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Senior Scientist (Cell and Molecular Biology)

Collegeville, PA
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May 24, 2022
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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Apr 18 2022 Are you passionate about science and interested in being part of an innovative drug discovery research team? The Novel Human Genetics research unit is seeking an engaging, motivated, and inquisitive bench scientist to support our drug discovery efforts in Pain, migraine and epilepsy. The successful candidate will be lab-based and be responsible for conducting a variety of in vitro experiments to support our discovery research and portfolio projects: cell culturing of recombinant cellular reagents (HEK293, CHO, U2OS), preparation of solutions to be used in electrophysiological assays. Working closely with experienced scientists to ensure cellular reagents are provided at a high quality and in a timely manner. Dissection and culturing of primary neurons from the dorsal root ganglia and trigeminal ganglia of rodent. Familiarity with neurophysiology is a plus. As a Senior Scientist of our team, you will be a key contributor to the development of breakthrough medicine by conducting high impact research. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following: Key Accountabilities: Maintain cellular cultures for routine experiments Dissect and culture primary neurons from peripheral and central ganglia. Communicate effectively of experimental outcomes to project teams in a timely manner Work collaboratively with team members in a matrix environment Maintain good records for laboratory notebooks Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: BSc with 2 years' experience (Biology/ Biotechnology/ Physiology/ Neuroscience or related scientific disciplines) Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: MSc (Biology/ Biotechnology/ Physiology/ Neuroscience or related scientific disciplines 1-2 years industry experience working in matrix environment Experienced in assay development Working experience with neuronal cultures Experience demonstrating aseptic cell culture techniques Ability to handle small laboratory animals and to perform tissue harvest 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. 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