Scientific Investigator, Innate Immunity

Job description

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Jun 1 2020

Are you interested in joining our Innate Immunity Research Unit to undertake basic and translational research to discover new targets and innovative therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, as well as related disorders?

As a Scientific Investigator, Innate Immunity, you will be part of our Research Unit working in collaboration with groups across GSK R&D and world-class external partners to accelerate progress.

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

  • Utilizing expertise in immunology to conduct innovative research in innate immunity.
  • Supporting GSK’s research by developing new experimental capabilities.
  • Delivering data to enable timely decision-making by project teams.
  • Communicating results to a range of internal stakeholders.
  • Mentoring junior scientists.
  • Engaging with the external scientific community.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Ph.D. degree in Immunology or a related discipline.
  • Five-or-more years of post-doctoral research experience in academia or industry.
  • Expertise in innate immune cell biology, including practical experience in the isolation, culture and manipulation of innate immune cells.
  • Track-record of scientific innovation as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations or patents.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Ability to design, prosecute and interpret experimental studies independently.
  • Previous experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Understanding of small- and/or large-molecule drug discovery.
  • Expertise in mast cell biology, including practical experience in the isolation, culture and manipulation of mast cells.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present data to multidisciplinary teams, project leaders and senior management.
  • Flexibility, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet timelines while maintaining attention to detail and high-performance standards.
  • Strong record-keeping and organizational skills.
  • Experience working in matrix project teams.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated.

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


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