GSK

Associate Scientist

Employer
GSK
Location
Collegeville, PA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 13 2021
Ref
297401
Organization Type
Pharma
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Jul 13 2021 Are you looking for a role where you can develop a viral vector platform to support cell and gene therapies? If so, this is the role for you. GSK's Cell & Gene Therapy's Vector Process Development Group is responsible for delivering the Manufacturing Process of Viral Vectors for Cell and Gene Therapy Products. This position will provide the successful candidate an opportunity in a Research and Design (R&D) laboratory to develop downstream processes needed to manufacture viral vectors. The candidate will design and execute studies using a variety of laboratory techniques such as harvest of viral vectors, purification by column chromatography, tangential flow filtration and analytical assays such as titer determination. The candidate will support the tech transfer of these viral vector processes to internal and external manufacturing sites. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Develop the viral vector manufacturing process using lab-scale equipment Perform analytical assays Support laboratory and equipment maintenance Support key studies by making medias, buffers, tubing assemblies, equipment setup and operation Support external collaborations to enhance our vector manufacturing process for cell and gene therapy products Participate in risk assessments to develop robust product control strategies for cell/gene therapy programs Execute and write up scientific experiments in a timely manner and with high quality Support training of colleagues in vector process development Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelors or masters degree in chemical engineering, biology, immunology, biotechnology, molecular medicine, molecular biology or related majors Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, matrix teams Process development or GMP experience Purification experience Tech transfer experience Gene therapy, such as lentiviral vector, experience Automation experience 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. 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