Are you a passionate and motivated scientist with a focus on drug discovery and development in the field of Immuno-Oncology (IO)? If so, this might be a great opportunity for you. The Immuno-Oncology & Combinations RU (research unit) within the GSK Oncology organization is seeking a scientist to enable the discovery/validation of novel cancer immunotherapies and provide critical path biology/MoA support for assets entering the clinic. If this seems appealing, the Investigator , Immuno-Oncology couldbe an ideal position to explore.

As an Investigator of the Immuno-Oncology & Combinations RU, your responsibilities will be to:

  • Work within a dynamic environment as a member of a global matrix team to identify, progress, and provide ongoing translational support for novel cancer immunotherapies.
  • Manage other scientists within your line to identify and validate novel therapeutic targets.
  • Work independently to design and execute impactful experiments which influence the direction of assets within the GSK Oncology portfolio.
  • Champion innovative experimental techniques/technologies, including scalable ex vivo immunological assays and high-parameter FACS/RNAseq-based immune cell profiling.
  • Build communication networks across the GSK R&D organization.
  • Guide the maturation and de-risking of novel therapeutic IO concepts.

Why you? 

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • PhD in Immuno-Oncology or related field with 4+ years post-doctoral experience.
  • Experience defining/executing target discovery/validation and pre-clinical experimental medicine development (biologics and small molecules).
  • Experience in laboratory research and knowledge of current scientific techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 2+ years pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry research experience
  • Highly preferred: Direct and/or management experience for a range of biologists including biochemists, cellular/molecular biologists and cell-based assay developers & flow cytometry/CyTOF experts.
  • Strong peer-reviewed publication, public speaking / presentation and/or inventorship record.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including critical and analytical thinking.
  • Deep expertise in immunology, good interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently.

W hy GSK? 

Our values and expectationsare 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: 

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details. 


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