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Expert Scientist

Rockville, MD
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Dec 6, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Staff Scientist
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Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Nov 9 2021 Are you energized by a challenging role in biochemistry, where scientific demand is driving team growth? If so, this Expert Scientist role would be a great opportunity to consider. As an Expert 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… To provide expertise in the areas of molecular biology, protein expression, purification, and characterization to guide the design and selection of new target antigens for vaccine development. Provide protein biochemistry expertise to GSK vaccine projects Possesses strong scientific leadership to enable collaboration with key scientific internal and external stakeholders. High-quality written documentation/presentation of work to enable publications of data in peer reviewed journals, patent filings, etc. Supervise students and junior lab personnel as needed Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology or other related discipline PhD with 2+ years, MS with 5+ years, or BS degree with 10+ years of experience in research and development Experience with the design of protein expression vectors and molecular biology Experience with diverse protein expression platforms (e.g. mammalian and bacterial expression systems) Experience with protein purification methods (e.g. affinity column purification and size exclusion chromatography) and equipment (e.g. AKTA avant system) Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: PhD degree with 3+ years postdoc training or working experience Demonstrate willingness to spend ~70% of time in the research laboratory Demonstrated ability to conceive and perform independent innovative research Be a self-starter able to handle multiple projects concurrently Excellent communication skills, ability to effectively collaborate within multiple project workstreams Fluency in English, spoken and written Experience in vaccine research in an industrial, academic, or government laboratory settings Hands-on experience in lab automation (e.g. Andrew, Tecan, Hamilton) Experience in high-throughput candidate screening, generation of combinatorial libraries, saturating mutagenesis, and/or directed evolution Hands-on experience in bioanalytical and biophysics essay (e.g. ELISA, Western blot, SPR, DSF, DLS) Hands-on experience in the purification and characterization of RNA Knowledgeable in the field of vaccine development and antigen design Ability to efficiently manage uncertainty, changes in priorities and timelines 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 Strong track-record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, with at least 3 first author research manuscripts 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 *LI-GSK *VxRD *This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details. If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK 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. At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. 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