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Do you want to use your skills to significantly improve the daily lives of scientists and employees across R&D so they can help patients? Want to be part of high performing teams containing world class talent? Do you have a passion for data, elegant simple design and capability development? Then this could be the role for you.
The Data CoE has been in existence for over 2 years with the mission to improve R&D decision making through the better use of its data. The group has concentrated on start-up fundamentals including Infrastructure build, Platform delivery, team set-up and early value delivery through use cases. The focus now is driving implementation so we can maximise the effective use of new tools and the available data by users across all of R&D from those reporting the data, those conducting data discovery through to experts in data and computational science. This will require individuals with leadership qualities, an appreciation of the value of data and the ability to drive the embedding of new ways of working. If think you have what it takes then read on further about this specific opportunity.
What is the Esprit Data R&D Leadership Programme?
The Esprit Programme is GlaxoSmithKline’s leading global talent development programme which builds a pipeline of diverse leaders, with the right capabilities and behaviours to drive GSK’s future strategic challenges. You’ll bring with you a wealth of knowledge and will recognize that there’s still plenty for you to learn and experience so to become an extraordinary leader.
The Esprit Leadership programmes overall goal is to support, stretch, develop and deliver leaders of the future. You will build your breadth of experience and leadership capabilities through accelerated development rotations.
The use of data and analytics across the R&D organization has become a critical imperative in the transformation of our business. GSK's R&D Data Centre of Excellence (CoE) group is leading the path for innovative data management and was recently recognized with the ‘Rookie of the Year' Data Impact Award by Cloudera, Inc. Mark Ramsey, SVP and R&D Chief Data Officer, has been leading the CoE since mid-2015 to bring efficiencies to three areas in R&D including big data platform builds; innovation and incubation; and data science and analytics. So far, they are delivering ground-breaking technology in a single data platform that will give GSK scientists access to data like never before.
"We were not taking full advantage of the vast amount of data generated throughout R&D because it was in silos and difficult to access," said Ramsey. "We essentially collected more than 10 years of biological data regardless of when, how, and where it was generated, then bundled it into a single, central platform. Scientists now have the information at their fingertips and can quickly search data in a couple of clicks."
The vision is for GSK to be at the leading edge in the use of data to drive decisions. There are three entry points into the Esprit Data programme (1) Data Strategy (2) Data usage (3) Statisticians. Applicants should choose the entry point that best fits their qualifications and experience.
How does the Esprit Data Leadership programme work?
There are three entry points into the Esprit Data programme (1) Data Strategy (Data Programme & Business Engagement) (2) Data Analytics (3) Statisticians. Applicants should choose the entry point that best fits their qualifications and experience.
You will then spend 3 years on a fast track rotational development programme, working your way towards a potential Senior leadership role. Beginning in UK or US, you will have 3 rotations, which may include international experience (not mandatory). Through challenging rotations, you will gain in-depth experience across different areas which could include the Data Centre of Excellence, Real World Data & Analytics and Clinical Statistics*.
Whatever it is you’re doing, and wherever you are based, you’ll 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 Data Strategy development programme for you?
Within this programme you are expected to lead both by example in the creation and deployment of new data-driven solutions, such as dashboards, interactive query solutions in conjunction with the R&D departments as well as leading large matrixed teams across multiple data, business and I.T. areas in developing approaches for harnessing the wealth of data and solutions on RDIP. Are you a thought leader, with the ability to challenge the status quo on how data is currently used within GSK. You will drive the business towards the vision of pro-active, predict first decision making.
Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, IT, Mathematical or other quantitative discipline.
Have you the insight and curiosity to push boundaries with on the job-related experience in life science industry and in the use of data and analytics
Previous knowledge of big data and analytics hardware, software solutions & concepts with a passion for data and its’ value.
Responsible for managing use cases driving the implementation of new and innovative data and analytics projects across many scientific and operational Pharma R&D teams.
Proven ability to influence, communicate and negotiate with all levels of management across functional and business unit boundaries for multiple data delivery programs involving complex, interrelated applications and systems designed for today’s big data platforms.
Knowledge of and experience in planning and performance management methods and best practices, as well as emerging trends and capabilities in the areas of business improvement (project mgt, change mgt, continuous improvement).
A desire to act as a program leader for data related initiatives with good understanding of change management, software development solution and business drivers
Demonstrated ability to create and deliver a strategy for simplification and alignment of complex procedural requirements that aligns to GSK’s values and relevant stakeholder expectations;
Excellent oral & written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation to build and foster strong relationship across the organization.
Ability to work to work as a change agent in rapidly evolving technologies and many of the world’s leading organizations to analyze and define unique and innovative solutions.
For further information on the Esprit programme and to listen to Mark Ramsey our Chief Data Officer plus others within R&D, please visit the following site. http://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/postgraduate-oppo...
Closing date for Applications: Friday the 26th of January 2018
Available Location: Esprit R&D Data Leadership Opportunities are available in the UK and US and you will need to be eligible to work in either of these countries.
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