Senior Analytical Scientist, Open to flexible working

5 days left

Location
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
23 Sep 2021
Closes
23 Oct 2021
Ref
306214
Contract Type
Permanent

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.

We’re seeking a motivated chemist to join our Drug Substance and Product Analysis team at GSK’s flagship R&D site at Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

As a member of a team you will progress analytical aspects aligned to the development, manufacture and supply of new small molecule drug substances intended for use in the production of drug products.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Your role will be predominantly laboratory based, involving independently executing analytical testing using a variety of analytical techniques including HPLC, GC, KF and spectroscopic techniques.

  • You will be will covering projects right across the development cycle from first time in human through to commercialisation. 
  • Duties will include executing analytical work in accordance with GMP
  • Authoring and executing protocols that cover for example method validation and method transfer.
  • Batch analysis, assessment of intermediates and method development.
  • You will be required to clearly document the results of your experiments and communicate the results and your conclusions to other team members.
  • You may also be required to author sections of regulatory submissions and contribute to the definition of the drug substance control strategy.
  • The role is highly technical and dynamic as you will be working in a number of multi-disciplinary project teams. You will thrive in this environment if you are able to effectively manage multiple priorities, communicate your recommendations clearly, and enjoy working in teams.

Please Note:  The successful applicants will be joining a highly energized and committed department and will receive a range of development opportunities from formal training packages to on-the-job training.

Closing Date for Applications: 7th October 2021

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When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications / experience in Chemistry (BSc or M.Chem)
  • Previous experience / knowledge of analytical techniques (specifically; HPLC, GC, KF and spectroscopic techniques)
  • Previous experience of analytical development of novel drug substances in a research and development setting.
  • GMP knowledge / experience

Why GSK?

GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose – along with our goal of being one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies – helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

We take pride in providing access to all and continually focus on our opportunity and obligation to do more to improve inclusion and diversity: for our people inside GSK; in the way we do business; and in the communities where we operate. 

We want our company to be a place where diversity of people and thought is valued everywhere and where we’re all able to be ourselves and feel a sense of belonging. An inclusive organization where we all feel valued, engaged and supported, knowing that our work makes an important contribution to our mission. Reinforced by our clear values and expectations, it is part of our DNA. Together we achieve extraordinary things for our patients and consumers, who rely on us each and every day.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

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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