Microbiology Senior Scientist

Richmond, VA, Virginia
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Microbiology/Virology, Pharmaceutical
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Site Name: Richmond Sherwood Posted Date: Dec 20 2021 The GSK Consumer Healthcare R&D team supports the development of leading global brands in Consumer Health care. As part of Cross-category Microbiology team, the Microbiologist will provide expert microbiological advice and technical support to the R&D project teams. Reporting to the Microbiology Team Leader the Microbiologist role will provide microbiology support for the delivery of new products, product development, methods, claims and technology development programmes that contribute to the growth of the Consumer Health Business. In addition, guiding team of junior Microbiology members on their daily activities and laboratory work is required. The role requires collaborative, positive relationship with New Product Research, New Product Development, Regulatory Affairs and manufacturing Microbiology operations. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Successfully manage complex R&D projects, by ensuring Microbiology QbD principles and relevant regulatory requirements are built in project plan. Maintains a good project overview and understanding of business priorities, foresees potential issues and works proactively to provide solutions. Develops test plans with Design of Experiments (DoE) principles to generate robust data package for the new launch. Proactively identify new Innovation capabilities to support new microbiological claims and visualization. Ensures all routine and non-routine Microbiological work are always performed following good scientific practice or GMP and in accordance with written procedures. Prepares in-depth risk assessment for the projects and provide Microbiology expert summary for regulatory submissions. Proactively identifies opportunity reduce testing or use of historical data via sound technical justification. Reviews microbiology control systems data for trend analysis, highlighting alerts/outages along with appropriate action needed. Carry out root cause analysis and implement effective CAPA. Understands business needs and to seek opportunities to make improvements both within the scope of the project and in the Microbiology department working practices. In collaboration with stakeholders in R&D and manufacturing, provide technical input to project teams on microbiological aspect throughout the project lifecycle. Guides junior microbiology members in method development, product and raw material assessments and effective project planning for 'on time' and 'right first time' project deliverable . Alerts Team leader and key stakeholders on Microbiology issues and project concerns. Knowledge of compendial testing for non-sterile preparations, such as MLT, AET, method validation, and water activity Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology Experience working in the Microbiology laboratory, where independent design of experiments are required Experience and knowledge of the product development process and Microbiology requirements within Quality and compliance framework Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: MSc or PhD in Microbiology Technical expertise in a specialized Microbiology discipline such as Biofilm, Microbiome, host-microbe interactions Ability to problem solve Scientific expertise Project management experience Experience analyzing data Ability to influence others 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. Budgeting and cost-consciousness *LI-GSK If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. 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