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Veterans Preferred - Investigator, Chemical Biology

Upper Providence, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Dec 4, 2021

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Conservation science
Energy, Biology
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Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.
Do you have a profound interest to solve hard biological problems? If so, this role of Investigator would be a great opportunity to consider.
As an Investigator within the Chemical Biology group, you will be carrying out experimental work to support initiation and progression of GSK programs and capabilities. You will be influencing the experimental strategies of the team and contributing to establishing a culture and environment of scientific excellence.

  • Support GSK effort to establish industry-leading, cutting edge Chemical Biology capabilities
  • Empower the Chemical Biology team by designing and implementing experiments to solve biological questions.
  • Maintain high individual lab-based productivity.
  • Contribute to collaborative work with chemists, biochemists, data scientists, chemoproteomics scientists and biologists.
  • Interpret and communicate complex scientific data.
  • Establish personal and professional development goals and outline plan to meet them.

Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Biotechnology, Biomedical sciences, or related fields with 0 years experience, or Master's degree with 5 years experience, Bachelor's degree with 10 years experience.
  • Experience in mechanistic pharmacology
  • Experience in bioassay development to profile compounds to obtain structure-activity relationships - binding affinity (ELISA, FRET, BRET), high-throughput functional readouts, etc
  • Flow cytometry experience with panel of 8+ colors.
Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Immunology drug discovery experience with diverse target classes, mechanisms, and modalities
  • Familiar with primary cells and tissue processing techniques.
  • Technical experience in multiplex/MSD assay.
  • Develop and conduct in vitro cellular assays to evaluate antibody/protein binding and relevant functional activity.
  • Mass spectrometry practical skills and proteomic workflows experience.
  • Support the development of efficacious PROTACs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of biorthogonal chemistry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and be effective in matrix relationships.
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary chemical biology techniques and literature.
  • Self-starter, proactive with a track record of high productivity and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Eagerness to grow and develop as a scientist.

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, 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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