Job# 5573 - Statistical Genetics Investigator ()
Posted: July 6, 2012
Closes: August 6, 2012
Requisition ID: 76845
Position: Full-Time Regular
Open date: Jun 25, 2012 11:40:12 PM
Functional area: Clinical
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Upper Merion, Pennsylvania
Required degrees: Master's Level Degree
Experience required: 2 years
Relocation: Not Indicated
• Contribute to multiple active projects and to deliver results to meet required timelines.
• Applied statistical knowledge and proficiency with at least one general statistical software package such as SAS, S-Plus, or R.
• Written and verbal communication
•Fexibility to deal with changing project priorities.
MSc or a PhD in statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, or equivalent, together with at least 2 years experience in the analysis of genetic data.
GSK Genetics works on projects in all phases of GSK’s pipeline, primarily focusing on identification of genetic variants that predict drug response or adverse drug reactions, and supporting new target identification, validation and drug repositioning by innovative uses of genetic data.
Statistical Genetics is a member of Statistical Platform Technologies group. Statistical Genetics is closely partnered with GSK Genetics and is responsible for the design, analysis and interpretation of genetic experiments across the drug discovery and development portfolio. This group has played an industry-leading role, initiating and supporting innovative research, and developing and implementing methods to support genetic research in the drug development process. Statistical Genetics scientists work closely with colleagues within Genetics, as well as other analysts and scientists across Research & Development and with external academic and industry scientists.
We are seeking a statistical geneticist to join the team located in Research Triangle Park, NC or Philadelphia, PA, USA. This position could also be located in Stevenage, UK. The key responsibilities in this role will be to:
• Support the design, analysis, interpretation and reporting of pharmacogenetic and other clinical studies, as appropriate.
• Identify existing methods, or develop new methods and capabilities, that can improve study design, analysis, and/or interpretation of pharmacogenetic data. Evaluate, implement, test, validate, and make recommendations for internal use.
• Promote the adaptation of new methods and capabilities through implementation and training.
• Write manuscripts and publish in scientific literature, where appropriate.
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