USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Feb 20 2020
Are you looking to kick off your career in the pharmaceutical industry? Are you passionate about science and improving human health? If so, we would love for you to consider an exciting Associate Scientist or Engineer opportunity in our Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT), Biopharmaceutical Product Development and Supply (BPDS), or Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (PSC) teams.
The Associate Scientist, Production Specialist, and Engineer roles are ideally suited for students completing an undergraduate degree in fields such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical or Biochemical engineering. Join a team of exceptional scientists and engineers who will support your development and share your passion around improving human health.
Successful candidates will report to a supervisor/manager within CGT, BPDS, or PSC in a process development, analytical development, manufacturing operations, process technology, engineering, or quality control function, and will be based at either GSK’s Upper Merion or Upper Providence (US) site outside Philadelphia.
General Responsibilities (details vary by functional area):
- You will execute experiments, manufacturing, or testing activities that result in high quality material for patient treatment and robust, high quality data to inform decision making. You will follow established protocols, operate laboratory or process equipment, and record results effectively in a laboratory notebook or batch record with minimal supervision. Where applicable, you will lead continuous improvement of operations and be accountable for planning, stocking, and inventory management.
- You will be accountable for meeting timelines in accordance with business objectives. You will anticipate/recognize potential issues, risks and opportunities and initiate action to address or prevent problems.
- You will execute assigned tasks and activities with high quality and attention to your own and to other's safety. You will comply with regulatory, safety, and data integrity policies and standards. You will work cross-functionally across teams, departments and, where appropriate, divisions.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery for strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
GSK’s Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT), Biopharmaceutical Product Development and Supply (BPDS), and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (PSC) groups are responsible for delivering the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) aspects of projects from early-phase development through commercial supply, as well as the development of innovative improvements to the design and manufacture of cell and gene therapy and biopharmaceutical medicines.
Our Scientists and Engineers aim to understand and operate complex systems to ensure that products are developed, manufactured, and tested in a reproducible manner with the highest quality standards to ensure safety and efficacy. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to help develop ground-breaking Cell and Gene Therapy and Biopharm medicines to help patients with unmet medical needs.
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology
Operational knowledge of routine laboratory work and equipment
Strong academic performance in STEM related coursework
Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for future sponsorship
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
Team player with excellent initiative and good organization, planning, and communication skills
Attention to detail including ability to follow procedures and documentation requirements
Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and to seek guidance and escalate when necessary
Demonstrated understanding of cell culture, protein purification, microbiology, and/or analytical methods. This may have been gained through laboratory projects or industrial internships.
Practical laboratory skills relative to biological process development, production, or testing, e.g. aseptic technique, cell culture, filtration, chromatography, centrifugation, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR
Basic knowledge of GMP or regulatory requirements of the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry
Learning agility demonstrated by the ability learn new concepts quickly and understand their application
Hands-on research or manufacturing experience outside of coursework laboratory sessions
Our values and expectations are 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:
Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
Sustaining energy and well-being.
Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
Budgeting and cost-consciousness.
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