunology, neuroscience or infectious disease
  • Experience working within collaborative, multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of the drug discovery and development process.
  • Publication record in peer reviewed journals.


Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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