Senior Scientist, Innate Immunity

    • Collegeville, PA

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Sep 1 2020
Are you interested in joining our Innate Immunity Research Unit to undertake basic and translational research to discover new targets and innovative therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, as well as related disorders?

As a Senior Scientist, Innate Immunity, you will be part of our Research Unit working in collaboration with groups across GSK R&D and world-class external partners to accelerate progress.

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

  • Supporting GSK's research by conducting experiments using established protocols and developing new assays.
  • Delivering data to enable timely decision-making by project teams.
  • Communicating results to a range of internal stakeholders.

Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in Immunology or a related discipline.
  • Research experience in an academic or industry laboratory environment.
  • Technical experience in immunological methods, cell culture, molecular biology and biochemical assays.
  • Experience in designing, prosecuting and interpreting experimental studies.


Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Master's degree in Immunology or a related discipline.
  • Expertise in innate immune cell biology, including practical experience in the isolation, culture and manipulation of innate immune cells.
  • Experience working in matrix project teams.
  • Expertise in assay development and validation.
  • Expertise in mast cell biology, including practical experience in the isolation, culture and manipulation of mast cells.
  • Understanding of small- and/or large-molecule drug discovery.
  • Previous experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Flexibility, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and high-performance standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present data to multidisciplinary teams, project leaders and senior management.


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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