Senior Scientist - Bioassay

Collegeville, PA
November 10 2020
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist
The Senior Scientist (Scientist) - Bioassay role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Work independently with minimal supervision to design, develop, qualify and validate cell-based assays in support of our drug discovery programs.
  • Preparing draft assay methods and development/qualification reports
  • Provide assay support and advice to R&D groups; participate in assay transfer to manufacturing, and/or contractor laboratories.
  • Train others and help to troubleshoot assay problems as they occur.
  • Maintain awareness of the current literature relevant to methods of biochemical analysis.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, or closely related field
  • Prior experience with cell culture, cell-based bioassay, and aseptic technique
  • Experience in running and analyzing bioassays in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology or academic environment.
  • Track record of working on multiple bioassay projects
  • Ability to design, troubleshoot and execute bioassay experiments independently.
  • Experience analyzing data, interpreting results and reporting data in laboratory notebooks
  • Ability to maintain accurate, complete laboratory records
  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Prior experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Exper ience with laboratory automation.
  • GMP Experience
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence others.
  • Strong technical writing skills for documentation.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis of experimental results.
  • Demonstration of a high level of scientific rigor and integrity.

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.

US work authorization is required for this role. Sponsorship is not available for this position

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