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Expert Scientist

Employer
GSK
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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Sector
Science, Pharmaceutical
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
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Are you energized by the challenge of improving human health by developing vaccines? If so, this Expert Scientist opportunity could be an exciting opportunity to consider.

Within the Analytical Research and Development, Expert Scientist, in Physical & Chemical Analytics group, will serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in LC-MS and biophysical analyses of mRNA and protein antigens. The scientist will be responsible for characterizing antigens and their interactions using mass spectrometry and an array of biophysical and traditional protein chemistry tools. This role is focused on providing a structure-function understanding to support assay development activities for all stages of vaccine development. The role will also provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career in science and people management, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Lead the LC-MS platform by ensuring state-of-the art mass spectrometry equipment and software are being used and evaluated in a continuous improvement manner
  • Provide support to junior scientists and menoer them for their technical development and implementation of innovative solutions for new applicationsin mass spectrometry.
  • Ensure that mass spectrometers settings are harmonized and maintained for intended use and that the instruments are calibrated accordingly
  • Present LC-MS data in Analytical Sub-Team (AST) meetings and cross-function meetings
  • Assist lab head in recruiting junior scientists
  • Write characterization report or provide data as requested by Aalytical Project lead (APL)


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills:
  • PhD or Master's degree with specialization in Mass Spectrometry
  • At least 6+ years of experience in industry/academic (pharmaceutical or biotech) setting working on characterizing diverse molecules (proteins, carbohydrates, nucleotides) by mass spectroscopy and spectrophotometry
  • Two or more years of experience with analytical development for vaccine/ biotherapeutic candidates.
  • Two or more years of experience working in protein and nucleic acid chemistry and strong laboratory skills
  • Two or more years of hands-experience with qualitative and quantitative characterization of proteins and nucleotides using MS platform (Glycan profiling, peptide mapping, intact mass, 5' capping and 3' PolyA assays).


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • 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


Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves - feeling welcome, valued and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing.So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

#LI-GSK

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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