Behavioural Neuroscientists in Neuroscience Discovery
Location:
Collegeville , Pennsylvania
Posted:
October 23, 2017
Reference:
164644
Basic qualifications:
• BSc or Master or PhD degree in Neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology or related area
• Exposure to a range of neurobehaviour paradigms that can be applied to Neuroscience Drug Discovery
• 1 to 5 years of industry or academic working experience
• Hands-on experience in diverse assessments of animal behaviour to understand exposure:effect relationships in relation to disease.
• Hands-on experience in the handling of animals and administration of drugs via a variety of routes of administration
• Fundamental understanding of the principles of animal health and welfare with an aptitude for implementing the 3Rs

Preferred qualifications:
• Profound interest in neurodegenerative and/or neuroexcitation related disease mechanisms
• Ability to hypothesize, propose and execute experiments based on the results and influence program/project decision making
• Knowledge and experience in multiple dimensions of behavioural neuroscience that can probe disease relevant mechanisms through independent working and/or with supervision
• Good publication track record consistent with years of experience
• Industry drug discovery experience
• Effective communication skills

Details:
Scientist positions are available at multiple levels. The level and accountabilities will be determined based on education status, years of experience and fit to the specific needs of the Research programs within Neuroscience Discovery. Thus the below are an outline of key elements of the job irrespective of level:

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities:
• Conduct neurobehavioural experiments to support drug discovery programs
• Perform pharmacological, mechanistic and/or phenotypic in vivo experiments in appropriate species. Experience in neuroimaging and neurophysiology is a plus
• Record, analyze and derive research data, interpret and draw appropriate and meaningful conclusions through independent working and/or with supervision
• Resolve technical challenges and deliver results efficiently
• Report and communicate scientific ideas and results in English (both verbal and written)
• Work as a team player with the potential for independent activities
• Work under supervision as needed and/or provide minimal supervision as needed
Accountability:
• Accountable for experimental conduct, recording protocols and results in electronic laboratory notebooks
• Accountable for experimental timelines and delivery of results in accordance with business objectives
• Ensure scientific rigor and integrity of the data collected as well as the conclusions derived
• Accountable for own safety and the safety of the team
• Be accountable for your own development with support from line manager
• Work and behave in compliance with GSK values and code of conduct
Complexity:
• Demonstrate ownership and strive to enhance self-performance and support others in the team to perform
• Where appropriate, prioritize tasks and support others to contribute to the project
• Effectively communicate results to internal groups/project teams

Basic Requirements:

• BSc or Master or PhD degree in Neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology or related area
• Exposure to a range of neurobehaviour paradigms that can be applied to Neuroscience Drug Discovery
• 1 to 5 years of industry or academic working experience
• Hands-on experience in diverse assessments of animal behaviour to understand exposure:effect relationships in relation to disease.
• Hands-on experience in the handling of animals and administration of drugs via a variety of routes of administration
• Fundamental understanding of the principles of animal health and welfare with an aptitude for implementing the 3Rs

Preferred Requirements:

• Profound interest in neurodegenerative and/or neuroexcitation related disease mechanisms
• Ability to hypothesize, propose and execute experiments based on the results and influence program/project decision making
• Knowledge and experience in multiple dimensions of behavioural neuroscience that can probe disease relevant mechanisms through independent working and/or with supervision
• Good publication track record consistent with years of experience
• Industry drug discovery experience
• Effective communication skills

About Neuroscience R&D at GSK:

Today there are still millions of people without access to basic healthcare, thousands of diseases without adequate treatments and millions more people who suffer from everyday ailments. At GSK we want to change this to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK continues to invest in and optimize R&D activities as recently outlined by our CEO, Emma Walmsley, in aligning key priorities to enable this vision.

GSK has an established history of delivering medicines that can change the lives of people suffering from a range of Neuroscience related diseases. With the huge unmet medical needs in the fields of neurodegeneration and neuroexcitation, GSK Neuroscience Discovery will be located at our US research hub in Collegeville, PA site in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

A range of positions are immediately available for passionate and innovative scientists to enable the development of future transformational medicines that can impact the lives of people suffering with neurodegenerative diseases or Pain. Whatever your level of experience or academic or industrial background we are interested in hearing from scientists who thrive in working in a dynamic team environment to integrate basic and clinical science opportunities to advance the translation of biological knowledge into future game changing therapies.

This advert is specifically for Behavioural Neuroscientists but other opportunities within GSK Neuroscience Discovery may be found on www.gsk.com/careers.

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