Manager, Genomics (Darby)

  • Darby, PA


: $76,830.00 - $117,070.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Physician

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We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, agile and experienced scientist with lab level expertise in genomics technologies to join the Cellular Biomarkers group within the Bioanalysis, Immunogenicity and Biomarkers (BIB) department based in Collegeville, PA. The Cellular Biomarker Assay Group is responsible for developing and validating cellular and tissue biomarker assays that can be used to support GCP analysis of clinical trial samples in alignment with the Experimental Medicine partners.

The genomics scientists will generate data to support the understanding of disease heterogeneity, drugs mechanism of action, and patient response to treatment at the molecular level through application of advanced genomics technologies, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Single cell analysis, Nanostring, qPCR and molecular characterization of single genes/proteins.

This individual will serve as a group leader and technical expert in applied genomic technologies, providing scientific leadership and guidance on the use of NGS, digital quantification of nucleic acids and single cell analysis to support drug discovery. This role will conduct and oversee all aspects of method development, trouble-shooting, validation and sample analysis for clinical studies requiring genomic technologies endpoints. The successful individual will complete all aspects of the determination; including reagent selection/optimization, sample preparation, sample acquisition, data processing. They will ensure all work is conducted in compliance of GCP regulations (when necessary) and follows the appropriate SOPs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Biomarker Leads and provide biomarker assay support to deliver on biomarker strategy as defined by project needs. Work with data management, programming and bioinformatics scientists to expedite the transfer of biomarker data to clinical team.
  • Be responsible for developing bespoke genomic assays using applied genomic technologies to support clinical studies; delivery of robust, high quality data packages and will demonstrate the ability to critique work to enable lead modalities to be smoothly progressed into clinical development
  • Help lead efforts to investigate novel genomic platforms and imbed within the organization
  • Act as subject matter expert for the transfer of assays to CROs
  • Track record of handling multiple projects concurrently
  • Willingness to develop and train others as required
  • Handling of human biological samples and performing experimental work in accordance with HBSM, safety, data integrity and GCP guidelines.
  • Why you?

    Basic Qualifications:

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

  • PhD in genomics, molecular or cellular biology or related disciplines with 6 years of applicable post-doctoral research experience.
  • Broad experience and in-depth knowledge of current genomics analytical platforms (e.g., RNA-Seq microbiome, qPCR, Nanostring) for genomic biomarkers to offer innovative solutions for fit for purpose biomarkers.
  • Extensive experience in designing, troubleshooting and implementing single cell RNA-seq applications or similar high content techniques (e.g., BD Rhapsody, 10x Genomics) to evaluate disease physiology and/or drug effects on disease processes in a research or clinical setting.
  • Proven ability to provide biomarker/translational expertise on programs/project teams for clinical studies using advanced genomic and transcriptomics technologies
  • Maintains a disciplined approach, ensuring a relentless focus on quality, compliance, scientific rigor and operational excellence for the testing of samples from early clinical trial programs
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills to work well with colleagues from all phases of clinical drug development and influence biomarker testing strategies
  • Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Proactively demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadlines; both independently and in a team.
  • Experience in the development and validation of novel genomic assays to support clinical measurements and their translation to a companion diagnostic (CDx) when applicable. Experience of working with external vendors for the transfer of assay to support clinical trial sample analysis and development of CDx (where appropriate).
  • Why 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:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.
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    Associated topics: anatomic, forensic, genomic, hematopathologist, investigative, lab, molecular, pathology, pth, research

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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