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GlaxoSmithKline is looking for opportunities in Respiratory Diseases

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Collaboration with others in industry, academia, government and non-governmental organisations and healthcare in general is fundamental to GSK's strategic priorities of growing a diversified, global business and delivering more products of value.

Their Worldwide Business Development group is a global team of scientific, transaction, and alliance management experts building diverse collaborations relating to compounds (early stage discovery programs through to marketed products) and technologies. If you prefer to retain the independence to develop alliance compounds through to proof of concept, their Options based collaborative model offers you the flexibility for you to do so. They have an industry leading record in establishing and maintaining collaborations with scientists and organizations in both industry and academia and are experts at building progressive relationships that are strong and mutually beneficial.

Priority areas of science

They are strongly committed to research collaborations with academic groups to advance scientific understanding relevant to their key areas of focus:

  • Respiratory
  • Metabolic pathways
  • Immuno-inflammation
  • Neurosciences
  • Infectious diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Biopharmaceuticals

Specific topics of interest currently for academic collaboration are outlined below.


  • Acquired resistance to steroids
  • Host defence mechanisms in the lung
  • Immunomodulation
  • Lung fibrosis and repair
  • Mucus production and mucociliary clearance
  • CFTR protein function
  • Neuronal hypersensitivity in airways disease
  • Novel bronchodilator targets (not beta2 agonists or muscarinic antagonists)
  • Oxidative stress
  • Resolution of inflammation

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