Antibody Project Coordinator

Site Name: UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage
Posted Date: Mar 10 2020

For this position we can consider applications at grade 7 or grade 8 dependent on experience.
GSK is a world-leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an antibody scientist, with in vivo antibody generation experience, to join the Externalisation Group in the department of Protein, Cellular and Structural Sciences (PCSS UK) at GSK's Medicines Research Centre in Stevenage. The Department is engaged in the design, generation and validation of biological reagents to support drug discovery across all of GSK's therapeutic modalities.

The externalisation group within PCSS has the responsibility for providing tool antibodies and other Biological reagents to the Research and Discovery organisation. An important deliverable from this group is the delivery of high-quality tool antibody reagents including polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies for target validation, assay development and proof of concept studies.

Working with colleagues, your role will be to contribute to the scientific strategy for tool Ab generation from CROs and delivery to GSK research areas, while maintaining excellent scientific and oversight rigor.
Key Responsibilities: -

  • Coordinating the delivery of high-quality tool antibodies to GSK's Research and Discovery areas using CROs.
  • Contribute towards improvements in GSK's antibody outsourcing processes.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving CRO technical landscape and evaluating CRO capabilities.
  • Ensure adherence to GSK's recording and compliance requirements through maintaining high quality records. Coordination and receipt of reports from CROs.
  • Clear and concise presentations of results to peers and programme teams.

We can offer you a collaborative learning environment and the opportunity to develop your career and gain experience across drug discovery. If you share our priorities of innovation, performance and trust and are motivated to contribute towards bringing lifesaving drugs to patients, then we'd love to hear from you.
Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 12th April 2020 (COB)
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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies 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.

Basic Qualifications
  • MSc or equivalent experience required in biological sciences.
  • Experience leading in vivo antibody discovery projects.
  • Assay development expertise.
  • Track record of critiquing scientific data and ability to identify and resolve scientific questions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary matrixed teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of antibody discovery and development process.
  • Practical expertise of outsourcing.
  • Experience in the biotechnology industry.

Why GSK? Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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