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Expert Scientist

Rockville, Maryland
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Are you interested in assisting in the design and development of analytical methods to support product and process development? If so, this Scientist in Analytical Research and Development could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As a Research Scientist, y ou will be responsible for participating in the development of analytical methods in the bioassay area to support process development, manufacture, and product understanding of new candidate mRNA or protein vaccines. This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following :
  • Immunol and Cell-based assay development for vaccine lot characterization and release, including assay optimization and qualification for CMC support
  • Collaborate with other Technical R&D functional groups, coordinate and perform sample testing to support process development and formulation development
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks in a timely manner, document experimental results under GSP (Good Scientific Practice)
  • Write and review standard operation protocols, study reports, and relevant sections of regulatory filings
  • Design experiment, analyze and interpret data independently, present findings to the department and project teams

Why you?

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology or related field with minimal 3-5+ years of postdoctoral experiences
  • Experiences for cell culture and cell-based assay development
  • Basic immunological and molecular biology assay skills: Flow cytometry, ELISA, RNA expression and Immunol staining, etc .

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of the molecular pathways involved in the activation of the innate and/or adaptive immune responses
  • Proficient in multi-color flow cytometer, such as Symphony, Fortessa, and Canto LSR, et al.
  • Skilled in flow cytometry panel design and flow data analysis using FlowJo orrelated software
  • Experience with in vitro immune assays with primary cells, such as DC differentiation, T cell activation, B cell activation and innate immune assays
  • Experiences in immune assay development using ELISA, AlphaLisa, Gyros, Luminex, Elispot, and High Content Analysis technologies.
  • Experiences in Single Cell Analysis technique and data analysis
  • Industrial experiences in analytical assay development including assay optimization and qualification
  • Problem solving skills, attention to details are required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a team player in a matrix environment

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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At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve.

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