Investigator - Cell Biology, Open to flexibility

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
25 Aug 2018
24 Sep 2018
Contract Type

Investigator - Cell Biology, Open to flexibility

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines a talented workforce and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and independent cell scientist investigator with a passion for cell line engineering to join the Protein and Cell Sciences Department at GSK. The position will be based at GSK's state-of the-art Medicines Research Centre in Stevenage. The department is responsible for the design, generation and validation of biological reagents to support drug discovery across all therapeutic modalities at the heart of GSK.

You and the role:

The candidate will be a key contributor to the generation of cell lines for GSK's diverse biopharmaceutical and small molecule portfolio. The successful candidate will have experience in cell line generation, and be motivated by introducing innovative process development. They will have a proven track record, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry, and be comfortable operating in a multidisciplinary, collaborative and fast-paced global environment. They will have experience in mammalian tissue culture, construction of transient and stable mammalian cell lines and associated analytical techniques. An essential part of this role is the ability to work autonomously and as part of a dynamic, matrix team environment. The appointee will be capable of good experimental record-keeping and will have excellent written and oral communication skills. They will also possess problem solving skills to help deliver the pipeline and an ability to set priorities in discussion with project teams.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and transfection techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of stable cell line generation methodology and techniques.
  • Relevant experience in the use of assays to support development of stable cell lines.
  • Good molecular biology knowledge and expression vector design.
  • Experience with cell line characterisation/analytical methods
  • Knowledge of current advances in cell line generation technologies
  • An ability to carry out technology evaluations and deliver new capabilities or process improvements.
  • Track record of collaboration, flexibility and enterprise thinking
  • Experience of working within the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in life sciences (MSc, PhD or equivalent)
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach other scientists

Why GSK?:

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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