Senior Innovation Scientist, US Whitespace & Innovation

Employer
GSK
Location
Richmond, Virginia, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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Sector
Science, Pharmaceutical
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
The Senior Innovation Scientist supports and leads new product definition and development within the US Whitespace & Innovation pipeline that serves all US brand portfolios, Wellness and OTC Drug. This individual would have various levels of involvement and leadership in the development of conventional and non-conventional, consumer focused and scientifically differentiated products. Further, this individual would ensure key innovation strategies are defined, aligned and staged for further development.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

Execution Powerhouse
  • Supports the screening and evaluation of external technologies and/or product opportunities for potential fit to US GSK brands and G0 portfolio.
  • Manages or contributes to one or more projects in support of the US Incubator.
  • Owns and drives progress for one or more US R&D platforms in service of mid-term growth strategy.
  • Partners with other R&D Scientists and contractors to facilitate completion of G0 strategy objectives and needs.
  • Designs experiments and carries out scientific work with an awareness of state-of-the-art technology. Creates research plans to fit overall project objectives.
  • Exercises a wide degree of technical sophistication in accomplishing assigned objectives.
  • Ensures all work is conducted in accordance with written procedures (e.g. quality and safety), methods & batch documents, etc.
  • Identify, challenge, develop and implement written procedures (e.g. quality and safety) methods & batch documents, etc.
  • Produces or contributes to, departmental quality documentation (including SOP's, batch documentation, validation protocols & reports), when applicable.
  • Deliver all EHS standards and expectations on site and within the laboratories


Growth Mindset
  • Maintains awareness of scientific literature to assist work progression and understanding, as well as, an awareness of consumer and competitor trends driving industry growth
  • Build relationships within cross-functional partners to deliver innovation programs
  • Highlights own training needs and working with manager develop a training plan and achieve training goals.
  • Trains self and others in new technology and laboratory responsibilities (including coaching, mentoring and elements of personal development).


Consumer and Customer-Obsessed
  • Collaborates with Consumer Understanding and Sensory scientists and contributes to the development of consumer-driven innovation
  • Participate in consumer engagement research to understand the category and needs


Data-Driven
  • Maintains precise experimental records; writes invention records to protect scientific discoveries.
  • Ensures all work is always conducted following good scientific practice and Good Manufacturing Practice (where required).


Agile
  • Thrives in environment of shifting priorities and able to work within resource or budgetary constraints
  • Flexes priorities to remain focused on objectives in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Participates and may lead in general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives


Why you?

Basic Qualifications :

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Experience required: 7 years (BS); 4 years (MS), 2 years PhD
  • Experience with formulation and/or product development


Preferred Qualifications: ​

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Master's Degree or PhD
  • Ability to connect consumer needs to product development
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
  • Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.
  • Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organisations.
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
  • An ability to organize and report study data from internal and external sources.
  • Flair for creativity and innovation
  • Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.


Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business. This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We're striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.

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