Expert Scientist - Immunology and System Serology

Rockville, MD
February 12 2021
Organization Type
Are you looking to expand your expertise in bioinformatics in a global environment that allows you to keep pace with the speed of change? At GSK, we are transforming how new technologies are used to improve the lives of patients.

As an Expert Scientist , you will be focused on developing and qualifying serologic assays to be used for the analysis of in vivo animal studies.The Expert Scientist will bring to the team significant knowledge of Immune responses to vaccine biology and experience developing assays which provide critical information to enable strategic decision making by the project team.

We are looking for an innovative scientist with experience in multiple Ligand Binding formats and neutralizations assays who can selflessly contribute to multiple projects and help usher a wide variety of vaccine candidates through preclinical development.

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 immune response to vaccines and development of ligand binding and neutralization assays.
  • Experienced in multiple ligand binding assay formats including Luminex, Gyros and AlphaLISA and viral neutralization assays
  • Provide serologic analytical expertise to GSK vaccine projects
  • Write protocols, procedures and work instructions to support human immunology assays. Independently write specific technical sections of internal and external reports and contribute to scientific papers
  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership with an enterprise mindset, ensuring support to professional development and qualification of staff
  • Possesses strong scientific leadership to enable collaboration with key scientific stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Publish in peer reviewed journals and support patent filings
  • Supervise students and junior lab personnel as needed

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD degree in life sciences with 2+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field OR a master's degree with 5+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field OR Bachelor's with 8+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field
  • Experience in the fields of immunology and the response to vaccination
  • Experience in approaches used to monitor activation of innate immunity pathways (e.g. transcriptomics, cytokine profiling, imaging, etc.)
  • Experience with the implementation of robotic systems to increase analytical efficiencies
  • Experience in developing and qualifying analytical methods
  • Track-record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals or other demonstrations of scientific success

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Prior experience with the analysis of human biological samples and knowledge of the HBS specific precautions.
  • Skills in statistical analysis
  • Prior experience in creating templates in SoftMax Pro, Prism and other analytical software
  • Experience in validation of assays for regulatory filings

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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