Associate Scientist, Infectious Diseases
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Sep 22 2021 Are you a highly motivated scientific professional with experience in infectious diseases research? If so, this Associate 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: Undertake in vitro assays to validate host targets for infectious diseases and to discover new therapeutics through activity, mechanism-of-action, and target engagement studies. Record and interpret experimental data, and present results to other team members. 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 at least one year of relevant research experience. Expertise in cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical assays and immunological methods. Competent in designing, prosecuting and interpreting experimental studies. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experience in virology and laboratory viral techniques, including handling respiratory viruses. Flexibility, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and high-performance standards. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the capability to present data to multi-disciplinary audiences. Excellent record keeping and organizational skills. Expertise in developing and validating new assays. 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. 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