Biological Asset Management Scientist



Upper Providence Township, PA, USA
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2024

Site Location: Upper Providence, PA - full time on-site presence is required.

Job Purpose:

We are seeking a highly-motivated scientist to fill a cellular biology laboratory position in the Protein, Cell, & Structural Sciences Department within the Target Discovery division of Research Technologies located in Upper Providence, PA. The primary responsibility of the department is to design, generate, validate, and archive biological reagents for discovery activities across all of GSK’s therapeutic modalities. The department also provides the structural and mechanistic understanding of drug target, molecular recognition, and mode of action to deliver the best molecule.

The successful candidate will work as part of the biological archiving team supporting biological archiving activities for the Upper Providence site and in support of requests from the UK for testing and resupply. The BioArchiving Scientist will maintain GSK’s biological asset inventory and will fulfill requests in a timely manner, will preserve new deposits of plasmids, viruses, strains, and cell lines and will replenish these to meet user requests and performing sample QC testing as required. In addition, they will maintain their relevant electronic laboratory notebook and ensure biological archiving information is complete and accurate throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquire, supply, process, perform QC and archive biological samples ensuring adherence to ethical & regulatory requirements.

  • Weekly testing for mycoplasma and sterility and the monthly cell line authentication tests

  • Communication of results to requestors in a timely and effective manner.

  • Ensure biological sample inventories and databases are accurate, complete and up-to-date.

  • Act as a point of contact for GSK biologists globally to access global bio archiving capabilities.

  • Ensure compliance with all GSK R&D data integrity practices, ethics codes, standards and training, and safety training and practice.

  • Work in a matrix team environment to enable optimal delivery of project and department objectives to the highest possible scientific standard.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum BS/BA in a life sciences discipline (e.g. cellular biology) with relevant laboratory or sample management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Experience with biological sample management.

  • Knowledge and experience working with human and non-human biological samples.

  • Practical knowledge of tissue culture and cell biology techniques.

  • Strong data management skills and advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, proactive, detail oriented, & able to prioritize work in response to multiple demands.

  • Demonstrated strengths in high performance behaviors, such as building relationships, flexible thinking, and enabling/driving change.


Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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