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Associate Scientist, ELT Biology (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Oct 13, 2022

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We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Biology Group within the Encoded Library Technology (ELT) team. As a member of the ELT Group, you will use DNA encoded chemical libraries (DELs) to identify small molecule ligands to support drug discovery programs across GSK, with the goal of delivering novel medicines to improve the lives of patients. You will have the opportunity to develop expertise in additional technologies and contribute to the further development of the ELT platform.

GSK is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent & technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. GSK is headquartered in London, UK with operations in the US; this role is located at the Cambridge, MA site.

This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • You to become a part of the multidisciplinary Encoded Library Technology team, identifying small molecule compounds and tractable drug targets while contributing to advancing the platform technology.
  • You will be part of a larger team while working independently.
  • Interact with other biologists and chemists across multiple GSK R&D sites.
  • Contribute to data analysis and have a chance to further develop analytical skills
  • Contribute to publications, presentations, and collaborations that enhance the visibility of the team.
  • Opportunities to be involved with automation method development and NextGen Sequencing

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences (such as Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field)
  • At least one year experience within the molecular biology and/or biochemistry field
  • At least one year of lab-based experience in an academic or industry context
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and hands-on experience with, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (e.g., PCR/qPCR, affinity selections, protein quantification, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Can work independently while in a team setting, with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with NexGen Sequencing
  • Ability to design and execute experiments to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively across an interdisciplinary scientific team
  • Experience with experimental design and problem solving
  • Experience with automated liquid handling systems to drive throughput and deliver high-quality screening outcomes
  • Detail-oriented individual with experience maintaining accurate and complete laboratory records
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of best practices for laboratory safety
  • Experience with computer software packages such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Why GSK?

We're combining the power of genetic and genomic insights into what causes disease, with the speed and scale of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to make better predictions about who a treatment might work for, and why. We believe this powerful combination of data and technology holds the key to fundamentally transforming medical discovery for the better, improving R&D success rates and shaping how even the most challenging diseases, like neurological conditions and cancer, can be both prevented and treated.

In 2021 we delivered four major product approvals: Cabenuva for HIV, Jemperli for endometrial cancer, Xevudy for COVID-19 and Apretude , our new long-acting medicine for HIV prevention.

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