Future Leaders Program - R&D Product Development & Supply - Informatics Expert

Basic qualifications:

  • Completion of a PhD or Masters (3.0 GPA or better) by end of 2017 in a STEM subject, computer science, or informatics, where programming was used to solve challenging scientific or technical problems
  • Coursework or research experience relating to the management and/or use of real-world data (e.g. development of algorithms or predictive models)
  • Possess no more than 3 years of total professional experience in related pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industries
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the US at the time of, and for the duration of employment. Employees will be required to furnish evidence of US work authorization. Applicant must NOT require future sponsorship for an employment visa status

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interdisciplinary research and software development experience using data science languages (MATLAB, Python, R) and/or object-oriented languages (e.g. C++, C#, Java)
  • An understanding of big/complex data (including familiarity with a Big Data environment such as Hadoop)
  • Ability to interpret large volumes of data, in order to derive actionable insights using statistical machine learning and visualization techniques
  • Proven ability to map real world problems to algorithmic/computational solutions
  • Awareness of trends in the pharmaceutical and other industries with regards to data, analytics and knowledge management
  • Willingness to learn about Quality by Design (QbD) principles, as articulated in the ICH guidelines Q8 to Q12
  • Awareness of change management principles
  • Awareness of regulatory expectations regarding use of software for GxP business process (i.e. computer system validation)


This exciting new role is part of the Product Development and Supply Future Leaders Program based at a Philadelphia area site.

The informatics and data team at GSK is developing a Product Data and Knowledge Platform, which aims to produce a seamless flow of high value data and knowledge throughout pharmaceutical development, transfer and manufacturing.

Current data aggregation for process development activities is often time-consuming, and requires manual data gathering from multiple source systems and data transcription-checking. Collated data is often not made available for reuse, resulting in multiple scientists duplicating data collation activities. Critical project knowledge is spread across many files, such as documents and Excel spreadsheets which are difficult to link together.

The main focus of the informatics and data team is to create a single end-to-end view of product data by integrating data from strategic source systems, applying data quality improvements as required. Development and manufacturing data will be integrated together using an ecosystem of IT infrastructure and Big Data tools, which will enable analytics and new insights from data to be realized. In addition, the informatics and data team is building a knowledge platform that captures key decisions through the product lifecycle and makes them readily available, linked to the underlying data and analysis. This will provide a common structure across projects for capturing knowledge in a standardized format and will enable multiple users across the organization to easily access the same information and build on it across the product lifecycle.

As an Informatics Expert at GSK, you will:

  • Lead the definition and delivery (including implementation and change management) of our data science and informatics solutions across a number of R&D departments
  • Provide expert technical input and support on data science and informatics to a number of R&D departments
  • Act as a “voice of the customer” for a number of R&D departments by keeping up-to-date with their challenges and requirements regarding product data and knowledge
  • Work closely with partners in manufacturing operations towards the vision of a continuum of data, information and knowledge across the product lifecycle
  • Stay updated on new developments on the cutting edge of computer science, data science and informatics, bringing in those that have the potential to transform the way we operate
  • Ensure the sustainability of our data science and informatics solutions through the definition and delivery of business processes and guidance material

Science is the bedrock of our success and our scientists are among the world leaders in their fields. If you join the GSK R&D Product Development Future Leaders Program, you’ll be part of a network that enables us to register and launch three to five new medicines each year.

Participants in the Product Development Future Leaders Program will be full-time, permanent employees at GSK and will enjoy the same competitive package of salary and benefits as other new starters. In addition, participants will undertake three rotations over three years at the start of their career. These rotations will give participants technical capability across three separate areas of Product Development and allied disciplines.

Participants will meet regularly with their line manager to identify learning and development opportunities. Participants will be given coaching and mentoring to enable them to become a technical leader of the future.

Part of a vibrant, global scientific community, you’ll work in teams that combine a mix of disciplines. We’re at the cutting edge of science and technology, so you’ll never be far from an expert who can help you to learn, grow, and contribute to our business.

You will use the knowledge and experience you gain in this role to become a potential future leader in GSK.

We offer a competitive total compensation package, as well as an environment conducive to personal and professional growth. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish.

Contact information:

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