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Scientist - Immunology

Rockville, MD
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Jan 27, 2022

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Dec 15 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 to provide Immunology expertise and support for vaccine discovery projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing experiments to characterize immune responses to new vaccine candidates, as well as developing and qualify serologic assays to be used for the analysis of in vivo animal studies.The Research Scientist will bring to the team knowledge of Immune responses to vaccines, and experience designing experiments and developing assays to enable strategic decision making by the project team. We are looking for a highly motivative, innovative scientist with experience particularly in B cell and antibody analysis, including familiarity with 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. 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, including the design of in vivo experiments and the 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 at least 2+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field or a master's degree with at least 1+ years of experience in a related biotechnology 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 in developing and qualifying analytical methods 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 Basic skills in statistical analysis Fluency in English, spoken and written 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. *This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details. *VxRD 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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