Senior Process Engineer/Investigator, Open to flexible working

1 day left

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
17 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
Contract Type

Be You’ at GSK

At GSK, we're a company with a purpose to help people do more, feel better and live longer. We realise that our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best. Therefore, we want all applicants to be able to perform their best throughout the recruitment process.

We will be delighted to hear from talented individuals that align to our values. These are at the heart of everything we do and include: Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living our values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. In return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Together, we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us.

As a modern employer, we empower you to be yourself, share ideas and work collaboratively

Senior Process Engineer/Investigator

We are seeking a motivated Senior Process Engineer to join GSK in our Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Chemical Development function at our flagship R&D site at Stevenage.  This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your Engineering and Scientific knowledge and experience, as well as develop your expertise, within a world leading pharmaceutical company.

Chemical Development supports our small molecule portfolio in Pharma R&D and develops the manufacturing processes that turn those molecules into medicines.

The Senior Process Engineer (called an Investigation within the company) is a member of the Primary Engineering function at the Stevenage site.  In delivering your role you will use your chemical/process engineering knowledge and expertise to coordinate the development and deployment of state-of-the-art processes and technologies to enable the delivery of GSK’s medicines.

This is a highly practical role where you will be working in the R&D laboratories alongside synthetic chemists and material scientists to generate process understanding that underpins the successful scale-up and commercial industrialisation of GSK’s future manufacturing processes.  Your focus will be to combine information generated in laboratory studies with your strong knowledge of engineering principles and processes (including simulation/modelling) to develop robust, scalable pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.  As projects advance through development, pilot plant support will also be required across scales and sites, culminating in the transfer of projects to commercial manufacturing facilities (globally).  The role is highly technical and dynamic as you will be working in a number of multi-disciplinary project teams.

Working at GSK offers opportunity to broaden your experience across R&D and our medicine supply chain. Additionally, GSK is a Gold Corporate Partner of the IChemE, with its own Accredited Company Training Scheme, giving you the opportunity to develop towards Chartered Engineer status.

In this role you will…

  • Be driven and motivated, with strong experience of working in a complex GMP environment, 
  • be a qualified process/chemical engineer, with strong people skills. 
  • Be equally as comfortable generating lab data, through a demonstrated hands-on and practical ability, as you are handling and interpreting data, including applying modelling techniques. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions.
  • Need to be persuasive, have a strong continuous improvement mindset, and have proven experience dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups, as well as managing multiple priorities.
  •  Ideally have worked in a highly regulated industry. 

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualification (e.g.; MSc/PhD in chemical/process engineering or related discipline).
  • Relevant Knowledge / Experience (e.g.; manufacturing process scale-up from R&D laboratories to commercial industrialization).

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Experience in the application of process simulation/modelling techniques (applying kinetics and thermodynamics to unit operations using tools such as MATLAB, DynoChem, gPROMS, Aspen or chemometric analysis).
  • A thorough understanding of unit operations (such as reaction, extraction, distillation, filtration and drying) employed in the manufacture of API.

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.

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.