Antibody Engineer Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Science 30 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Branford, Connecticut





Job Description:

The Role

ViiV Healthcare is seeking a talented, creative investigator with expertise in antibody engineering, he/she will play a key role in the discovery and development of novel biotherapeutics. Join our multidisciplinary team and help advance therapies for HIV treatment/prevention/cure; furthering ViiV Healthcare’s mission “to leave no patient behind”. At ViiV Healthcare we are committed to development, building on the strengths of the individual, in the context of doing our best for patients

Additional required skills/competencies:

To be successful in the role, the candidate must have good leaderships skills, be organized, meet deadlines and be capable of handling multiple assignments simultaneously. The candidate should be able to understand, interpret, and effectively communicate complex scientific data with internal/external opinion leaders and stakeholders. Possess a good balance of creative and analytical skills and he/she must be a team player.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Expertise in molecular biology tasks such as PCR-based cloning, construct design, site-directed mutagenesis, vector engineering, optimization of antibody expression etc.

  • A track record of experience in protein structural modeling and use of modeling suites such as MOE, Schrodinger etc.

  • Optimize /facilitate assay development (protein/protein and/or cell-based) for antibody characterization to select leads with good biophysical properties and low immunogenicity potential.

  • Experience with protein binding assays (Octet, Biacore, ELISA etc.) and protein analytics.

  • Selection, optimization and formatting of antibodies, Fabs or single chain fragments.

  • Clinical/preclinical discovery of antibody based biotherapeutics in an industrial setting or laboratory setting is desired.

  • Experience with flow cytometry, automation and liquid handling is a plus.



Additional required skills/competencies:

To be successful in the role, the candidate must have good leaderships skills, be organized, meet deadlines and be capable of handling multiple assignments simultaneously. The candidate should be able to understand, interpret, and effectively communicate complex scientific data with internal/external opinion leaders and stakeholders. Possess a good balance of creative and analytical skills and he/she must be a team player.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:


  • PhD degree or equivalent with experience in molecular/cellular biology or protein engineering.  

  • 2-5 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry and/or academic experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cellular/protein techniques in the realm of antibody/protein engineering with hands-on experience in modeling, construct design, cloning, expression and purification.

Why GSK?

At GSK we are leaders in what we do - our pharmaceuticals business is made up of innovative and established medicines and holds leading positions in respiratory disease and HIV, in 2015 we distributed more than 690 million doses of vaccines to over 150 countries, and our Consumer Healthcare group has a portfolio of some of the world’s most trusted and bestselling brands. As a company our mission is to help people do more, feel better, live longer. 

We offer a competitive salary package including on target bonus, shares, private medical insurance, a company pension plan, generous annual leave and a commitment to your personal development.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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