Senior Data Scientist
Site Name: Belgium-Rixensart
Posted Date: Dec 19 2019
Are you interested in making significant contributions and Global impact while integrating and analyzing complex, high dimensional data sets for the industry leader? Are you excited about opportunities to extract biological knowledge within Vaccines R&D? If so, GSK's Data Science and Digital Innovation team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist and this role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.
As a Senior Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to ensure data analytics and bioinformatics deliverable for Vaccines R&D projects that are the top of search and industry standards with respect to scientific excellence, quality and timelines.
Your main responsibilities are:
- You represent Data Science and Digital Innovation (DSDI) as subject matter expert in cross-functional project teams
- You provide input to the Personalized Vaccinology scientific strategy, processes and objectives in alignment with the GSK Vaccines R&D strategy.
- You perform and lead up to four PhD students / post-docs for:
- Bioinformatics/data analytics activities for Vaccines R&D; data and knowledge integration for hypothesis generation; data modeling for innovative immunological assays, high-dimensional readouts and human and microbial genomics;
- development of tailored systems and analytical models for explorative analytics of pre-clinical, clinical, and epidemiological data; development of analysis pipelines using combinations of heterogeneous, high dimensional datasets and tools;
- advise on study design, readout selection and data formats, data analysis strategies;
- Preparation and publication of scientific papers and congress reports.
- You foster innovation within DSDI and keep abreast of the new and most recent developments and innovations in the fields relevant for the role.
- You communicate Personalized Vaccinology activities, results, and principles to internal stakeholders and scientific community, translating complex solutions into simple, understandable and effective messages.
- You lead or coordinate scientific interactions with multiple partners or international collaborations outside GSK Vaccines
- PhD in Data and Computer Sciences, Complex Systems, Mathematics and Physics, Chemical or Biological and Systems Engineering, Bioinformatics, immunogenomics, systems immunology, Computational Biology or equivalent.
- Five years of relevant scientific experience
- Demonstrated strong proficiency / publication record in one or more of the following areas:
- bio-informatics and genomics (including single cell genomics) applied to immunological questions and/or vaccinology
- systems immunology, vaccinology and immuno-genomics
- data mining and machine learning, multivariate biomarkers discovery and validation for patient stratification
- data modeling for individual and integrated analysis of innovative immune assays (e.g high dimensional flow cytometry, systems serology), high-dimensional readouts
- computational and molecular epidemiology
- Strong programming (R and Python), data analytics and modeling skills
- Knowledge of deep learning and awareness of its applications in biology
- Good leadership skills in a scientifically oriented environment
- Good line management skills
- Fluent English (spoken and written)
- Good communication skills, ability to simplify complex problems and communicate complex solutions in a simple and effective manner
- Good networking skills and fluent interactions with one or more scientific communities
- Ability to influence performance in a matrix organization through negotiation and communication
- Two years of direct/matrix people management and international leadership responsibilities (e.g. principal investigator for international R&D projects in relevant areas)
- Proactive, teamwork spirit, motivated, resilient and focused
- Proven capacity to use the theoretical background and education to solve actual problems of R&D projects working and leading small teams in cross-functional setting.
- Good understanding of the Vaccines or Pharmaceutical industry
- French and Italian language(s) a plus
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 in a culture of Innovation, Performance and Trust.
GSK Vaccines- Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.
For further information, please visit www.gsk.com .
Patient-focused Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist. Part of our R&D programme targets diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including the World Health Organisation's three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Research into candidate vaccines for other diseases of the developing world, such as dengue are at an earlier stage of development.
When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we're looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.
We emphasise the value of teamwork and we look for people ready to share our values of transparency, respect, integrity and patient focus.
If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.
Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.
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