Data Scientist, Open to flexible working

Location
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
11 Nov 2021
Closes
02 Dec 2021
Ref
309457
Role
IT
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you an Data Scientist looking for a new, exciting business critical opportunity? If so, read on…

GSK are seeking a highly talented Data Scientist to join a passionate team working to support GSK Consumer Healthcare in its journey to becoming a more data-driven and innovative organisation. Data is a key tenet underpinning our transformation journey following the joint venture with Pfizer this year and our 3-year plan to become a separate company. As such, you have the opportunity to be a key driver of our success.

Key Responsibilities

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career.  These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Have the ability to conceptualize, formulate, prototype and implement algorithms to capture customer behaviour and solve business problems.
  • Ability communicating complex data science concepts.
  • Practical experience developing and implementing machine learning on large data sets.
  • Knowledge in mining large & complex data sets using SQL, Hadoop, NoSQL or Spark
  • Understanding of statistical modelling techniques and the mathematical foundations of applied ML and AI algorithms and models.
  • Explore cutting edge ML techniques to discover patterns and predictions to help solve customer needs.
  • Contribute to complex and diverse projects to leverage Data Science techniques which will result in measurable commercial benefit.

Why you? 

What are we looking for?

  • Masters Degree (Data Science, Maths, Science, Computer Science) or equivalent).
  • Working knowledge cloud based and local data science frameworks and toolkits.
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies and the hypothesis-driven approach
  • Have a practical understanding of machine learning, Deep Learning.
  • Strong experience with Time series forecasting (ARIMA, ETS, Prophet, TS pattern detection, and ML methods) 
  • Strong experience with Causal inference, Intervention analysis and Scenarios simulation. 
  • Experience in developing probabilistic models, Proficient understanding of probability and statistics (esp. Bayesian methods)

Application Details:

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. 

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we’re on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We’re doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year – over a billion and a half of them – and it goes beyond products. It’s about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.

With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we’re uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.

This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It’s an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We’re striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives

Location

Recently we’ve shared some exciting proposals with our colleagues which mark an important moment in our preparations for separation and becoming a new, standalone Consumer Healthcare company.

Our preparations are going well. GSK is on track to separate in mid-2022 and create two incredible new companies, each with the ability to improve the health of millions of patients and consumers worldwide, and both great places to work.

We’ve already confirmed that our new Consumer Healthcare company will be headquartered in the UK and the first step we’re taking is to announce proposals to move our CH business from our current location in GSK House in Brentford when we separate, into a new, CH headquarters in Weybridge. This will be a temporary, but important move in the short term, whilst we take this opportunity to design for the future and create an inspiring, flexible, collaborative workspace that meets the changing needs of our people and our business needs.

Inspired by our new culture and purpose, and with a commitment to our sustainability goals, we plan to build a new campus close by which would be home to our headquarters teams, our UK business, our global Oral Health category, R&D and innovation teams, as well as a state-of-the-art Shopper Science lab

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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