Associate Scientist

Employer
GSK
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Closes
Apr 14, 2021
Ref
542378
Jobseeker Type
Professional
Organization Type
Corporate
Are you interested in the design and development of analytical methods to support product and process development? If so, this Scientist role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As a Scientist, you will be responsible for performing analytical method development and routine sample testing on investigational vaccine programs as they progress from early development to clinical PhI/II and PhIII trials. In addition, with the analysis of clinical material, you will also support process development and be involved in analytical method transfer to GMP/QC sites. You ensure implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in line with QbD approach in the area of separation sciences (mainly liquid chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques). You are responsible for the quality of scientific data generated, you plan experimental activities according to business priorities and you can present and share your conclusions with external audience.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Analyzing vaccines, recombinant proteins, fusion proteins, and/or mRNA vaccine candidates using :
    • HPLC and UPLC such as reversed phase chromatography (RP-HPLC), ion exchange chromatography (IEX) and affinity chromatography.
    • electrophoretic techniques such as SDS-PAGE, capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE), isoelectric focusing (IEF)
  • Designing and executing specific development projects in collaboration with the related platform staff, following the Quality by Design framework.
  • Interpreting scientific and technical data to reach sound scientific/technical conclusions based on a balance of data, analysis and experience.
  • Collaborating with related platform staff to design, implement, and interpret the data from development workstreams.
  • Functioning as a core team member on several projects in parallel.
  • Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Provides guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Generates strong relationships in the area of technical development with high quality partners beneficial to the organization, both internally and externally, to strengthen development/implementation of new methods/technologies.
  • Prepares and presents scientific data within Technical R&D / Technical Development team and Analytical team meetings
  • Be able to defend scientific data to external events.
  • Authors and reviews technical protocols and reports in support of various project development stages.
  • Utilizes technical process knowledge to meet regulatory requirements appropriate for stage of development.
  • Communicates effectively within TRD and with external stakeholders.
  • Encourages adaptation and proactive promote the GxP / EHS / QA rules application


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • PhD degree, MS degree or a BS degree in a related field with relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience using H/UPLC, CGE, SDS-PAGE, IEF


Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Proficiency with the use of Waters instrumentation and Empower software
  • Experience with other separation technologies such as SDS-PAGE and capillary electrophoresis
  • Experience with analytical method development and analytical transfer
  • Experience with compendial assays
  • Familiar with mRNA characterization using separative technologies


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:

  • 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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