T Cell Transduction Senior Scientist

Basic qualifications:

PhD in Biological or Biomedical Sciences, preferably related to T cell biology and/or Immunotherapy.

Experience with human T cell isolation, transduction, expansion.

Experience in use of viral vectors for genetic modification.

Experience in cell analysis techniques (for example: Flow cytometry, cytotoxicity, proliferation, migration, cytokine release assays).

Experience in assays for gene/protein expression analysis.

Good organisation and communication skills

Demonstrable ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams

Demonstrable ability to work independently, plan, organise, troubleshoot and present work

Preferred qualifications:

Experience in Gene Therapy

Postdoctoral experience (academic or industry based)

In vivo work experience


GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery for strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK's Cell and Gene Therapy Platform is being expanded to support an increasing portfolio of cell and gene therapies. The team is responsible for delivering the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) aspects of the projects from early phase to launch and the development of innovative technologies to enable step-change improvements to cell & gene therapy manufacture.

About the role.

A highly motivated and independent individual is sought to work within the Process Research team, Cell and Gene Therapy Platform. The successful candidate will be expected to:

Participate in activities related to the understanding and improvement of the cell-virus interactions for the genetic modification of T cells.

In addition, the role may involve contribution to documents required for Regulatory submissions (Briefing documents, IMPDs, etc). The successful candidate will report to the Transduction Sciences Manager. Their work will however involve collaboration with multiple units within GSK as well as external collaborators. Excellent communication, organisation and presentation skills, as well as demonstrable ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams are required.

The role will be based in the UK, in Stevenage. The role requires external engagement with 3rd parties (contractors, suppliers, academic and industry groups). As such, experience with working with 3rd parties and management of outsourced work will be an advantage. European and international travel will be required at times, as dictated by the project needs.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies required for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Closing date for applications: 24th August 2017

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

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Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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