Analytical Scientist, Open to flexible working

6 days left

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 transfering 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 in the GSK network.

This role is familiar with aspects of HPLC and GC and simple detection technology within the Analytical department. This role is recognized as having a good knowledge of Analytical chemistry.

Key Responsibilities

  • An engaged scientist who executes technical aspects of analytical development
  • Has knowledge of varied aspects or a specialized aspect of a scientific discipline
  • Applies technical skills and functional knowledge to projects / assignments
  • Acts as a scientific resource within the analytical team
  • Recognized as a colleague with growing scientific contributions
  • May use or develop novel hypotheses; new ideas and knowledge are used frequently
  • A scientific and technical colleague who interfaces with internal and external partners such as Formulations and Quality
  • Assists in the development of approaches to solving moderate problems
  • Produces effective presentations and possesses writing skills that is able to tailor messages appropriate with assistance (audiences could include external partners, commercial colleagues, management and internal scientific community).
  • Leads method development and validation activities with supervision
  • Properly follows appropriate documentation procedures, including recognizing documentation issues and working with colleagues to resolve the issues in a timely manner
  • Capable of troubleshooting moderately difficult instrumentation issues
  • Successfully executes established procedures, methodologies and method validation / transfer protocols with minimum supervision

Knowledge/ Education / Previous Experience Required

  • MS Analytical Chemistry with a minimum of 5 years of experience or BS with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience
  • Some experience in the area of analytical sciences in preferably 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 skills in a matrix environment
  • Some knowledge of cGMP requirements related to analytical chemistry within product development.
  • Ability to communicate problems and challenges in a clear and concise manner
  • 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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