Are you a highly motivated and creative scientist who looking for a role where
you can leverage your skills in cellular assay development? If so, this Senior
Scientist – Immunology role would be a great opportunity to consider.
GlaxoSmithKline is looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist to
join the department of Screening, Profiling & Mechanistic Biology (SPMB) at
GSK's research facility in Upper Providence, Pennsylvania. The primary
responsibility of the SPMB department is to deliver high quality, biologically
relevant pre-clinical leads for all GSK therapeutic areas, by employing a
combination of scientific tools and methodologies, including but not limited
to assay development, high throughput screening, compound profiling, and
mechanism of action studies.
As a Senior Scientist – Immunology, you will work on a matrix team to support
immunology research, with the majority of your efforts focused on developing
versatile flow cytometry assays in primary cells and cell lines for use in
high-throughput screening and mechanistic studies. This is an exciting, lab-
based role that will allow the individual to contribute to programs spanning
the drug discovery pipeline. The successful candidate is expected to be
effective in designing and executing experiments at the highest possible
scientific standard, be highly flexible and productive, and possess positive
Developing and troubleshooting plate-based cellular immunology assays,
primarily using flow cytometry readouts
Working collaboratively in a matrix team environment to support flow
cytometry research efforts
Working with human biological samples and adhering to standard operating
procedures for handling and tracking of biological samples
Communicating experimental findings effectively, in written and verbal
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our
Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in biological sciences (such as Cell
Biology or Immunology)
Experience with in vitro immunology assays, including immunophenotyping by
Experience in cell biology, cell culture, and cell-based assay development
One year of lab-based experience in an academic or industry context
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
Proficiency in developing highly multi-parametric flow cytometry panels
Expertise analyzing flow cytometry data
Familiarity with mass cytometry (CyTOF)
Previous experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
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
Sustaining energy and well-being.
Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open
Budgeting and cost-consciousness.