Associate Scientist

Rockville, MD
November 20 2020
Organization Type
Are you looking for biology role that allows you to grow professionally and contribute to the development of best-in-class medicines? If so, this role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

As an Associate Scientist, you will perform biological discovery and development research within a major or significant therapeutic area or a sub-specialty (e.g. biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology).

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Carefully executes and documents experiments/technical studies/tasks with minimal supervision, maintaining good scientific practice (GSP)
  • Participates in experimental planning by applying critical thinking, experience and scientific knowledge to the data analysis
  • Interprets results and communicates to his/her supervisor
  • Operates and maintains designated lab equipment and trains others as needed
  • Participates in project meetings, contributes detailed oral or written summaries of results

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • BS in molecular biology, cell biology, virology, biochemistry, or other vaccinology-related discipline
  • MS with 2+ years, or BS degree with 5+ years of experience in research and development, preferably including vaccine research in industrial, academic or government laboratories
  • Experience in the area of protein production including molecular biology OR protein expression systems OR protein purification and analytics
  • Basic experience with molecular biology (subcloning, DNA extraction), protein purification with tag-affinity column, common bioanalytical and biochemical assay execution (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, Octet assays etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills, ability to collaborate in multiple project work streams
  • Ability to efficiently manage uncertainty, changes in priorities and timelines
  • Hands-on experience on mammalian cell culture, transient transfection, or high throughput techniques would be an advantage

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare 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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