Analytical Senior Scientist, Open to flexible working

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Weybridge, Surrey
10 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type

The GSK Consumer Healthcare R&D team supports the development of leading global brands in Consumer Health care. Analytical sciences is a specialized discipline providing support to new product development, by developing, validating and transferring state-of-the-art robust methods that enable the growth of the Consumer Health Business.

This role is to execute technical strategies in analytical chemistry, within a region or category, which is focused on the delivery of innovation, may lead moderately complex problem solving, troubleshoot and solve analytical methodology issues in the GSK network.

This role is familiar with HPLC and GC and well established detection technology.. This role displays continuing growth of knowledge of analytical chemistry. The role requires close collaboration with new product development.

Key Responsibilities

  • An engaged technical expert who executes technical aspects of analytical development
  • Has advanced knowledge of varied aspects or a specialized aspect of a discipline and working knowledge of principles and concepts in other relevant disciplines. Applies technical and functional knowledge to design experiments, assist in project design, and independently completes tasks
  • Acts as a scientific resource within the analytical team
  • Creates innovative methodologies
  • A scientific and technical colleague who interfaces with internal and external partners such as Formulations and Quality
  • Assist in the development of novel approaches to solve moderately difficult problems
  • Leads or participates in due diligence, new business opportunities and product assessments as required.
  • Produces effective presentations and possesses writing skills to tailor messages to a variety of audiences as appropriate (e.g. external, commercial, management, scientific).
  • Successfully perfoms and directs method validation / transfer activities without supervision
  • Consistently recognizes atypical data including chromatography and intermediate results and resolves the issues
  • Capable of troubleshooting difficult instrumentation issues
  • Successfully directs and performs method development for various finished dosage forms

Knowledge/ Education / Previous Experience Required

  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry MS Chemistry with extensive experience in analytical chemistry
  • BS Chemisry
  • Moderate knowledge of Regulatory, GMP and ICH Quality management system standards
  • Some experience in the area of analytical sciences in the Rx, OTC or consumer products industry
  • Proven ability to assist in developing scientifically sound and robust methods of analysis to be used for release and stability testing and complex problem solving
  • Good communication and influencing skills in a complex, matrix environment
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements related to analytical chemistry within product development.
  • The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational ability, comfort with complexity and ambiguity and an ability to lead within a strong matrix organization.
  • A passion for science will be essential given the critical importance of technical expertise for the success of the organization.

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