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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Expert Scientist, Analytical Development



Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Site Name: Cambridge Binney Street
Posted Date: May 9 2023

We’re combining the power of genetic and genomic insights into what causes disease, with the speed and scale of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to make better predictions about who a treatment might work for, and why. We believe this powerful combination of data and technology holds the key to fundamentally transforming medical discovery for the better, improving R&D success rates and shaping how even the most challenging diseases, like neurological conditions and cancer, can be both prevented and treated.

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You will be working with a novel, next generation approach to the development of vaccines and immunotherapies targeting infectious and other immune mediated diseases. This novel and highly efficient vaccine technology – called Multiple Antigen Presenting System (MAPS) – enables the high affinity binding of protective polysaccharides as well as proteins in a single vaccine, uniquely inducing a broad and protective B-cell and T-cell immune response.

Our Binney Street Analytical Development team is currently seeking a highly motivated expert scientist with expertise in assay development to support IND-enabling toxicology studies and clinical trials. This position is ideally suited for someone with prior immunoassay development and qualification experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, design, develop, qualify, and implement ligand-binding assays to support early and late-stage vaccine development programs

  • Align priorities to the entire program development strategy; supervise the day-to-day laboratory activities, identify potential issues, and deliver high-quality data within defined timelines

  • Troubleshoot method and instrumentation problems; be proactive in solving technical issues

  • Author, review, and approve SOPs, study protocols, reports, and other scientific and quality documents

  • Present scientific data to colleagues in group meetings and prepare and present internal and external presentations

  • Present progress updates to senior management

  • Train and manage junior team members

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (Biochemistry, Immunology, or related discipline) with 4+ years of post-graduate experience

  • Industry GXP experience

  • Extensive hands-on experience with developing, qualifying, and validating analytical immunoassays (ELISA, Luminex, and MSD)

  • Experience in leading and executing stability protocols with associated experimental planning and data collection and analysis.

  • Data processing skills using Windows-based software (Excel, GraphPad Prizm, JMP, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry, Immunology, or related discipline) with 1-4 years of post-graduate experience

  • Experience in other analytical methods, such as cell-based and biochemical assays

  • Strong ability to multi-task and willingness to work effectively in a highly collaborative and diverse environment as a team player with a strong work ethic

  • Able to maintain written records in the form of laboratory notebooks

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Why GSK?

We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive. 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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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 positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

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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