Expert Scientist, Mass Spec and Spectrophotometry

Rockville, Maryland
Apr 23, 2021
May 08, 2021
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Are you looking for a challenging opportunity that allows you to leverage your technical expertise to accelerate delivery in biopharmaceuticals? If so, this Expert Scientist, Mass Spec and Spectrophotometry role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

As an Expert Scientist - Mass Spec and Spectrophotometry, Within the Analytical Development US, (Biophysical Characterization) you will serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in LC-MS and biophysical analysis of vaccine antigens.

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

  • Characterizing antigens and their interactions using Mass Spec and an array of biophysical and traditional protein chemistry tools.
  • Providing a structure-function understanding to support assays development activities for all stages of vaccine development.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills:
  • Master's with specialization in Mass Spectroscopy
  • 4+ experience in industry/academic (pharmaceutical or biotech) setting working on characterizing diverse molecules (proteins, carbohydrates, nucleotides) by mass spectroscopy and spectrophotometry
  • Experience with analytical development for vaccine/ biotherapeutic candidates.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • PhD with specialization in Mass Spectroscopy
  • Familiarity with HDX for higher order structure determination, epitope / paratope mapping.
  • Knowledge and experience with Quality by Design, Process Analytical Technology, CMC, regulatory filling, and managing CMC program
  • Experience with, liquid handling systems, and robotic automation
  • In-depth understanding of protein chemistry and strong laboratory skills
  • Hands-on experience with qualitative and quantitative characterization of proteins and nucleotides using MS platform (Glycan profiling, peptide mapping, intact mass).

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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