Future Leaders Program - R&D Product Development & Supply - Bioassets Scientist

Basic qualifications:

  • Completion of a Masters (3.0 GPA or better) by end of 2017 in biology, biochemistry, drug discovery or related field
  • Possess no more than 3 years of total professional experience in related pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industries
  • Experience with biological science laboratory methods, including tissue culture and drug discovery (e.g. cellular screening)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute work plans, including experimental design
  • Must be eligible to work in the US at the time of, and for the duration of employment. Employees will be required to furnish evidence of US work authorization. Applicant must NOT require future sponsorship for an employment visa status.

Preferred qualifications:

Completion of a PhD by 2017 in biology, biochemistry, drug discovery or related field

  • Experience with primary and iPS cell culture, as well as iPS differentiation techniques
  • Experience implementing laboratory technologies, including automation/robotics


This exciting new role is part of the Product Development and Supply Future Leaders Program based at a Philadelphia area site.

As a bioassets scientist at GSK, you will:

  • Develop and implement laboratory processes and technology that supports the modernization of drug discovery, especially in the areas of phenotypic/patient cell-based screening, and embed these in the biological sample management capability portfolio. To that end, you will:
  • Develop a deep understanding of the BioAssets discovery sample management operation and how it supports drug discovery
  • Develop a working understanding of the drug discovery process so that you can effectively operate in the broader matrix team.
  • Provide leadership and contribute to detailed review of different technologies to identify key applications/design/process/risks /weaknesses/opportunities/threats
  • Perform laboratory experiments and processes to test and implement new biological materials for discovery (e.g. differentiating iPS, automating cell culture processes, automated cell separation, culturing cells from primary tissue samples)
  • Develop and maintain current awareness of developing trends in the use of disease-state, primary or engineered biological materials and automation in drug discovery by journal review, presentations, publications and other external networking
  • Contribute to defining strategies and plans to continually improve discovery biological sample support capability
  • Provide input to budget decisions, recommend capital purchases of software and equipment required to support modernization

Science is the bedrock of our success and our scientists are among the world leaders in their fields. If you join the GSK R&D Product Development Future Leaders Program, you’ll be part of a network that enables us to register and launch three to five new medicines each year.

Participants in the Product Development Future Leaders Program will be full-time, permanent employees at GSK and will enjoy the same competitive package of salary and benefits as other new starters. In addition, participants will undertake three rotations over three years at the start of their career. These rotations will give participants technical capability across three separate areas of Product Development and allied disciplines.

Participants will meet regularly with their line manager to identify learning and development opportunities. Participants will be given coaching and mentoring to enable them to become a technical leader of the future.

Part of a vibrant, global scientific community, you’ll work in teams that combine a mix of disciplines. We’re at the cutting edge of science and technology, so you’ll never be far from an expert who can help you to learn, grow, and contribute to our business.

You will use the knowledge and experience you gain in this role to become a potential future leader in GSK.

We offer a competitive total compensation package, as well as an environment conducive to personal and professional growth. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish.

Contact information:

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