Investigator-Biological Mass Spectrometry, Open to flexibility

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
07 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type

Investigator-Biological Mass Spectrometry, Open to flexibility

GSK are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Discovery Analytical Sciences department at our Stevenage, UK site.

As part of the Biological Mass Spectrometry group you will work with chemists and biologists to accelerate and advance the discovery of small molecule medicines. A strong collaborative spirit is essential, as this team interfaces with many other disciplines across the drug discovery space. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, and able to help deliver the core mission of the group, while also seeking out and implementing novel analytical methods to advance the state of the art in drug discovery.

The position requires an individual with strong technical skills, in both instrumentation and problem solving. A demonstrated understanding of mass spectrometry-based quantitative techniques and assay development is required.

Closing date for applications:19th November 2018

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry with up to 5 years post graduate experience and training.
  • Significant hands-on expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry and chromatography techniques to solve complex problems in biology and biochemistry.
  • Ability to troubleshoot instrumentation and maintain equipment to the highest level of performance.
  • Established track record of working in a multidisciplinary, matrix environment
  • Highly self motivated with good organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Scientific record of adopting new technologies and contributing to projects as demonstrated by publications, patents, presentations).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Track record of developing mass spectrometry methods for biochemical and cell based assays
  • Experience with high throughput sample introduction and automated sample preparation platforms
  • Strong background in various purification and enrichment techniques
  • Strategic vision and the ability to recognise and implement novel technologies
  • Outstanding people skills and the ability to motivate and influence co-workers and peers

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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