Clinical Assay Expert Scientist



Wavre, Belgium
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job purpose:

Are you energized by the challenge of shaping and accelerating the scientific expertise of a biology program? If so, this Clinical Assay Expert scientist position could be an exciting opportunity to consider.

The purpose of the role is to contribute to the implementation of experimental design and data interpretation required for assay development, validation, and maintenance of clinical assays to detect and quantify biomarkers.

Your responsibilities:

  • You contribute to the implementation of the experimental design in the lab and the interpretation of analytical data in collaboration with the designated statisticians and senior scientists.
  • You provide scientific and technical support for clinical assay and their development.
  • You ensure assay history files are properly maintained and assay analytical plans, raw data and statistical reports are stored in sustainable systems and tools.
  • You are responsible for the operational and technical management of assays, supporting one or several vaccine projects with limited number of technologies in collaboration with the assay owner.
  • You contribute to the improvement of assay quality and facilitate implementation of new technologies.
  • You provide technical support to projects and to the cost effectiveness of Vaccine CL&AP.
  • You contribute to the development of expertise, the implementation of improvements in clinical laboratory processes, of state-of-the-art or innovative solutions in assay technology within the operational platform while giving special attention to assay quality and testing performance.
  • You ensure all activities under your responsibility are performed in compliance with Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines, relevant regulations, and internal policies.

Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

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

  • Master’s degree in a scientific field or equivalent acquired through experiences.
  • At least 5 years of experience in assay development
  • Scientific expertise in Biology and technology including automation.
  • Good experience in statistics is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of analytical techniques as neutralization assays, cells culture, ELISA, immune-assays.
  • Experience in a matrix organization and strong communication skills.
  • Interest in laboratory work and lab management is an important aspect of this role.
  • Fluency in French and English is a must for this position.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • PhD in sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy orientation).
  • Knowledge of a good Quality culture is key for the role.
  • Experience in project management.

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If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.

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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