Senior Scientist, Immunology/Biology

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 senior scientist to join our drug discovery team and play an important role in our efforts to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of 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.

KEY RESPONBILITIES

• Work in partnership with cross-functional teams to investigate the biology of novel drug targets and the effects of newly developed lead candidates on the immune response
• Analyze, interpret, and report experimental results in a small group setting
• Maintain detailed records of experiments in electronic lab notebooks in accordance with company policy
• Share in responsibilities to support general lab functions

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of drug discovery experience in cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology or a related discipline
• Ability to independently design, execute and analyze in vitro experiments
• Techniques and skill set include: tissue culture (primary cells and cell lines), flow cytometry, ELISA qPCR, microarray, western blots, immunoprecipitation. In vivo immunology experience is desirable
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary matrix environment
• Team spirit and excellent interpersonal skills
• Learning agility and a strong desire to continuously improve and develop
• Self-motivated and meticulous, with focus on critical and innovative thinking

Preferred qualifications:
• Broad and deep knowledge of cell and molecular immunology, experience in innate immune cells preferred
• Master's degree with 2+ years of drug discovery experience
• Experience with cell assay development and biomarker discovery
• Experience with in vivo models of inflammation/autoimmunity

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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