Senior Scientist, Cell Biology

    • Collegeville, PA

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: May 31 2020
A career opportunity has become available for a highly motivated cell biologist within Tissue and Cell Sciences group in Functional Genomics in Upper Providence. The department will be responsible for execution of genomic screens to identify new targets for drug discovery. Specifically, we are seeking a scientist to join the Stem Cell team where we offer:

This role will give the individual opportunity to:

  • Apply molecular and cell biology expertise to new areas and in advanced/complex cellular systems
  • Develop skills in hiPSC culture and differentiation
  • Learn scaling of cell model generation and biological assays in support of functional genomic screens
  • Present experimental methods and findings to within the group and on project teams

Specific key responsibilities will include;
  • Work as a part of the team to deliver responsible tasks as identified
  • Perform cell culture independently
  • Perform molecular biology tasks such as cloning and PCR
  • Maintain excellent experimental records
  • Interface with our partners in other parts of GSK locally and in the UK
  • Review literature and make suggestions as appropriate

Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelors degree with two years of industry experience or a Masters in a related field
  • Experience as abench facing scientist looking to impact early phase discovery programs
  • Cell culture experience
  • Broad practical experience with molecular biology and cellular assays

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience with genome editing or functional genomic screening (si/sh-RNA and/or CRISPR-Cas9)
  • Experience with human induced pluripotent stem cells
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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