GSK

Investigator, Immuno-Oncology

Employer
GSK
Location
Cambridge, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 20 2020
Ref
271994
Discipline
Life Sciences, Oncology
Organization Type
Pharma
Are you energized by the challenge of shaping and accelerating the scientific expertise of a biology program? If so, this Investigator, Immuno-Oncology opportunity could be an exciting opportunity to consider.

The Immuno-Oncology & Combinations Research Unit (IOC RU) is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Investigator with experience in immunology to join our team. In this lab-based role, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering biological work packages to support preclinical development of immune-based therapies for cancer.

T his role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following :

Building on their background in immunology, the Investigator will expand state-of-the-art in vitro and ex vivo assay capabilities at a growing GSK site. Working in a diverse and collaborative environment, you will interrogate mechanisms of action and pharmacology of novel therapeutics, supporting GSK's immuno-oncology pipeline from early discovery to first-time-in-human commitment.

We are looking for a proactive team member, who can think out of the box to solve scientific problems, who is open to the ideas of others, and has a deep curiosity and enthusiasm for uncovering novel biology with a translational mind-set. The investigator will be accountable for generating high quality, robust data and must have an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary matrix team.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in immunology, oncology, or a related field of biology; post-doctoral training is not required.
  • Hands-on experience with co-culture systems of primary human cells to interrogate immune cell function using flow cytometry, multiplexed cytokine quantification, and transcriptomic readouts.
  • Experience working independently to design, conduct, and analyze experiments and to functionally characterize biologics, small molecules and/or drug combinations.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with a wide range of immune cells types, incl. lymphocytes and multiple myeloid cell types, is preferred.
  • Prior experience with isolation, phenotypical and functional characterization of human tumor-infiltrating leukocytes is advantageous.
  • Experience with transcriptomic or proteomic single cell analyses would be ideal.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to contribute in a cross-functional and global environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, and implement creative solutions to meet program needs.
  • High degree of independence, proactivity, and a strong sense of accountability.


Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness


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