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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Clinical Statistical Associate Programmer to Associate Director Programmers– UK – EU – US - CAN - Remote (318710)

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Brentford, South Dakota, United States

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford, Belgium-Wavre, Canada - Ontario - Mississauga, Canada - Quebec - Laval, Home Worker - GBR, Home Worker - NLD, Netherlands - Amsterdam, UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage, USA - Maryland - Rockville, USA - Massachusetts - Waltham, USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Jun 16 2022

Once GSK were a traditional SAS programming group, today, we’re a modern, innovative, agile function powered by multilingual coders, data engineers and data scientists who are all conversant in the latest approaches, capabilities and technologies. We’re proud of our adoption of R and our leadership of open-source coding collaborations across the Pharma industry. Beyond this, we’re investing in a new modern data science and analytics platform that will allow us to surface and analyse every kind of clinical and non-clinical data using the latest in programming methodologies and languages. We have career opportunities across a range of experience levels from junior programmers to industry experienced programmers and leaders to support multiple business areas. Join us to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

What do we do?

GSK is one of the world's foremost pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, with statisticians and programmers working in Research and Development with a global footprint spanning the UK, US, EU, Canada and India. GSK’s speed and success in discovering and developing new medicines, therapies and vaccines is increasingly decided by scientific data and the effectiveness with which it can be captured, interrogated and understood. It’s our job in Statistical Programming to equip our scientific experts with data that is seamlessly curated, analysed and visualised. We support every stage of the path that each potential drug progresses along, from non-clinical research to commercial launch and lifecycle management.

How do we do it?

We are transforming and becoming a modern, innovative, agile function powered by multilingual coders, data engineers and data scientists who are all conversant in the latest approaches, capabilities and technologies. We’re proud of our adoption of R and our leadership of open-source coding collaborations across the Pharma industry.

We are investing in a new statistical computing environment, a multimillion-pound modern data science and analytics platform that will allow us to surface and analyse every kind of clinical and non-clinical data using the latest in programming methodologies and languages (R, Python, SAS). Built-in automations will eliminate heavy manual and repetitive tasks and reduce cycle times from weeks to days. Additional initiatives include exploring machine learning to drive efficiencies for clinical reporting, developing desktop visualisation capabilities and we even have an annual challenge for Programmers who are rewarded for bringing new innovations into the department.

What can we offer you?

The data we deal with is increasingly complex and diverse, demanding a pioneering programming and analytics environment and a workforce who are continuously expanding their technical skills and looking for ways to innovate and experiment. Beyond the satisfaction of varied and interesting work in support of a really worthwhile mission, we will grow and develop you as an individual contributor and a potential leader in the field. And we don’t just invest in your technical competencies and capabilities. Communication, influencing and management skills as well as the ability to work in an agile and collaborative way are also important attributes of outstanding programmers and data specialists. Great results and high performers are rewarded, but also we’re a team with real camaraderie who care about each other and enjoy working together.

Would you like a progressive career at the leading edge of transformation and innovation? Come and join our diverse global team of programmers and data scientists as we unlock the power of automation, analytics and visualisations to accelerate delivery of medicines and vaccines. Patients around the world are counting on us.” GSK is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Oncology Programming is committed to develop novel Oncology therapies; support Data Strategy and Disease Area Strategy; and contribute to Medical and Market Access efforts. Current GSK Oncology portfolio consists of four key therapy areas: Immuno-Oncology, Oncology Cell & Gene Therapy, Synthetic Lethality, and Tumour Cell Targeting.

HIV Clinical Programming excels at delivery in supporting ViiV Healthcare's mission to end the HIV epidemic and make sure no one living with HIV and AIDS is left behind. Innovative and scientifically curious, we pride ourselves on our collaboration with Clinical Statistics and wider team stakeholders . This is an exciting time to join this dynamic and cohesive team, working with a range of exciting programming platforms, to provide an emerging range of effective treatment options for our patients.

US Hiring Locations: Collegeville, PA and Waltham, MA

Canada Hiring Locations: Mississauga

UK Hiring Locations: Stevenage, GSK House

EU Hiring Locations: Netherlands, Belgium

Remote Working: A variety of flexible working arrangements are available

Key Responsibilities

Principal Programmer/Lead – To lead and act as SME in your area

  • Provide technical contribution to complex tasks
  • Participate/Lead the planning and execution of multiple programming activities to deliver all required outputs
  • Work as a lead within own discipline to investigate new technology as directed
  • Act as a subject matter expert within own discipline
  • Initiate new directions and novel strategies to achieve department goals
  • Project manage or lead programming activities, including approval of plans under supervision, to achieve technical or business outcomes within own discipline
  • Contribute to and influence the strategic planning and direction of a project
  • Project manage and lead programming activities, including approval of plans under supervision, to achieve technical or business outcomes within own discipline

Programmer – to work within a team towards projects and to develop your own career

  • Automation of data creation, graphs, tables and certain statistical analyses using R scripts
  • Effectively explains technical concepts to non-technical colleagues
  • Apply learning from previous activities to result in quicker and more efficient completion of the current task
  • Share learnings with peers and contributes to internal technical discussions/forums
  • Active member of external professional/ industry organization
  • Ensure the collection of programs/outputs and issues are adequately managed for programming activities to achieve business outcomes
  • Contributes to and influences the strategic planning and direction of a project
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the application of CDISC data and standards


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.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0[Register to View] . This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • BSc (or higher) in mathematics, statistics, computer science (or related discipline)
  • Experience in R, SAS programming, and script/macro code development
  • Working knowledge of relevant therapeutic area or industry to GSK projects such as oncology or clinical trials

Preferred Qualifications (varies on level applied for)

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • MSc (or higher) in mathematics, statistics, computer science (or related discipline)
  • Experience with programming language(s)
  • Experience leading multiple studies
  • Experience with writing and applying Metadata Specifications/Derivations
  • Experience with products such as R-Shiny, Python, JMP, SAS/GRAPH, SAS Output Delivery System
  • Knowledge of GxP, ICH requirements, internal processes and external regulations that govern drug development (where applicable)
  • Takes responsibility for oversight of others work as assigned by manager
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in both oral and written communications, able to express ideas and incorporate feedback to produce a completed quality deliverable
  • Able to explain technical approaches to peers and non-technical colleagues/settings
  • Deliver presentations with clarity in internal forums and/or external professional industry meetings
  • Experience with Tidyverse programming

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

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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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0[Register to View] , or send an email [Register to View] site.