Investigator, Flow Cytometry

    • Collegeville, PA

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Sep 10 2020
We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and experienced Immunophenotyping Flow Cytometrist to join Cellular Biomarkers team within the Bioanalysis, Immunogenicity and Biomarkers (BIB) department based in Collegeville, PA. This group is responsible for developing and validating complex multi-parametric biomarker assays for use in clinical and preclinical studies. Data from this group is a key component in understanding molecules in the GSK pipeline by providing critical measurements of both target engagement and pharmacodynamic endpoints. Another important deliverable from this group is providing complex deep immunophenotyping data, enabling investigation into disease signatures and to develop understanding of treatment responses for individual patients.

The successful individual will act as a technical expert in flow cytometry, supporting both high parameter deep immunophenotyping of immune cell subsets and receptor occupancy endpoints. This role will include all aspects of method development, trouble-shooting, validation and sample analysis for various clinical and preclinical studies requiring flow cytometry endpoints. You will be responsible for completion of all aspects of assay workflow including reagent selection/optimization, sample preparation, sample acquisition, data analysis & interpretation, and presentation. In addition, you will ensure all work is conducted in compliance with GLP/GCP regulations (when necessary) and follow the appropriate SOPs.

Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • 2 years post-PhD experience with flow cytometry or Bachelors/Masters with 10 years of experience
  • Experience designing and executing 12+ color panels
  • Experience phenotyping multiple subpopulations of immune cells
  • Experience of clinical and non-clinical flow cytometry biomarker assay development, validation and implementation
  • Experience working with a variety of sample types including whole blood, PBMC, cell lines and single-cell suspension from tissue samples
  • Experience in the use of flow cytometry analysis softwares (Flowjo and FCS Express preferred


Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Hands on experience with the Cytek Aurora or BD Symphony
  • Ability to design and execute 18+ color panels
  • Hands on experience with high-dimensional data analysis (e.g. tSNE, SPADE, CITRUS, FLOWSom)
  • Good understanding of new cytometers/softwares on the market.
  • Understanding of clinical and non-clinical flow cytometry biomarker assay development, validation and implementation
  • Experience working with CROs to complete flow cytometry assay transfers


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


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