Associate Chemometrician, Open to flexibility

Ware, Hertfordshire
14 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018

Associate Chemometrician, Open to flexibility

GlaxoSmithKline, is currently developing our next generation of manufacturing platforms embedding continuous processes for drug substance and drug products to support our novel medicines in development. As a result of these efforts, we are seeking a junior chemometrician to contribute to the modeling of the associated process data types to develop innovative methods for process understanding, monitoring and control.

Together with your colleagues you will set direction and develop models aiming at accelerating the development of new processes, increase their quality and reduce manufacturing and development costs. You will work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary team and get support from a wide range of experts (engineers, formulators and other modelers).

The specific accountabilities include:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of chemometric models for the design, delivery and control of the drug substance/drug product and its intermediates in continuous processes.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new technologies for the implementation of chemometric models in the manufacturing environment.
  • Work as part of a matrix project team to deliver chemometric models for late stage development and industrialization in manufacturing.
  • Interpret data from continuous manufacturing platforms through the application of chemometric modeling to inform chemists, formulators, engineers and aid the setup of efficient designed experiments to accelerate development.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of novel approaches for the effective monitoring of continuous processes.
  • Contribute to the definition of the chemometric modeling software needs, collaboration requirements, and experimental support necessary to deliver the required models and process understanding.
  • Maintaining a strong awareness of scientific advances in chemometric modeling through actively reviewing literature and collaborating externally.
  • Developing project plans and identifying key milestones with respect to chemometric modeling which deliver to the overall team project plan.
  • Contribute to defining strategies and plans to continually improve chemometric modeling capability in this area.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Closing date for applications: 19th April 2018

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application 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.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Basic qualifications:

  • A degree in chemometrics, mathematics, industrial engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of main chemometric methods for data analysis
  • Experience in the applications of chemometric modeling for pharmaceutical processes or similar industrial processes
  • Understanding in the measurement, and in the planning and execution of the associated experimentation in an optimized manner (e.g. embedding statistical design concepts)
  • Understanding in the use of different modeling tools, e.g. mechanistic and empirical in real world industrial scenarios.
  • Adaptable self starter able to work effectively in an evolving business area, with excellent teamwork skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Good communication skills, particularly across scientists not versed in your technical area.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in the applications of chemometric modeling for pharmaceutical processes or similar industrial processes.
  • Understanding and experience of pharmaceutical product development, with a preference for continuous manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific excellence with an ability to innovate, identify and implement novel solutions in development and/or manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive continual improvement.
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (e.g. matlab, Python, R).

Why GSK?:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery for strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

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