Process Analysis Scientist, Open to flexible working

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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
25 Mar 2021
18 Apr 2021
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GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Within Medicinal Science & Technology we are committed to the research, development and commercialisation of a highly novel pipeline of biopharmaceutical-based therapies to treat unmet medical needs. Biopharm Process Research (BPR) are a department dedicated to the identification of best-in-class, readily industrialised biopharmaceuticals as well as the development of commercial cell lines, processes and formulations, and the transfer to late-stage development & clinical manufacturing. BPR operates as a single team aligned with those of our key partners in Biopharm Medicine Discovery based within the same state of the art facilities at GSK Stevenage.

We are currently seeking a keen, dynamic and self-motivated Process analysis scientist to join the Analytical & Product characterization team. The successful candidate will be tasked with embedding wide-ranging analytical technologies including mass spectrometry for in-depth process and product understanding. This role, through the implementation of process analysis tools, will focus on providing deeper understanding of molecule quality in our process design space and also to generate critical product-process understanding.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, design and execute experiments to support analytical characterization of the biotherapeutics to enable key decisions and knowledge generation
  • Reduce the production cycle time and identify all critical sources of process variability through the implementation of the on-line/at-line or in-line analytical measurements
  • Regularly usage of techniques such as; Protein Mass Spectrometry, N-linked glycan analysis, SEC-HPLC, RP-HPLC, IEX and CEX
  • Although predominantly lab-based, the role also involves important aspects of verbal and written communication to report and present data collected

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Why you?

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • BSc (or equivalent) with experience in an analytical, physchem or biophysics field working with biopharmaceuticals or other biotherapeutics
  • Proven industry experience within the biopharmaceutical field
  • Basic knowledge of Process analytical technology (PAT)
  • A good knowledge of protein mass spectrometry
  • Basic understanding of cell culture processes, the unit operations, and instrumentation used for biopharmaceutical production
  • Ability to independently design and execute work plans

Preferred Qualifications

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Demonstrated creativity in devising analytical approaches for manufacturing unit operations
  • Familiarity with QbD approaches and control strategy development
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of statistical analysis techniques in problem solving in either chemometrics and/or process modelling. Relevant techniques include; multivariate analysis (MVA), empirical DoE approaches, mechanistic modelling
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills for a wide variety of audiences, including senior management
  • Ability to handle large sets of data, including statistical analysis using software packages such as JMP/SIMCA/etc
  • Experience in liquid handling automation systems

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.

At GSK, we're a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK's values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it's about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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