Drug Design and Selection Future Leader Programme

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by GSK

Not Specified United Kingdom
Research & Development
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
What to expect on the Drug Design and Selection Future Leader Programme?

Discovery Analytical Sciences is seeking a highly motivated graduate to join the Biological Mass Spectrometry team. This newly created role requires that you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to design and execute analytical strategies to support biology and biochemistry in the discovery phases of an R&D project. The Biological Mass Spectrometry team supports activities ranging from structural biology to mechanistic enzymology. The development and support of assays to measure both proteins and small molecules in vitro and in vivo is a key component of the groups remit. In addition, the successful candidate will actively pursue the development and implementation of new mass spectrometry-based technologies that will enhance our ability to more rapidly discover molecules and more thoroughly evaluate them in a relevant biological context. It is expected that person filling this position will publish independent and collaborative research in peer reviewed journals. We are looking for candidates who can make outstanding long-term contributions to our organization. The ideal candidates are driven, curious and can easily build relationships with others; easily adapt to different situations and environments, learn fast, are proactive, result-oriented and driven by challenges and, most importantly, share GSK Values and Expectations.

A day in the life of a Drug Design and Selection Future Leader
  • You will work with a multidisciplinary team of chemists, analytical scientists and biologists to discover new drug molecules and understand how they influence their targets.
  • You'll be responsible for the design and execution of label free, mass spec-based biochemical and cellular assays.
  • You'll use state of the art mass spectrometry techniques to explore structural biology and protein modifications.
  • Seek out, evaluate and implement novel automation and sample introduction technologies for mass spectrometry analysis of protein, peptides and small molecules.
  • You'll deliver high quality data to enable early decision making for target and compound progression
  • You'll contribute and take a role in defining the analytical strategy to support discovery biology.

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • An innovative mind and the ability to solve problems
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Keep focused when the pressure is on
  • An ability to assimilate information and prioritise even outside your area of expertise
  • Desire to interact with different parts of the business
  • A team player who actively collaborates with others
  • Must have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology where the emphasis of your research was using mass spectrometry to solve problems in biology or biochemistry
  • Hands-on experience with biology and biochemistry laboratory techniques
  • Interest in data analytics and computational approaches to data analysis
  • For this UK-based role, you must have a willingness to work internationally as you might spend up to 6-12 months abroad during the programme

Is the Future Leader Programme for you?

Not only do we want to find the right candidate, we want you to choose a scheme that's right for you.

Our Future Leaders Programmes are for those who aspire to be leaders, inspire others and relish some of the world's biggest healthcare challenges. We believe in focusing on the patient and conducting our business with integrity, transparency and respect for everyone we work with.

We invest heavily in your personal development to prepare you for a career as a leader through regular discussions with your line manager and support from a wide network of colleagues but you are still the driver of your development. You will also have continuous training where 70% is on-the-job, 20% is through developmental relationships and 10% is through formal training and educational courses.

About GSK

We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products. These help millions of people around the world do more, feel better and live longer.

Our commercial success depends on creating innovative products and making these accessible to as many people who need them as possible. By achieving this, we will be able to grow our business and provide benefits to patients, consumers, society, our employees and our shareholders. We have a significant global commercial presence in more than 150 markets, a network of 84 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.

Before you apply

Our Future Leader Programme is passionate about developing local leadership capabilities for local countries, so it is vital you have eligibility to live and work in the country for which you are applying.
Please note that candidates need to be available to attend a one day assessment centre in London, UK late 2018.

GSK is committed to empowering employees and creating an inclusive and diverse environment because it shows that we value and respect all contributions. It is good for business because it brings different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles to GSK

Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

Reference: 599154371

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