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Scientist (non-PhD), Immuno-Oncology, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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May 25, 2022

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Life Sciences, Oncology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Cambridge Posted Date: May 4 2022 The Immuno-Oncology & Combinations Research Unit (IOC RU) is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Scientist to execute immune assays to characterize small molecules/biologics and support preclinical development of immune-based therapies for cancer. In this lab-based role, the successful candidate will expand state-of-the-art in vitro, and ex vivo assay capabilities at a growing GSK site and support novel target identification efforts. Applying a translational mindset, you will cultivate and work in a dynamic and collaborative environment to interrogate mechanisms of action and pharmacology of novel therapeutics, supporting GSK's diverse immuno-oncology pipeline from early discovery to first time-in-human commitment. We are looking for a creative, proactive, and goal-oriented scientist with a deep curiosity and enthusiasm for uncovering novel biology. You will be accountable for generating high quality, robust data and must have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary matrix team. Additionally, you will need to be a collegial team player, open to the ideas of others, and embody a truth-seeking and inclusive culture. Why you? Basic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree. 1+ years laboratory experience in Immuno-Oncology, Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline with a Master's degree. Standard Immunology/Immuno-Oncology Laboratory Methods experience. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with isolation, phenotypical and functional characterization of human tumor-infiltrating leukocytes. Laboratory Experience in cell culture, multi-color flow cytometry, cytokine quantification, and mixed cell assay systems suitable for functional characterization of biologics, small molecules, and drug combinations. Experience in isolation, culture, and experimental manipulation of various primary immune cell populations. Experience with experimental design and the interpretation of results; ability to troubleshoot methodologies and results Excitement for establishing novel technologies in an expanding lab environment. High degree of independence, proactivity, and a strong sense of accountability. Proficiency with personal computers, including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, and relevant scientific software. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to contribute in a cross-functional and global environment. Excellent organization and planning skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of a team, strong motivation with a dedicated work ethic. Proficiency with personal computers, including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, and relevant scientific software. Why GSK? We prevent and treat disease with vaccines and specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics, and advanced technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (Infectious Disease, HIV, Oncology, and Immunology/ Respiratory) and future opportunities to impact health at scale. We have a broad portfolio of innovative and established medicines that treat everything from COPD to lupus and urology, as well as vaccines that help protect people at all stages of life. We are a global leader in respiratory disease and HIV, and we're developing our presence in specialty therapy areas, including oncology and immuno-inflammation. We deliver over 20 different vaccines in more than 160 countries. 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