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Biopharmaceutical Associate II

Rockville, Maryland
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Are you looking the opportunity to be with a company that manufactures products that treat challenging diseases such as Lupus, severe Asthma, and Cancer? Do you want to be part of a team that is committed to helping people do more, feel better, and live longer. If so, this opportunity at GSK for a Biopharmaceutical Associate 2 may be the role for you. As a Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate 2 you will be under the direction of senior personnel and perform production operations including fermentation or cell culture operations, prepare media and buffer solutions, chromatographic separation, filtration and concentration operation, as well as being involved in both start-up and product changeover activities. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Possesses expertise and functional knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with minimal guidance and producing quality results: Set-up of fixed and mobile process equipment and parts with CIP skids to carry out validated cleaning and sterilization processes Perform the set-up, operation, cleaning and break-down of process equipment. Perform sampling procedures on various analytical instruments to analyze cell culture, solution and/or product concentration characteristics. Operate Filter integrity devices to confirm the integrity of filters pre and post use. Knowledge and experience with process operations, equipment and instrument monitoring and trending to enable proactive identification of issues to escalate and correct with applicable departments. Follow appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols and batch records to safely perform process operations and document compliantly with good documentation and data integrity practices. Preparation, cleaning, sterilization, batching, pasteurization or filtration and delivery of media and solutions for cell culture and purification operations. Follow all related safety policies and procedures. Basic understanding and knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with some supervisory guidance: Knowledge and application of standard ERP processes in M-ERP following global and local procedures. Knowledge and skill required to manage and use automation and emerging digital platforms. Ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation. Understanding of the GSK Production System (GPS) continuous improvement system and apply the GPS mindsets and behaviors The ability to provide teaching and facilitation skills in training delivery. General familiarity with the following areas: Build positive relationships with others and conduct negotiation to establish win/win solutions. Ability to articulate production equipment and / or manufacturing process problems to ensure accurate and detailed communication. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGER Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: High School Diploma or equivalency 1+ years of directly related manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with the demonstration of a high level of performance Understanding the of the basic Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations; Must exhibit GSK Values and Expectations Must be able to follow detailed processing instructions as well as accurately documenting all necessary documentation. Ability to work shift that covers a 24/7 operation Ability to lift and carry materials weighing as much as 50lbs. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Art / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline. Strong verbal and written skills. Demonstration of a high level of performance Why GSK? 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. 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