Scientist, Bioassay

    • Rockville, MD

Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville
Posted Date: Jul 2 2020
Scientist, Bioassay

Are you interested in assisting in the design and development of analytical methods to support product and process development? If so, this Scientist in Analytical Research and Development could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As a Research Scientist, you will be responsible for participating in the development of analytical methods in the bioassay area to support process development, manufacture, and product understanding of new candidate mRNA vaccines.

This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following :

  • Cell-based assay development for vaccine characterization and release, assay optimization and qualification
  • Perform routine sample testing to support product and process development
  • Collaborate with other Technical R&D functional groups, coordinate sample testing to support process development and formulation development
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks in a timely manner, document experimental results under GSP (Good Scientific Practice)
  • Write and review standard operation protocols, study reports, and relevant sections of regulatory filings
  • Design experiment, analyze and interpret data independently, present findings to the department and project teams

Why you? Basic Qualifications We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Virology, or related field with minimal 3-5+ years of postdoctoral experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the molecular pathways involved in the activation of the innate and/or adaptive immune response
  • Experiences in Isolation and characterization of primary immune cells from human blood or murine tissues
  • Experiences for cell culture and cell-based assay development
  • Basic immunological and molecular biology assay skills: Flow cytometry, ELISA, Reporter gene assays, etc .
  • Problem solving skills, attention to details are required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficient in multi-color flow cytometer, such as Symphony, Fortessa, Canto LSR
  • Skilled in flow cytometry panel design and flow data analysis using FlowJo or related software
  • Experience with in vitro immune assays with primary cells, such as DC differentiation, T cell activation, B cell activation and innate immune assays
  • Experiences using High Content Analysis, Elispot, Luminex, and alpha screen.

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.

This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.

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