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Associate Scientist - Bioassay

Employer
GSK
Location
Collegeville, PA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Pharma
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We are building a state-of-the-art end to end Biopharm capability which delivers efficient discovery of antibody and small molecules that are selected and engineered for rapid development so that, together with our therapy area partners, we discover, develop and manufacture novel portfolio of exciting medicines to benefit patients around the world. If you aim to be part of a global cutting edge drug development and discovery organization and are motivated to contribute towards bringing lifesaving drugs to patients, join us! Click to know more about GSK Biopharm. #GSKBiopharm_Development GSK's Structure & Function Characterization (SFC) department is seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist - Bioassay to join their bioassay group to aid in the discovery and development of bioassay methods for use in GMP release and stability testing. Bioassay supports GSK Biopharmaceutical Process Development to ensure GSK's biopharm products enable patients to do more, feel better, and live longer. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… Developing, qualifying and validating biological assays in support of our drug discovery programs with some supervision. Conducting experiments in the lab with some supervision Preparing draft assay SOP's and development/qualification reports Provide assay support to R&D groups; participate in assay transfer to manufacturing, and/or contractor laboratories. Train others and help to troubleshoot assay problems as they occur. Maintain awareness of the current literature relevant to methods of biochemical analysis. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: BS degree in biology, pharmacology, immunology, or closely related science field Experience with cell culture, bioassay and aseptic techniques 6 + months experience in running and analyzing bioassays in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology environment, or academic environment (internships/co-ops) Experience analyzing data, interpreting results and reporting data in laboratory notebooks Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Ability to independently design, troubleshoot and execute bioassay experiments. Knowledge of protein biochemistry, Immunology or pharmacology Ability/competency using bioassay techniques Ability to maintain accurate, complete laboratory records Experience designing, running, troubleshooting bioassay in a development organization Familiarity with the development of antibodies and other biopharm molecules Performs timely data management and analysis. Knowledge and experience with GMP. Collaborates well with others in the group and across groups. Why GSK? At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the most significant 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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