Senior Scientist, Infectious Diseases
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Jun 7 2021 Are you a highly motivated scientific professional with experience in infectious diseases research? If so, this Senior Scientist role within the Infectious Diseases Research Unit (IDRU) may be right for you! The IDRU is one of the Research Units within GSK's R&D organisation and is responsible for the discovery of novel approaches and targets to treat human infectious diseases and progressing them to early clinical development studies. The Research Unit has an impactful portfolio of projects in Hepatitis B, bacterial infections and viral respiratory infections (including COVID-19), as well as collaborations with Vir Biotechnology and 23andMe. In this laboratory-based position, you will support therapeutic research with a focus on validating and prosecuting new host targets for the treatment and / or prevention of infectious diseases. The successful candidate will work as part of team and will be expected to communicate with a range of internal stakeholders. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Key accountabilities: Design and execute in vitro assays to validate host targets for infectious diseases and to discover new therapeutics through activity, mechanism-of-action, and target engagement studies. Develop assays and implement new technologies to enable the delivery of experimental objectives and to expand the technical capabilities of the Research Unit. Record and interpret experimental data, and present results to team members and project leaders. Comply with GSK's standards and practices for data integrity, ethics, and safety. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or a related discipline with over three years of relevant research experience, or a Master's degree with at least two years of experience in an academic or industry laboratory environment. Expertise in virology, including practical experience in the isolation, culture and manipulation of human viruses. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Ability to design, prosecute and interpret experimental studies independently. Flexibility, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and high-performance standards. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the capability to present data to multi-disciplinary audiences. Excellent record keeping and organisational skills. Experience working with respiratory viruses, complex in vitro disease models, and in vivo models of infection. Prior experience of selecting and validating drug targets. Experience of working in matrix project teams. Understanding of small- and/or large-molecule drug discovery. Previous experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. 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. 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