Oligo Data Science Leader

 Collegeville, , United States

 Full Time

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Oligo Data Science Leader The oligotherapy data science leader role is embedded in and directly supports the Oligo Sciences team whose broad remit is the design, characterization, and early development of oligonucleotide therapies. Oligo data scientists will serve a dual purpose of co-developing a data capture & analysis platform with oligo sciences experts and translating their needs broadly across GSK to build methods/models/capabilities that fulfil them. Key Responsibilities: Co-design and implement a target tractability system for oligo-guided therapeutic mechanisms such as RNA degradation/interference, and up/down modulation of alternative splicing, poly-adenylation, A>I editing, etc. Co-develop a target/complex engagement model that combines target sequence, secondary+ tertiary structure, and oligo chemistry to drive binding assay designs for both high-throughput screening and low-latency optimization. Collaborate effectively with renowned GSK experts in genetics, genomics, computational bio & chem, structural biology and medicinal chemistry, artificial intelligence / machine learning, and digital technologies to build the datasets, tools, models, and infrastructure necessary for oligo design & development. Why You? Basic Qualifications: PhD degree in computational life sciences (e.g. bio/med/chem/stats/informatics) with at least 1 (co-)first and 1 supporting authorship Over 4 years industry experience (or postdoc + 2 years industry) demonstrated by published articles/patents/talks/awards Over 2 years experience with genomic data infrastructure for either public or private collections (e.g. ENCODE, TCGA, DepMap, GTEx, cellXgene, UK biobank) Over 2 years experience with cheminformatic and structural modelling of drug-target binding for small or large molecules validated by real qSAR assays Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated cross-functional communication, matrixed collaboration, both team and thought leadership Performed target identification or tractability/prioritization for RNA-modulating approaches or RNA-targeted modalities Participated in high-throughput or high-content screening for hits followed by low-latency iterations for lead optimization Developed analytic tools & data pipelines for processing & querying large batches of disease/perturbation/control samples Biology research focus on either coding or non-coding RNA and its post-transcriptional regulation in various eukaryotic cells/tissues Chemistry research focus on oligonucleotide modifications: either synthetic sugars/backbones, or natural nucleobase variants Mastery of statistical learning or predictive modelling with signals and noise in empirical datasets: either observational or perturbational Mastery of predictive analytics and modern data stack: principal developer on a codebase in Python/R/Julia/C++/Java/Rust, or considerable and consistent contributions to an open-source project, or Top10 placement in life-science-themed competitions on Kaggle/TopCoder/DREAM challenge. Familiarity with Bayesian statistics and machine learning (ML & DL) with prudent use of suitable methods as projects progress Familiarity with genetic mutations’ impacts on both coding and non-coding RNA sequences and their associated binding proteins, especially in regulating alternative splicing, poly-adenylation, and RNA chemical modifications like methylation or editing. Knowledge of 2o and 3o structure and computational/experimental techniques (e.g. Chemical probing, NMR, CryoEM) to determine folding dynamics of eukaryotic RNAs in complex with chaperone RNP and RBPs. Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees. Why Us? GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030. Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce. 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