R&D Esprit Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Development Programme, Open to flexible working

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
20 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Contract Type

Are you brilliant, want to join a world leading computational environment?

At GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) we have created a world-leading computational environment and toolset to enable large scale experiments that exploit GSK's unique access to data. This will be focused on bringing data, analytics & science together into solutions for our scientists and ultimately patients.

We now seek to grow our team with brilliant and diverse contributors with well-crafted technical ability. We are looking to develop leaders in AI/ML that want to be involved in a team that are making and discovering new medicines. This is an exciting role that will stretch your knowledge and curiosity, offering the opportunity to learn new skills and work within a global community.

What is the Esprit Development Programme?

The Esprit Programme is GSK's leading global talent development programme which builds a pipeline of leaders, with the right technical capabilities and behaviours to drive GSK's future strategic direction. Lasting three years, this global development programme has been created to attract high-potential individuals and fast track their careers. The Esprit programmes overall goal is to support, stretch, develop and deliver the talent of the future. Could this be you?

How does the Esprit Leadership Development Programme work?

You will spend three years on a fast track rotational development programme, aimed at accelerating your AI/ML career. Beginning in the UK or US, you will have three challenging rotations, which could include a year's international experience. These rotations will provide you with in-depth knowledge of GSK's computational environment, in addition to connecting you to broader R&D through rotation into the business. Pharma experience is not required.

All Esprit associates will be contributing to our mission to improve the quality of human life, by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer - all while fostering strong foundations for a successful career.

Is the Esprit R&D AI/ML Development Programme for you?

This is a leadership position where you will be empowered to be creative, collaborative, ambitious and bold, to solve novel R&D problems and have the potential to directly impact patients' futures. We have impressive kit and world class data, and we are now looking for smart people to join us. On completion of the three-year Esprit rotation programme we aim to off-board you into a deep technical role, with significant line or strategic leadership responsibilities.

Esprit R&D AI/ML opportunities are available in the UK and US

Closing date for Applications: 17th May 2019


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

As a Director, Machine Learning we'd like you to be able to:

  • Provide first class technical and strategic input to machine learning projects; leading thinking and strategic planning for design, implementation and direction.
  • Make major contributions to the development of machine learning initiatives and other long-term business strategies with a broad remit (across R&D or industry wide) with stakeholder agreement. Effectively connect, communicate, engage and influence at the above-project/department level or more broadly across R&D.
  • Proactively support the development of other machine learning engineer's knowledge and skills, share best practice, and provide timely and honest feedback and guidance to help others reach their goals.
  • Effectively lead a cross department team or initiative to apply the latest advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to build, test, validate, and share predictive models.
  • A higher degree in Machine Learning, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Computational Science or related quantitative field.
  • Expert understanding of at least one Deep Learning framework such as TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team to both teach and learn every day.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Published as an author on a paper that derives insights from Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning methods in a peer reviewed journal.

Why GSK?:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. Our powerful combination of skills and resources provide the platform for delivering strong growth and for responding quickly to the rapidly changing global health care environment.
We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 markets, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large Research & Development centers in the UK, US, Spain, Belgium and China.
Our values are at the heart of what we do. Our core values are patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency. We expect all employees to put our values at the heart of every decision they make and feel proud of the work that they do.

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