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Senior Scientist

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma
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We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to work on new treatments to address the threat of infectious diseases by joining our growing Infectious Diseases Research Unit (ID RU) at Upper Providence, PA. The ID RU is one of the Research Units in the R&D organization at GSK and is responsible for the discovery of novel approaches & targets to treat infectious diseases that threaten our health and progressing them to clinical proof of concept studies. The Research Unit has an impactful portfolio of projects in hepatitis B, bacterial infections, and viral respiratory infections (including COVID-19) along with collaborations with Vir Biotechnology and 23 & Me.

The successful candidate within the Infectious Diseases Research Unit (IDRU) will be responsible for conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments to progress drug discovery projects targeting the immune system for inducing/enhancing anti-viral immune responses. Areas of focus include in vitro cell based immunological assays using primary human and mouse immune cells and various immune cell lines, and experiments using immunology and molecular biology techniques, and in vivo mouse models. In addition, the successful candidate may be expected to contribute to the establishment and characterization of target validation studies and mechanistic elucidation of target biology and oversee external studies conducted at CROs.

Key accountabilities:
  • Coordinates with Program Leaders/scientists to plan and execute experiments
  • Works collaboratively on aspects of experiments to be performed by other members of the team
  • Contributes to driving the scientific direction
  • Interprets results and designs next logical step of experiments based on interpretation of results
  • Performs complex data management tasks with minimal supervision
  • Prepares detailed oral or written summaries of results with interpretation for projects/programs; independently writes specific technical sections of internal and external reports
  • Assumes responsibility for posting data, tracking usage of reagents, maintaining updated electronic lab notebook records
  • Assists in publishing, patenting, or presenting data as needed
  • Assists in general operation of the biology lab facility

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS with 3 plus years' experience with a background in immunology and/or cell and molecular biology
  • Candidates experience with handling and manipulating primary human and mouse cells and cell lines
  • Hands-on technical experience with immunology and molecular biology techniques and assays (e.g., flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISpot, qRT-PCR, Immune cell assays)
  • Experience with data handling software (e.g., Spotfire, GraphPad, Excel, FlowJo and/or other flow analysis software)
  • Outstanding written skills

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Strong work ethic with desire to carry out independent hypothesis generation and testing
  • Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively individually and in team and matrix environments
  • Outstanding oral communication skills
  • MS degree (1 plus years' experience) with a background in immunology and >2 years' experience in pharmaceutical industry or biotech.
  • Experience in designing and running multiparametric flow cytometry experiments and analyzing relevant data
  • Experience working with in vivo mouse models
  • Experience in in vitro work with viral infection
  • Experience developing/utilizing complex in vitro immune cell assays


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