Associate Scientist

Employer
GSK
Location
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 09, 2021
Closes
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
556066
Jobseeker Type
Professional
Organization Type
Corporate
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Jul 9 2021 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery for strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK's Cell & Gene Therapy Platform CMC team is being expanded to support an increasing portfolio of cell and gene therapies. The team is responsible for delivering the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) aspects of the projects from early phase to launch and the development of innovative technologies to enable step-change improvements to cell & gene therapy manufacture. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Work collaboratively with Cell & Gene Therapy Platform CMC cell process research and analytical development scientists to establish the cell process for cell and gene therapies through both well designed experiments performed in-house and through managing experiments to be performed by Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs) Execute laboratory studies to develop the cell process for autologous cell/ex vivo gene therapies Conduct studies to develop and validate innovative technologies and approaches to make step-change improvements in process efficiency Support development of a portfolio of ex vivo gene therapies from early to late stage by executing development work and generating data. Responsible for compliant, clear and concise documentation and/or presentation of all experimental studies and results Maintaining good working relationships with third parties (contractors, suppliers, academic and industry groups) to ensure successful process development and/or technology transfer Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: BS/MS in biology, cell biology, immunology or related scientific discipline with at least 1 year of experience in cell therapy or tissue culture techniques. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experience in analytical techniques such as flow cytometry, cell culture, experimental design. Experience working in cell and gene therapy, process development and/or GMP is desirable. Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrable ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams Attention to detail, with the ability to follow procedures and documentation requirements Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to seek guidance when necessary When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies required for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. 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. If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. 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