Senior Data Scientist, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
10 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Contract Type

This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team working to support GSK Consumer Healthcare in its journey to drive and define consumer healthcare in the digital age. AI is a key tenet underpinning our transformation journey following the joint venture with Pfizer and our plan to list as a separate company next year. As such, you will be critical to our success.

GSK CH are global , and as such have access to hundreds of data sets where your skills can make a difference. In marketing, customer understanding, new product development, supply chain and finance, we are looking for candidates who can use their knowledge and creativity to make a meaningful impact. The scale of the challenges you will face are global, and the solutions will be too.

Our organisation is undergoing agile transformation. We are looking for candidates who will drive a test and learn approach, and who can bring ideas from concept to production. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team of highly skilled Data Scientists where you have the opportunity to solve really interesting problems using data science . You will be exploring cutting edge ML techniques to discover patterns and predictions to help solve customer needs . You will help lead complex and diverse projects to leverage Data Science techniques which will result in measurable commercial benefit. You will also have the opportunity to help build a data science community, as we invest in academic partnerships, mentor and apprenticeship schemes. You will be seen as a leader in your specific academic discipline and your thought leadership will command attention in the wider data science community. GSK has long supported the development of it's employees and you will be supported to grow and progress in your career.

You will also be excited to champion our Data for Good agenda through sustainable projects and company supported pro-bono charity work. Data ethics are important to us and we are looking for candidates who feel the same way.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Will be curious, enjoy problem solving and have empathy for the problems you are challenged with
  • Experience as a data scientist in an industrial environment
  • Demonstrable experience contributing to a data science project lifecycle.
  • Can coordinate and manage competing priorities across a portfolio of projects
  • Compile, integrate, and analyse data from multiple sources to answer business questions
  • Have the ability to conceptualize, formulate, prototype and implement algorithms to solve complex business problems .
  • Experience communicating advanced data science concept's to other business stakeholders.
  • Practical experience developing and implementing machine l earning on large data sets .
  • Good knowledge in mining large & complex data sets using SQL, Hadoop, NoSQL or Spark.
  • Have scientific mindset and in depth understanding of statistical modelling, mathematical modelling , mathematical foundations of ML and AI algorithms and models .
  • Have a deep knowledge of a sufficiently broad area of technical specialism ( e.g. Machine Learning, Time Series, Optimisation, Applied Mathematics, Simulation, etc.), and are a valued and trusted expert .

Desirable Skills:

  • Have a good working knowledge cloud based and local data science frameworks and tool kits .
  • Are experienced in Agile methodologies and the hypothesis-driven approach
  • Have a practical understanding of machine learning, Deep Learning and natural language understanding/processing or speech recognition
  • Experience building large scale machine learning systems
  • Experience with Cuda, pyTorch or TensorFlow.

People & Team Management

  • Motivate, inspire, coach, mentor colleagues within the Data Science team to help them develop technical excellence .
  • Have the ability to define clear objectives for individuals you may manage .
  • Ensure there is proactive engagement in personal development of themselves and individuals they may manage support by a development plan.
  • Carry out people routines for direct reports functional requirements

Interested in Joining the Team?

Please apply via our online portal providing your CV and Cover Letter.
Please ensure you apply before the 25th February 2021 to ensure you're in the running!
(Please take a personal copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available online post closure of the advert)



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