Scientist, Immuno-Oncology (Non-PhD role)

    • Cambridge, MA

Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Cambridge
Posted Date: May 12 2020
Are you energized by a challenging role in immuno-oncology, where scientific demand is driving team growth? If so, this Scientist would be a great opportunity to consider.

The Immune Biology Group within GSK's Immuno-Oncology & Combinations Research Unit (IOC RU) is seeking a scientist with experience in oncology or immunology to join our team.
In this role, you will be responsible for conducting innovative research designed to identify and validate immune-based therapies for cancer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver critical path biology results to support GSK's pipeline of diverse cancer immunotherapies from early discovery to first-time-in-human commitment.
  • Establish and expand internal wet lab capabilities at a growing GSK site.
  • Actively participate in building and maintaining drug discovery relationships with partners in Oncology and other business units.
  • Work within a dynamic and collaborative environment to deliver high-quality scientific data packages to meet experimental and organizational goals.

Why You?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for a professional with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, immunology or related field with 3+ years of experience.
  • Strong scientific background in immunology or oncology research, with a focus on bioassay development to functionally characterize biologics and/or small molecules.
  • Demonstrated hands-on ability to conduct and analyze experiments to investigate mechanisms of action for multiple drug candidates and their combinations.
  • Ability to interpret data clearly both verbally and in documents and present results in an organized and concise manner.
  • Strong communication skills and open-mindedness to conduct research in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, and implement creative solutions to meet program needs.
  • Commitment to continual improvement by reading and applying the latest scientific literature, methodologies and technology where appropriate.
  • A high level of integrity and desire to develop transformational medicines that bring benefit to patients.

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Master's degree in biology, immunology or related field.
  • 2+ years pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research experience working in matrixed drug discovery project teams.
  • Research expertise in immunology with focus on functional characterization of T and/or myeloid cells.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute research projects independently.

Please use the cover letter to highlight how you meet the competencies for the role. Your cover letter along with your CV will be used to assess your application. Thanks for your interest in this opportunity.

Why GSK?
Our values and expectations are 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, rigor 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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