Lab Head, Microbiology

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Lead a team of Preclinical scientists to apply the state-of-the-art molecular biology technologies to engineer viral agents, identify vaccine candidates for prevention and treatment of viral diseases, and drive the preclinical development of vector-based vaccine platforms (particularly the RNA platform).

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership with an enterprise mindset, ensuring support to professional development and qualification of staff
  • Ensure the team to use cutting edge technologies and ideas to deliver best preclinical expertise to GSK vaccine projects in discovery, development, and life cycle management
  • Ensure that the objectives of the team are aligned with R&D and business priorities and team activities are designed and delivered according to project needs.
  • Takes full accountability of management tasks for the team and meet data integrity and quality expectations.
  • Ensures the team delivering assigned activities in the most efficient and resource conscious manner; drives innovation to establish technology in the lab to enhance data quality and resource utilization.
  • Possesses strong scientific leadership to enable collaboration with key scientific internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in IP and regulatory filings and publishes in peer reviewed journals
  • Supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows as needed
  • Accountable for the management monitoring of the laboratory, ensuring that compliance with the GSK Environment, Health and Safety standards are an integral part of the operations and culture.
  • Lead and develop a diverse team of scientists, to partner with Scientific leaders delivering preclinical activities to support projects, and to ensure alignment/synergies with other preclinical teams across the global GSK organization
  • Why you?

    Basic Qualifications:

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

  • MD or PhD degree in life sciences
  • 7 years of experience in a related biotechnology field
  • Recognized scientific leader in molecular virology, vector biology, RNA biology, or vaccinology
  • Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Advanced training (e.g. post-doc) and demonstrated ability of managing a team to drive projects.
  • Among 7 years of job experience, at least 5 years are in vaccine/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of GSK Vaccines strategy and objectives, regulatory requirements, and competition intelligence and intellectual property aspects. Ability to integrate this knowledge in decisions and recommendations.
  • People management and communication skills. Need to appropriately manage the interfaces with Scientific Leaders for projects as well as with Preclinical, Technical Development, Clinical, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Global Patents, Legal, Business Development.
  • Able to efficiently manage uncertainty, changes in priority and timeline restrictions.
  • Able to deliver accurate and credible scientific communication outside GSK (e.g., peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, and contacts with other stakeholders).

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