Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Stevenage


Your Responsibilities:

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent individual to join our Process Research team within Cell and Gene Therapy Product Development and Supply.

GSK’s Cell and Gene Therapy Product Development and Supply is responsible for delivering the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) aspects of the projects from early phase to launch and the development of innovative technologies to enable step-change improvements to cell & gene therapy manufacture.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Working in the research lab on cell expansions, isolations and associated analytics, (Flow cytometry and PCR etc)
- Participate in activities related to the understanding and improvement of the cell-virus interactions for the genetic modification of primary cells.
- Work in a matrix team environment to enable delivery of project and department objectives to the highest possible scientific standard.
- Ensure compliance with all GSK R&D data integrity practices, ethics codes, standards and training, and safety training and practices.

In addition to laboratory-based activities, the role may involve contribution to documents required for Regulatory submissions (Briefing documents, IMPDs, etc). The successful candidate will report to the Transduction Sciences Manager. Their work will however involve collaboration with multiple units within GSK as well as external collaborators. Excellent communication, organisation and presentation skills, as well as demonstrable ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams are required.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Thursday 30th May (COB)

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

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.



Why You?

- BSc degree in Immunology, Haematology, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent.
- Experience with human primary cell isolation and expansion.
- Experience in use of viral vectors for genetic modification.
- Experience in cell analysis/characterisation techniques (Flow cytometry).
- Experience in assays for gene/protein expression analysis (PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, WB, etc)
- Good organisation and communication skills
- Demonstrable ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams
- Demonstrable ability to work independently, plan, organise, troubleshoot and present work

Preferred qualifications:

- MSc degree in Immunology, Haematology, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent

Why GSK?:

GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. We discover, make and market life-enhancing products that are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. We have 3 primary areas of business in pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. We have offices in more than 115 countries, major research centers in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China and an extensive manufacturing network with 87 sites globally. Our three strategic priorities are to grow a diversified global business, deliver products of value, and to simplify our operating model.

Contact information:

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