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Expert Scientist

Rockville, Maryland
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Dec 1, 2022

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
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Are you energized by the challenge of understanding how vaccines components work in humans and shaping the next generation of vaccines?

If so, this Expert Scientist opportunity could be an exciting one to consider.

As an Expert Scientist in the High Paramatric Flow Cytometry & Immunomonitoring Team, you will be responsible for leading and performing immune monitoring activities on human clinical trial samples, ensuring business needs are supported and technology platforms advanced.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities and to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Manage all or part of clinical trial exploratory endpoints, including material transfer, reagent ordering, complex high parametric flow cytometry experiment planning and execution, and data analysis
  • Lead the development of novel flow cytometry assays by ensuring state-of-the-art cytometry equipment and reagents are being used and evaluated in a continuous manner
  • Independently follow established protocols and develop new ones
  • Manage requests and usage of human biological samples across teams abiding to GSK and local regulations
  • Interact effectively with colleagues from other Departments for technical and scientific matters to deliver on the Immunomonitoring Team overall goals that will support the selection of novel vaccine candidates & platform technology development
  • Independently write specific technical sections of internal and external reports and scientific papers. Prepare detailed oral or written summaries of results with interpretation for projects/programs. Present and discuss results at internal and external meetings

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • MSc + 5 years or PhD + 3 years of experience in a Flow Cytometry testing laboratory setting
  • Experience with human cells/tissues preparation and culture in aseptic conditions.
  • 5 years hands-on experience of complex flow cytometry assays development
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Expert level in immunology, e.g. characterization of T-cell and B-cells subsets, intracellular cytokine staining, innate immune cells
  • Problem solving, proactive and solution oriented
  • Uncertainty, changes in priority and timeline pressure management
  • Prior experience in working in a GLP/GCLP environment
  • Flow cytometry applied to clinical samples project management experience
  • Demonstrated capability to maintain and troubleshoot flow cytometry instruments
  • Leadership/People management experience

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges we've made to our business in over 20 years.We created 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 geneticsscience; 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 diseasetogether - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas 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 culturethat isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​


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