Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Jul 22 2021 Are you energized by a challenging role in biology, where scientific demand is driving team growth? If so, this Scientist role would be a great opportunity to consider. The goal of this Scientist position will be focused on developing and qualifying serologic assays to be used for the analysis of in vivo animal studies. The Scientist I will bring to the team knowledge of Immune responses to vaccines and experience developing assays which provide critical information to enable strategic decision making by the project team. We are looking for a highly motivative, innovative scientist with experience in multiple ligand binding formats and neutralization assays who can selflessly contribute to multiple projects and help usher a wide variety of vaccine candidates through preclinical development. As a Scientist, you will be contributing to various studies and be responsible for delivering pre-clinical and clinical data analysis. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… Provide expertise in the areas of immune response to vaccines and development of ligand binding and neutralization assays. Experienced in multiple ligand binding assay formats including Luminex, Gyros and AlphaLISA and viral neutralization assays Provide serologic analytical expertise to GSK vaccine projects Write protocols, procedures and work instructions to support human immunology assays. Independently write specific technical sections of internal and external reports and contribute to scientific papers Provide effective and inspiring leadership with an enterprise mindset, ensuring support to professional development and qualification of staff Possesses strong scientific leadership to enable collaboration with key scientific stakeholders internally and externally. Publish in peer reviewed journals and support patent filings Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelor of Science degree with 4+ years of experience OR a master's degree with 2+ years of experience OR a Ph.D.in a related biotechnology field Experience in the fields of immunology and the response to vaccination Experience in approaches used to monitor activation of innate immunity pathways (e.g. transcriptomics, cytokine profiling, imaging, etc.) Experience with robotic systems to increase analytical efficiencies Experience in developing and qualifying analytical methods Skills in statistical analysis Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Prior experience with the analysis of human biological samples and knowledge of the HBS specific precautions. Prior experience in creating templates in SoftMax Pro, Prism and other analytical software Experience in validation of assays for regulatory filings 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. 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