GSK

Scientist, Cellular Immunology and in vivo Sciences

Employer
GSK
Location
Rockville, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
February 12 2021
Ref
275802
Organization Type
Pharma
Are you interested in working with a diverse team of vaccines scientists to develop animal models and immunologic assays to screen and evaluate potency, safety and mechanisms of action of vaccine and immunotherapeutic candidates while supporting platform technology development? If so, this Cellular Immunology and In Vivo Sciences Scientist role would be an ideal opportunity for you.

As a Cellular Immunology and In Vivo Sciences Scientist, you will have fundamental knowledge of cellular immunology principles and techniques, preclinical animal studies, vaccine-related innate and adaptive immune responses and mechanism of action of vaccines and immunotherapeutic candidates, t o provide expertise in vaccine development for GSK projects .

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

  • Provide expertise in the areas of immunology and in vivo preclinical animal studies for various GSK projects.
  • Perform immunological assays with a focus on cellular immunology assays such as characterization of vaccine specific T-cell and B-cell subsets and innate immune cells by intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) and multi-parametric flow cytometry (FACS), immune cell-based assays etc. as they apply to vaccine discovery/development.
  • Analyze multi-parametric flowcytometry data using FlowJo, Spice, Pestle etc. and use of GraphPad (Prism), SAS, Microsoft Office tools and other software.
  • Be study monitor on preclinical in vivo animal vaccine studies in mice and other animal models and analyze immune cells from various tissues. Prior experience in working with CRO's is preferred
  • Execute a range of experiments/technical studies/tasks independently based on protocol including animal vaccine studies, ICS, FACS, antibody and cytokine assays etc. to evaluate vaccine immunogenicity.
  • Interpret results and communicates to his/her supervisor and/or designs next logical step of experiments based on interpretation of results.
  • Prepares detailed oral or written summaries of results with interpretation for projects/programs. Independently writes specific technical sections of internal and external reports and contributes to scientific papers.
  • Has theoretical and operational knowledge of flow cytometers and other laboratory equipment in own discipline.
  • Experienced in general lab ordering, lab safety and lab management and organization skills.
  • Be a self-starter able to handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Display an ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment as a Team Player.
  • Ability to efficiently manage uncertainty, changes in priorities and timelines.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to effectively collaborate within multiple project workstreams and stakeholders.


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Degree in immunology, biology, life sciences, molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology or other related discipline.
  • PhD with 0+ years, or MS with 3+ years, or BS with 5+ years of experience in cellular immunology, research and development, preferably including vaccine research in an industrial, academic or government laboratory setting.


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Prior experience in working with CRO's is preferred.


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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