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Senior Scientist

Branford, CT
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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Connecticut - Branford Posted Date: Jul 9 2021 ViiV Healthcare is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of therapies for HIV infection that was created as a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in November 2009 with both companies transferring their HIV assets to the new company. At ViiV Healthcare our scientists are 100% dedicated to finding new ways to limit the impact of HIV on the 35 million people living with the virus. The goal of the Discovery research team is to identify drug targets, design assays to identify inhibitors of these targets and develop these inhibitors through iterative processes to identify novel drug candidates. One aspect that the ViiV Discovery team is currently focused on is early phase projects designed to identify drug candidates for use in antiviral therapy and/or cure of HIV. We are seeking a Scientific Leader/ Investigator to help us develop molecular and cell-based assays that will help us meet this goal. Key responsibilities: Independently execute experiments and generate data in a timely fashion Contribute to the development of novel molecular and cell-based assays Maintain awareness of relevant literature, integrating new methodologies into workstream Effectively resolve technical challenges using subject matter expertise Clear communication of results to study teams as well as in written reports If you share our priorities of innovation, performance and trust and are motivated to contribute towards bringing lifesaving drugs to patients, we would like to hear from you. Why You? Basic Requirements Bachelor's in Biological Sciences or relevant field with a minimum of 5+ years of experience or equivalent Demonstrated hands-on virology expertise Demonstrated hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, cloning, sequence analysis) Demonstrated hands-on experience with cell culture and aseptic techniques, including primary cells (e.g., PBMCs) Acceptable to working with infectious human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) (experience a plus) Basic knowledge of SPR assays or flow cytometry is preferable Experience analyzing data, interpreting results, and maintaining accurate and complete laboratory records Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in biotechnology of pharmaceutical industry Strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to execute experiments to meet deadlines Self-starter with a successful track record managing multiple projects simultaneously Excellent analytical and organization skills Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Good communication skills with stakeholders People Management skills to lead and provide guidance to assigned analysts Basic knowledge of business process within GSK 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 ViiV, please contact the ViiV Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). ViiV 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 ViiV 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 ViiV's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and ViiV. 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 ViiV. ViiVshall 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, ViiV may be required to capture and report expenses ViiV 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 ViiV's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit ViiV's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.
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