Expert Scientist - mRNA/SAM
Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Jun 7 2021 Are you motivated by a highly collaborative scientific role in chemistry that allows you to impact scientific strategy and accelerate R&D delivery? If so, this role could be an ideal opportunity to explore. Within the Analytical Development US, Expert Scientist, Mass Spec and Spectrophotometry (Biophysical Characterization) will serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in LC-MS and biophysical analysis of vaccine antigens. The scientist will be responsible for characterizing antigens and their interactions using Mass Spec and an array of biophysical and traditional protein chemistry tools. The role is focused on providing a structure-function understanding to support assays development activities for all stages of vaccine development. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Independently select the design and execute of experiments based on interpretation of results Implement and maintain a scientifically current, state-of-the-art laboratory environment Take a leadership role for safety, regulatory and compliance within their department Provide attention to data quality, integrity and archiving for own work and of others Peer-review of others work Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: PhD or Master's with specialization in Mass Spectrometry 6+ experience in industry/academic (pharmaceutical or biotech) setting working on characterizing diverse molecules (proteins, carbohydrates, nucleotides) by mass spectroscopy and spectrophotometry Experience with analytical development for vaccine/ biotherapeutic Experience in protein chemistry Experience with qualitative and quantitative characterization of proteins and nucleotides using MS platform (Glycan profiling, peptide mapping, intact mass). Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Strong laboratory skills Familiarity with HDX for higher order structure determination, epitope / paratope mapping. Knowledge and experience with Quality by Design, Process Analytical Technology, CMC, regulatory filling, and managing CMC program Experience with, liquid handling systems, and robotic automation 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. 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