Cell Biologist

GlaxoSmithKline - Collegeville, PA4.2

Your Responsibilities:
The field of biology research and development, including imaging science. Job Family - Biological Sciences: Performs biological discovery and development research within a major or significant therapeutic area or a sub-speciality (e.g. biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology). Job Family Group - Science and Technology: Designs and executes studies to discover, understand, model, simulate, and create new drug molecules. Researches target identification, target validation, drug interactions with targets or receptors, and assay development. Maintains knowledge of competitive market conditions, patient requirements and technology advances.

Job Description-
  • Responsible for generating mechanistic hypotheses, developing strategies and technologies from rigorous design to implementation and data analyses.
  • Focus on enhancing our understanding of the roles of cell-cell communication in the development and progression of diseases such as cancer
Why You?

  • Ph.D. Degree in Biological Sciences (ex. Cell Biology, Tumor Biology,).
  • At least 3 yrs prior relevant academic or industry research experience in the intercellular communication setting.
  • Must have a deep understanding of cell biology with an emphasis on cell-cell communication and oncology.
  • Extensive hands on experience with human and animal cell culture, cell and organelle staining and confocal microscopy
Preferred qualifications:
  • Record of publication in a top-tier peer reviewed journal(s).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including critical and analytical thinking.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute experiments, interpret data.
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity.
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the immediate team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where needed
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Open to suggestions and experimentation to drive the science in the field of interest
  • The candidate should be energetic and inspirational, with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as to collaborate with peers in a team.
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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