Trainee Statistical Programmer/Analyst

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Trainee Statistical Programmer/Analyst


Reference Number: 3029e


Salary: Competitive


Degree Requirements: Must be on track for a 2.2 or above studying an undergraduate degree in mathematics / statistics, computer science or a science / technology related discipline. 


There is no prior required experience, although any experience programming in a computer language will be of benefit.

You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.


Locations: GSK House Brentford or Stevenage


Duration: 1 year (approximately)


Detailed Description of the role:


Your role at GSK will enable you to understand the process of drug development from the perspective of Biostatistics, you will be involved in the work of the clinical programming department. This placement will enable you to understand the programming methods important in drug development. To do this, you will become familiar with various GSK systems used in Clinical trial reporting, such as internal reporting systems and data visualization tools. You will learn how to interact effectively with colleagues and customers to deliver responsive, robust solutions that will improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of R&D at GSK. A range of training courses will be available, giving you the opportunity to develop your technical and personal skills.


During your time at GSK you will become proficient in SAS with the opportunity to learn r. You will also have the chance to write programs to analyse and report clinical and metrics data using SAS® software, working in close consultation with professional Programmer Analysts and Statisticians. You will work closely with your team giving you the opportunity to learn from more experienced staff. The IP student will have the responsibility of maintaining and updating Team and Community SharePoint Sites used for internal/external communication.


Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in January 2020


Closing date for applications: Sunday 8th December 2019


We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.  


Applications will close when we have filled our assessment centre dates.


If you have what we’re looking for apply today!


This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2020!


1.       Eligibility Form

2.       Online Assessment

3.       Application Form

4.       Assessment Centre​​