Expert Scientist in Virology and Innate Immunity

(Ref#: Requisition # 276214)

GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

  • Industry
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Are you energized by the challenge of shaping and accelerating the scientific expertise of a biology program? If so, this Expert Scientist opportunity could be an exciting opportunity to consider.

The Virology group at the US Research and Development Group, GSK Vaccines, is responsible for using classical and cutting-edge technologies to study virus-host interactions, characterize the innate and adaptive immune responses to vaccines, and develop new assays supporting further advancement of vaccine candidates.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative scientist with a proven record in virology to join our team and help usher a wide variety of vaccine candidates through preclinical development.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

To provide expertise in the areas of virology and innate immunity

Utilize cutting-edge molecular biology techniques to characterize and optimize vaccine platform performance

Provide virology expertise to GSK vaccine projects

Provide effective and inspiring leadership with an enterprise mindset, ensuring support to professional development and qualification of staff

Possesses strong scientific leadership to enable collaboration with key scientific stakeholders internally and externally.

Publish in peer reviewed journals and support patent filings

Supervise students and junior lab personnel as needed

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

PhD degree in life sciences with at least 2+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field or a master’s degree with at least 5+ years of experience in a related biotechnology field

Experience in the fields of virology, innate immunity and viral interactions with the host

Experience in approaches used to monitor activation of innate immunity pathways (e.g. transcriptomics, cytokine profiling, imaging, etc.)

Experience with virus reverse genetics systems

Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, with at least 3 first author research manuscripts

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

Skills in statistical analysis

Prior experience with RNA viruses (especially alphaviruses) or viral-vector based vaccine platforms (e.g. lentiviral vectors or VSV pseudovirions) is preferred

Why GSK?

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 learning.

Sustaining energy and well-being

Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.

Budgeting and cost-consciousness

Education Requirement:
Years of Experience:
Rockville Center for Vaccines Research
Laboratory of Virology
14200 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville , Maryland 20850
Brett Beitzel, PhD