Associate Scientist - Immunology and System Serology

Rockville, MD
February 12 2021
Organization Type
Are you looking for biology role that allows you to grow professionally and contribute to the development of best-in-class medicines? If so, this role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

An Associate Scientist will be focused on working with the Immunology and System Serology team to analyze the critical samples from in vivo animal studies and human clinical trials and act as an in vivo study monitor. The Associate Scientist will also work within the team to develop and qualify the assays required to evaluate vaccine project.

We are looking for an innovative scientist with experience running ligand binding 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:

  • Experience in running assays to support in vivo animal studies and human clinical study testing
  • Serve as study monitor for PreClinical in vivo animal studies.
  • Support senior member of the Immunology and System Serology team by running and analysing experiments for assay development projects.
  • Perform data management tasks including data analysis.
  • Writes protocols, procedures, and work instructions to support PreClinical assays. Write specific technical sections of internal and external reports.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelors degree with 2+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field OR Masters degree in life sciences with 0+ years of experience
  • Experience in running ligand binding and neutralization assays
  • Experience working aseptically and maintaining cell cultures.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Familiar with common software including MicroSoft based software, e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a lab environment in immunology and virology
  • Experience working with liquid handling system ( Tecan, Andrew+)
  • Familiar with cell-based assays and handling human biological samples.

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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