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Clinical Biomarker Specialist

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Dec 1, 2022

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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Are you energized by an opportunity to strategize on projects and improve platform capabilities across the Clinical Biomarker Group? If so, this Clinical Biomarker Specialist role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

The Clinical Biomarker Specialist will report to the Clinical Biomarker Lead to enhance clinical biomarker strategies for projects and improve platform capabilities across the Clinical Biomarker group. Working as part of the Clinical Biomarkers Team, the Clinical Biomarker Specialist will employ cutting edge technologies and procedures to discover and support technical validation of biomarkers to strengthen clinical biomarker strategies at all stages of clinical development to ensure optimally informed decision making in drug development.

The Clinical Biomarker Specialist role provides an opportunity to gain clinical experience and for future development into the Clinical Biomarker Lead role.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career.

These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Technical validation of biomarkers for use in clinical trials and in observational studies.
  • Working with internal technology groups, Contract Research Organisations and collaborators to deliver clinical biomarker assays.
  • Providing input on biomarker-related elements of study trial design and conduct and incorporating biomarkers into clinical protocols, Study Reference Manuals and Central Lab Worksheets.
  • Ensuring alignment of biomarker outputs with data management, statistics, and modelling/simulation requirements.
  • Liaise with other parts of the organization to resolve study biomarker issues.
  • Evaluating the value and suitability of new technologies for potential use in clinical trials.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD-educated scientist (or equivalent) in life sciences (background/degree in immunology an advantage) with at least 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry supporting pipeline progression.
  • Experience with the discovery, validation and implementation of biomarkers.
  • Excellent communication skills and positive can-do attitude. Good interpersonal and matrix working skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • In depth knowledge of GCP principles.
  • Experience of clinical implementation of biomarker technologies.
  • at least 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry supporting pipeline progression.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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