In Vitro Cell Biologist, Open to flexibility

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
31 Aug 2018
29 Sep 2018
Contract Type

In Vitro Cell Biologist, Open to flexibility

Within the ImmunoInflammation Therapy Area, the Cytokine, Chemokine and Complement Discovery Performance Unit (C3 DPU) provides an integrated focus for GSK in cytokines, chemokines and the complement system with a balanced portfolio of early stage drug discovery in the field of complement and clinical development programs targeting cytokine and chemokine biology. The C3 DPU strategy is to identify and validate therapeutic targets, to develop and optimise therapeutic molecules to these targets and conduct small, focused, experimental medicine proof of mechanism studies that establish a clear understanding between drug exposure, target occupancy, and pharmacodynamic effect.

We are looking to recruit several experienced scientists with expertise in complex cell culture systems, neuroimmunology, pain biology, immunology or pharmacology to help drive development of therapeutic molecules to treat immunoinflammatory diseases with a focus on mechanistic experimental and translational studies. Remuneration will be according to skills and experience.

To succeed in the roles, we are looking for candidates who are:

  • Capable of working in a team and possess a good balance of creative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain a disciplined approach, ensuring a relentless focus on quality, compliance, scientific rigour, data integrity and operational excellence
  • Able to consider the bigger picture while also maintaining an appropriate attention to detail
  • Able to communicate complete and accurate information while maintaining confidentiality


This is a senior laboratory-based position and the successful candidate will bring expertise in:

  • Cell biology / immunology / neuroinflammation
  • Complex cell culture systems, preferably with primary cells
  • Characterising such systems (e.g. microscopy, gene expression, signalling, immunoassays)

Experience in analysing and interpreting big datasets, including 'omics' data, would be an advantage.

Application Details
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Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in Immunology, Biomedical/Biological science or Pharmacology or equivalent experience
  • Proven knowledge of immunology and/or cell biology

Preferred qualifications:

  • Team leadership or mentoring experience

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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