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Antibody Pharmacology Team Leader
  • Requisition ID: WD203187
  • Position: Full time
  • Open date: Jun 19, 2019 9:26 AM
  • Functional area: Science and Technology
  • Location:
    Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Required degrees: Phd/Doctorate
  • Relocation: Not Indicated

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Your Responsibilities:
GSK is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Antibody Pharmacology at GSK comprises a team of 20+ assay scientists, immunologists and biologists who conduct functional assay design, screening and characterisation of potential antibody-based drug molecules.

The team is an integral part of the Biopharmaceutical Molecular Discovery organization that is responsible for the discovery of candidate biologics across several Therapeutic Areas including Immuno-oncology, Respiratory, Immuno-Inflammation and Infectious Diseases.

We are seeking an experienced Team Leader with a laboratory research background in immunology. The incumbent will lead a small team of scientists in designing, validating, and performing various in vitro immunological and biological assays in the drug discovery processes.

The incumbent will be expected to act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in immune cell functions and be accountable for optimising standard assays and developing bespoke new assays producing critical decision-making data for antibody discovery.

Key responsibilities
• Lead and mentor a small team of scientists to develop assay capabilities in screening and profiling antibodies based on immunological activities
• Demonstrate scientific leadership through acting as a Subject Matter Expert in Immunology; Stay abreast of the latest literature and developments in the field; Be accountable for establishing the most suitable in vitro functional assays that enable the selection of potential therapeutics
• Depending on past experiences, may contribute to Drug Discovery Project Team as Programme Lead or Line Function Lead. Contribute to cross-function project teams by providing leadership in complex biological assay development and the elucidation of MoAs
• When suitable, participate in relevant technology projects that optimise/modernise the antibody drug discovery process
• Be able to publish and present both internally and externally

We can offer you a collaborative learning environment and the opportunity to develop your career and gain experience across drug discovery. If you share our priorities of innovation, performance and trust and are motivated to contribute towards bringing lifesaving drugs to patients, then we'd love to hear from you.

Please use your cover letter to highlight how you meet the competencies for the role, your cover letter along with your CV will be used to assess your application.

Please apply ASAP as applications will close once we have a suitable shortlist

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.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.


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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

• PhD or equivalent degree in Immunology
• Extensive post graduate experience in laboratory research and with a track record of achievement (publications, patents, career progression)
• Deep knowledge and past hands-on experiences in various laboratory techniques related to immune cell functions
• Highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated management skills
• Drug discovery experience in Immuno-oncology, Oncology or Inflammation is desirable
• Demonstration of a high level of scientific rigor and integrity
• Effective team player with excellent people and communication skills


Preferred qualifications:
See above.


Why GSK?:
GSK is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.


Contact information:
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