Scientific Investigator, Infectious Disease

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Jan 17 2020
In Medicine Opportunities Research Unit (MORU), we are seeking an accomplished and talented Scientific Investigator with broad understanding of biological pathways and mechanisms to deliver new medicine(s) to treat patients suffering from the diseases manifested by viral infection. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following...

  • Executing compound testing and experiments to determine the antiviral and/or immunological responses of novel compounds or mechanisms
  • Designing and implementing preclinical experiments to determine compound mechanism of action
  • Develop and test antiviral and/or host-targeting strategies
  • Establishes and maintains a detailed knowledge of current relevant literature
  • Interacting with external research organizations when appropriate

Why you? Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • MS in infectious diseases, virology, immunology or a field relevant to pathogen/host interactions
  • >3yrs hands-on experience working with infectious pathogens in preclinical systems with high performance standards
  • Self-motivated and able to resolve technical challenges and deliver consistent results efficiently in a timely manner
  • Effective communication (both verbal and written) of scientific ideas and results to internal groups and program teams. Skills in interpreting results and drawing conclusions through independent working and with supervision
  • Demonstrated capability to address critical path biology activities of the research projects

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • PhD preferred
  • Understanding of drug discovery via previous experience in biotech/pharmaceutical projects
  • Previous experience in virus infection models and familiarity with the virus/host interaction landscape and immunology
  • Knowledge and experience in immunological assays to probe disease relevant mechanisms
  • Demonstrated productivity and impact through laboratory contributions to multiple projects

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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