Expert Scientist in Protein Biochemistry and Crystallography
Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Jul 21 2021 Are you energized by the challenge of shaping and accelerating the scientific expertise of a biology program? If so, this Expert Scientist opportunity could be an exciting opportunity to consider. As an Expert Scientist in the Structural Biology Lab in the Preclinical Department of GSK Vaccines (Rockville, Maryland), you will be responsible for 3D structural characterization and analysis of candidate vaccine antigens and antibodies, as well as the design of next generation vaccines. This group plays an essential role in supporting preclinical, development and life-cycle management projects at GSK Vaccines. We are looking for a highly motivated Expert Scientist, with a proven track record in the most relevant areas of x-ray crystallography, structural vaccinology, and protein engineering, in order to provide expertise in vaccine development for GSK projects. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Degree in structural biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related field. PhD with 2-4 +years of experience, MS with 7+ years of experience, or BS degree with 12+ years of experience. Experience in protein x-ray crystallography with a record of important contributions to programs. Experience with crystallography software for data processing and visualization (HKL, Phenix, XDS, Coot, Pymol, Chimera, CCP4). Experience with diverse protein purification methods (e.g. affinity column purification and size exclusion chromatography) and equipment (e.g. AKTA avant systems). Experience with bioanalytical and biophysical assays (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western blot, SPR, DSF, DLS). Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: PhD degree with extensive experience in x-ray structural analysis of antigen-antibody complexes. Familiar with complimentary techniques such as negative stain and cryo-electron microscopy. Experience with protein engineering and design software (e.g. Rosetta, MOE). Experience in scientific programming (Unix shells, Python). Be a self-starter able to handle multiple projects concurrently. Good knowledge and understanding of GSK Vaccines strategy and objectives, regulatory, requirements, as well as competition intelligence and intellectual property aspects. Ability to integrate this knowledge in decisions and recommendations. Excellent communication skills, ability to effectively collaborate within multiple project workstreams. Strong track-record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, with at least 1 first author research manuscript. Fluency in English, spoken and written. 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 *This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details. 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