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Computational Biologist

The Computational Biology team within GSK Functional Genomics supports drug discovery and development across the GSK R&D organisation through integrative analysis of all forms of functional genomics data as well as the development of new computational and statistical methods to understand the underlying biological mechanisms driving disease. We contribute to multiple phases of the drug discovery pipeline and our work drives the development of new medicines for important diseases of unmet medical need.

Your Responsibilities:
The GSK Computational Biology team in Functional Genomics is seeking a self-motivated Computational Biologist to join our dynamic and multidisciplinary team to support GSK's mission. Your primary focus will be to perform analysis of functional genomics data and develop and use computational biology methods to impact GSK's drug discovery and development pipeline. You will be expected to contribute to the scientific strategy of the Computational Biology team as well as the wider Functional Genomics Department and provide scientific mentoring and leadership to other members of the team.

Applicants should have strong analytical skills and a background in any of the following: bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or genomics, combined with knowledge of biology. You should be comfortable working in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment, and you will be expected to communicate complex informatics principles, methods, analyses and results to scientists from diverse backgrounds, as well as, influence key scientific opinion leaders, both within and outside GSK. You will be expected to develop and advance your computational biology skills as well as your internal and external scientific profile through presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Closing date for applications:3rd March 2019

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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application 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.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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Why You?Basic qualifications:
• PhD and demonstrable experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, genomics or a related field; or MSc and demonstrable work experience in the fields above.
• Experience in using a programming language (such as R, Python, Perl, and/or SQL) for complex data analysis.
• Knowledge of fundamental concepts in biology and statistics.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively within and lead multidisciplinary teams and to communicate complex concepts and computational analyses clearly to influence diverse audiences.
• Knowledge of the drug discovery and development process.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in processing data from large scale functional genomic platforms, such as transcriptomics, proteomics or metabolomics.
• Knowledge of the use of functional genomics methods, such as CRISPR gene editing, in phenotypic screens with univariate or high dimensional readouts.
• Knowledge of and experience with single cell genomic profiling methods, such as single cell RNASeq, and data analysis.
• Knowledge of pathway and network methods for the analysis and interpretation of functional genomic data.
• A track record of research in oncology or immuno-inflammation.
• Skills to collect, integrate, mine and analyze complex biological data and translate them into testable hypotheses.
• Knowledge of and experience with common bioinformatics databases, resources and tools.
• Publication record in peer reviewed journals.

Why GSK?:
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: we want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work. GSK offers excellent work-life balance for its employees and is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact information:
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