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Lab Head Molecular Biology

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job description Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville

Posted Date: Aug 20 2020

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

The Molecular Biology and In Vitro Screening group at the US Research and Development Center, GSK Vaccines, is responsible for the designing, production and and in vitro characterization of vaccine candidates. This group plays an essential role in supporting GSK Vaccines projects in the Preclinical space.

We are looking for a highly motivated leader, with a proven record in utilizing the most up to date molecular and cell biology tools and high-throughput technologies to design the best vector based vaccines, and to provide expertise in vaccine development for GSK projects.

Responsibilities:

To provide expertises in the areas of DNA cloning, in vitro RNA transcription and cell-based assay characterization of vaccine candidates

Develop high-throughput workflows for molecular biology and cell biology processes to generate and screen vaccine candidates

Design and develop new assays and technologies to support RNA vaccine generation and evaluation

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

Ensure the team 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

Manage a team of 5-10 scientists.

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.

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 10 years of experience in a related biotechnology field.

Knowledgeable in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, high-throughput technologies and screening.

Experience in managing a team of scientists and forging collaborations in a matrix organization.

Strong track-record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Fluency in English, spoken and written.

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

Prior experience in high-throughput cloning platforms.

Experience in RNA in vitro transcription techniques and familiarity with RNA based vaccine technology.

Prior experience in high-thoughput cell-based screening.

To be successful in the role, this person must:

Demonstrate a detailed fundamental knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology and the application of high-throughput technology to those fields.

Have practical knowledge in molecular cloning, nucleic acid purification, in vitro transcription, and cell-based assays

Have the ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex scientific data to determine next steps

Be comfortable conversing with opinion leaders regarding highly technical information

Comfortable in managing in a matrix environment.

Possess a good balance of creativity and analytical thinking faculties

Display an ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment as a Team Player

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.

#LI-GSK

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.

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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 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.

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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