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Lab Head, Microbiology

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job description Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville

Posted Date: Jun 17 2020

Lead a team of Preclinical scientists to apply the state-of-the-art molecular biology technologies to engineer viral agents, identify vaccine candidates for prevention and treatment of viral diseases, and drive the preclinical development of vector-based vaccine platforms (particularly the RNA platform).

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

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

Ensure the team to use cutting edge technologies and ideas to deliver best preclinical expertise to GSK vaccine projects in discovery, development, and life cycle management

Ensure that the objectives of the team are aligned with R&D and business priorities and team activities are designed and delivered according to project needs.

Takes full accountability of management tasks for the team and meet data integrity and quality expectations.

Ensures the team delivering assigned activities in the most efficient and resource conscious manner; drives innovation to establish technology in the lab to enhance data quality and resource utilization.

Possesses strong scientific leadership to enable collaboration with key scientific internal and external stakeholders.

Participate in IP and regulatory filings and publishes in peer reviewed journals

Supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows as needed

Accountable for the management monitoring of the laboratory, ensuring that compliance with the GSK Environment, Health and Safety standards are an integral part of the operations and culture.

L ead and develop a diverse team of scientists, to partner with Scientific leaders delivering preclinical activities to support projects, and to ensure alignment/synergies with other preclinical teams across the global GSK organization

Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

MD or PhD degree in life sciences

7 years of experience in a related biotechnology field

Recognized scientific leader in molecular virology, vector biology, RNA biology, or vaccinology

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

Advanced training (e.g. post-doc) and demonstrated a bility of managing a team to drive projects.

Among 7 years of job experience, at least 5 years are in vaccine/pharmaceutical industry.

Knowledge of GSK Vaccines strategy and objectives, regulatory requirements, and competition intelligence and intellectual property aspects. Ability to integrate this knowledge in decisions and recommendations.

People management and communication skills. Need to appropriately manage the interfaces with Scientific Leaders for projects as well as with Preclinical, Technical Development, Clinical, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Global Patents, Legal, Business Development.

Able to efficiently manage uncertainty, changes in priority and timeline restrictions.

Able to deliver accurate and credible scientific communication outside GSK (e.g., peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, and contacts with other stakeholders).

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:

Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk

Managing individual and team performance.

Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

Implementing change initiatives and leading change.

Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.

Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

Developing people and building a talent pipeline.

Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.

Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK’s compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK’s Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

Full-Time, Rockville, Maryland, United States Lab Head, Microbiology Full-Time, Rockville, Maryland, United States Start a career with purpose GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Competitive base salary

Annual bonus based on company performance

Long term incentives and pension plan

Learning and career development

Access to healthcare & wellbeing programmes

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