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Associate Scientist, Biological Sciences

Collegeville, PA
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May 16, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: May 11 2022 GSK's Structure Function Characterization (SFC) department is seeking a highly motivated scientist to assist with the development of immunological assays. SFC supports GSK Biopharmaceutical Process Development to ensure GSK's biopharm products enable patients to do more, feel better, and live longer. As part of the Biological Process Residual group, you will be responsible for designing, developing, qualifying and implementing analytical methods based on biochemical or immunological methodology. You will be responsible for writing the assay SOP's and development/qualification reports. Part of your responsibility will include training and transferring the methods to R&D groups and Contract Research Organizations and to support those groups as they implement the assays. Some of the method transfers may involve travelling to sites in the US and other countries. Your responsibilities will also include troubleshooting assays when they fail to meet performance specifications. In addition, as a subject matter expert you will be expected to maintain awareness of the current literature relevant to methods you are developing and to suggest improvements to those techniques based on publications, including the application of novel analytical technologies. An important part of your responsibilities will be to interpret the data and communicate experimental results through internal meetings, publications, and reports and to accurately record experimental results in laboratory notebooks. Along with others, you will be responsible for maintaining laboratory equipment and ensuring that it functions correctly and safely and complies with applicable maintenance procedures (safety, SOPs, and administrative). You will perform all these duties with some supervision, which will depend on your experience. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Management of the processed reagents and data Work in a matrix team environment to enable optimal delivery of project and department objectives to the highest possible scientific standard Independently execute laboratory experiments and/or advanced data analysis, integration and interpretation with an emphasis on providing appropriate context for data and experiments in the progress of programs and/or platforms Ensure compliance with all GSK R&D data integrity practices, ethics codes, standards and training, and safety training and practice Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: BS or MS degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or Immunology Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: 1-3 years' experience in academic or industrial laboratory -Familiarity with immunoassays (ELISA) and basic molecular biology techniques -Experience with computer software packages such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required. -Excellent communication and writing skills. -Highly motivated and organized individual is required Practical experience with biochemical techniques, including: ELISA, quantitative PCR, SDS-PAGE, 2-D DIGE, and Western blot is preferred. - Understanding of biopharmaceutical upstream and downstream process development. - Practical experience with laboratory automation, specifically regarding programming liquid handling systems and assay development is preferred. - Knowledge of statistical methods as applied to bioanalytical data interpretation is preferred. 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 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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