Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Nov 30 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 Preclinical team at the US Research and Development Center, GSK Vaccines, is responsible for generating and characterizing all vaccine candidates utilizing our RNA-based vaccine technology. They provide key molecular biology and cell biology support to all GSK Vaccine projects and platforms. They are also responsible for implementing new techniques and technologies to improve high-throughput generation and screening of vaccine candidates, including high-throughput cloning and cell-based characterization. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist, with proven record in utilizing the most up to date molecular biology and cell biology techniques in a high-throughput environment, to take a role in generating and testing new vaccine candidates 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 DNA cloning, in-vitro RNA transcription and cell-based assay characterization of vaccine candidates Utilize high-throughput workflows for molecular biology and cell biology processes to generate and characterize vaccine candidates Work with other scientists to design and develop new assays and technologies to support RNA vaccine generation and evaluation Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: PhD degree in life sciences with 0+ years of experience or Masters with 2+ years of experience or Bachelors with 6+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field Experience in cell culture Experience in cell-based assays using flow cytometry and microscopy Experience in molecular biology and cloning, including gibson cloning, mutagenesis, RNA production and isolation. Experience with common molecular biology software e.g. Geneious Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experience in RNA in vitro transcription techniques and familiarity with RNA based vaccine technology Comfortable with cell-based assays to evaluate viral vector-based vaccine candidates, for example FACS analysis or High-Content Imaging Experience operating liquid-handling robotics systems (Tecan, Hamilton) Knowledge in innate immunity Why GSK? At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggest changes we've made to our business in over 20 years. We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. *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. 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