Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Apr 27 2021 Are you interested in assisting in the design and development of analytical methods to support product and process development? If so, this Expert Scientist in Analytical Research and Development could be an ideal opportunity to explore. As an Expert Scientist, you will be responsible for participating in the development of analytical methods in the bioassay area to support process development, manufacture, and product understanding of new candidate mRNA or protein vaccines. This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Lead projects in Immunol and Cell-based assay development for vaccine lot characterization and release, including assay optimization and qualification for CMC support Collaborate with other Technical R&D functional groups, coordinate and perform sample testing to support process development and formulation development Proficient in a breadth of state-of-the-art analytical methodologies in immunology, virology, and cell biology. Provide technical expertise to Research Scientists and Associate Scientists. Maintain laboratory notebooks in a timely manner, document experimental results under GSP (Good Scientific Practice) Write and review standard operation protocols, study reports, publications, and relevant sections of regulatory filings Design experiment, analyze and interpret data independently, present findings to the department and project teams Why you? Basic Qualifications We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or related field with minimal 5 years of working experience Experiences in cell culture and cell-based assay development Immunological and molecular biology assay skills: ELISA, Biacore, Immunol staining, and Flow cytometry Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of the molecular pathways involved in the activation of the innate and/or adaptive immune responses 4+ years of industrial experiences in vaccine analytical assay development and familiar with GMP requirements Skilled in immune assay development for CMC support using ELISA, AlphaLisa, cell-based ddRT-PCR, Luminex, and High Content Analysis technologies. Proficient in multi-color flow cytometer such as Symphony and flow data analysis using FlowJo. Experiences for virus neutralization assay using Elispot and Reporter gene assay Proficient in analytical assay development for protein and RNA vaccines, including assay optimization, qualification, and technology transfer to GMP QC team Strong problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and project management skills are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a team player in a highly flexible and matrix environment 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. *LI-GSK If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. 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