GSK

Senior Scientist - Cell Biologist

Employer
GSK
Location
Collegeville, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 19 2021
Ref
290823
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: May 19 2021 We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to work on new treatments to address the threat of infectious diseases by joining our growing Infectious Diseases Research Unit (ID RU) at Upper Providence, PA. The ID RU is one of the 4 Research Units in the R&D organization at GSK and is responsible for the discovery of novel approaches & targets to treat infectious diseases that threaten our health and progressing them to clinical proof of concept studies. The Research Unit has an impactful portfolio of projects in hepatitis B, bacterial infections and viral respiratory infections (including COVID-19) along with collaborations with Vir Biotechnology and 23&Me. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… The successful candidate within the Infectious Diseases Research Unit (IDRU) will be responsible for conducting cell and molecular biology experiments to progress drug discovery projects targeting immunulogical mechanisms of infectious diseases. Particular areas of focus include in vitro cell based infection assays using various cell lines, primary human cell lines, and organoid models, and experiments using biochemical and molecular techniques. In addition, the successful candidate may be expected to contribute to the establishment and characterization of target validation studies and mechanistic elucidation of molecules arising from high throughout library screens in the discovery of new anti-infective medicines. Key accountabilities: Coordinates with Program Leaders/scientists to plan and execute experiments Works collaboratively on aspects of experiments to be performed by other members of the team Contributes to driving the scientific direction Interprets results and designs next logical step of experiments based on interpretation of results Performs complex data management tasks with minimal supervision Prepares detailed oral or written summaries of results with interpretation for projects/programmes; independently writes specific technical sections of internal and external reports Assumes responsibility for posting data, tracking usage of reagents, maintaining updated electronic lab notebook records Assists in publishing, patenting or presenting data as needed Assists in general operation of the biology lab facility Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: BS with 3-5 yrs experience with a background in cell and molecular biology Candidates must have knowledge/experience in cell culture Hands-on technical experience with cellular/molecular biology and immunology assays (e.g. SDS-PAGE analysis, Western blotting, qRT-PCR, PCR, ELISA, transfection, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry). Experience in in vivo or in vitro work with viral infection Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: MS degree (1-3 yrs. experience) with a background in cell and molecular biology and >2 years' experience in industry Experience with preclinical drug discovery Experience in liquid handling equipment/ automation and other technical equipment Prior assay development and validation experience Experience in immunology and virology Strong work ethic with desire to carry out independent hypothesis generation and testing Experience with data handling software (e.g. Spotfire, GraphPad, Excel) Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively individually and in team and matrix environments Prior experience utilizing in vitro primary cell culture and/or immune cellular models. Outstanding written and oral communication skills 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. 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. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting For the Record site. *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. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs