Scientific Investigator, Innate Immunity

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Mar 03, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
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We are seeking a highly motivated scientific professional with experience in cellular and molecular Immunology, with particular emphasis on the innate immune system. In this laboratory-based position, the successful candidate will support early drug discovery projects with a focus on developing new experimental approaches to interrogate the pharmacology of novel modulators of innate immune targets. The selected candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication and organizational skills, present results at matrix project team meetings and mentor junior scientists.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • PhD degree in Immunology or related field. MS degree with 8+ years of pharmaceutical laboratory experience in Immunology, Pharmacology, and Molecular Biology.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Post-doctoral experience and a strong record of scientific publication.
  • Strong technical cell based assay skills including:
    • Primary cell isolation and culture
    • Development of primary co-culture systems to interrogate interrogate immune cell crosstalk.
    • Experience developing functional cell based assays that interrogate aspects of innate immune cells
    • Multi-color flow cytometry for immunophenotyping and functional analysis of immune cells.
    • Experience working with and designing animal models for efficacy and/or PD readouts

  • Ability to independently design experiments, interpret complex scientific data and deliver results in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results to multidisciplinary matrix teams, project leaders and senior management.
  • Flexible, focused, enthusiastic, and highly motivated.
  • Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of the drug discovery processes, including both small/large molecule development, is desirable
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and setting high performance standards.

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:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.
  • Managing individual performance.
  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance.
  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation.
  • Building a resilient organisation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.
  • Managing P&L and capital allocation.


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