Investigator, Immunology

Collegeville, PA
April 09 2021
Organization Type
Are you a highly motivated scientific professional with experience in cellular and molecular Immunology? If so, the Investigator role may be right for you!

In this laboratory-based position, you will support early drug discovery projects with a focus on developing new experimental approaches to interrogate the pharmacology of novel modulators of innate immune targets. The selected candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication and organizational skills, present results at project team meetings and mentor junior scientists.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Utilizing expertise in immunology to conduct innovative research in innate immunity.
  • Supporting GSK's research by developing new experimental capabilities.
  • Delivering data to enable timely decision-making by project teams.
  • Communicating results to a range of internal stakeholders.
  • Mentoring junior scientists.
  • Engaging with the external scientific community.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD degree in Immunology or MS degree with 8+ years of pharmaceutical laboratory experience in Immunology, Pharmacology, and Molecular Biology.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • PhD degree in Immunology with 3+ years of post-doctoral experience
  • Strong understanding of cellular and molecular biology techniques and flexibility to adopt new technologies.
  • Experience with primary cell culture, methods for assessing T cell and B cell responses, multi-color flow cytometry.
  • Independent, self-starting and supportive of team-based research.
  • Previous experience in biotech and/or pharmaceutical drug discovery.
  • Strong understanding of drug discovery processes, including small/large molecule development
  • Ability to independently design experiments and deliver results in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results to multidisciplinary matrix teams, project leaders and senior management.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and setting high performance standards.
  • Flexible, focused, enthusiastic, and highly motivated.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex scientific data.
  • Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.

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:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.
  • Managing individual performance.
  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance.
  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation.
  • Building a resilient organisation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.
  • Managing P&L and capital allocation.


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