Investigator, Immunology

Your Responsibilities:
GlaxoSmithKline is committed to developing medicines for global health challenges including respiratory, immuno-inflammation, oncology and infectious diseases. We know that finding cures means not just finding new drugs, but finding new ways to discover drugs. The Tempero Discovery Performance Unit (DPU) is a research group within the Immuno-Inflammation Therapeutic Area, located in Cambridge, MA.

We are seeking a self-motivated, energetic and creative biologist with hands-on experience in immunology, inflammation, and autoimmunity, to take part in the development of novel therapeutics in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. This individual will have the opportunity to make significant and high impact contributions in a dynamic small group setting on drug discovery programs in the area of Th17 modulation and macrophage biology. The desired applicant will have expertise in adaptive and innate immunity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• End to end excellence in experimental design, execution and data analysis. In particular, the evaluation of immunologic assays such as multi-parameter flow-cytometry, multiplex ELISAs, in vivo models of disease and microarray and/or Taqman analysis
• Make significant intellectual contributions into immunology strategies for drug discovery programs in the DPU
• Build and maintain productive relationships with project team members in different areas and locations including discovery chemistry, biology, translational research, pharmacology, safety assessment, and early clinical study design
• Identify, establish and manage external collaborations with academic partners, as well as with contract research laboratories performing studies on behalf of the company
• Present scientific results in a variety of settings, both formal and informal

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• PhD in Immunology/Cell Biology/Pharmacology or related discipline with relevant immunology research experience, and an autoimmune and inflammation focus
• Industry experience (Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical) is preferred
• Demonstrated record of productivity in the immunology field, as evidenced by publications and/or patents
• Familiarity with the pathogenic mechanisms involved in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease and osteoarthritis highly desirable
• Hands-on experience with a wide range of molecular and cellular techniques that would be suitable for target identification/characterization; including development of human cell- and tissue-based assays
• Demonstrated problem solving skills with complex biological systems and drug discovery methodologies
• Highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, with outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Ability to demonstrate scientific creativity, work independently, and take initiative
• Proven ability to work well with others at all levels throughout a diverse organization

Preferred qualifications:
N/A

Why GSK?:
GSK has a 150-year legacy of helping to transform the health, lives and futures of millions of people around the world. We're a science-led healthcare company with more than 100,000 people working in 115 countries. Each year we produce around 4 billion packs of medicine, nearly 900 million doses of vaccine and more than 18 billion packs of consumer healthcare products. Our focus of helping people do more, feel better and live longer is at the center of all that we aim to do.

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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