Development Scientist, Open to flexibility

Weybridge, Surrey
05 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type

Development Scientist, Open to flexibility

A new opportunity has arisen for a Development Scientist to join the R&D team working on Oral Healthcare products.

The Development Scientist supports new product development by designing formulations for Oral Healthcare products and providing evaluation of material and products at all stages of the development process, taking into account scientific and timing objectives. The individual in this role would have various levels of involvement in the development of new formulations, the development and validation of in-vitro models, development and scale-up of conventional and non-conventional solid, semi-solid and other formulations. Focus on preformulation and familiarity/expertise on select preformulation techniques.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages or contributes to one or more projects in support of departmental plans. Exercises a wide degree of technical sophistication in accomplishing assigned objectives.
  • Designs experiments and carries out scientific work with an awareness of state-of-the-art technology. Creates research plans to fit overall project objectives.
  • Maintains awareness of scientific literature to assist work progression and understanding.
  • Writes or contributes to technical papers, with agreement of superiors, to enhance personal and
  • departmental reputation.
  • Maintains precise experimental records; issues reports at project milestones; writes invention records to protect scientific discoveries.
  • Sets and resets priorities to remain focused on objectives in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Ensures all work is conducted in accordance with written procedures (e.g. quality and safety), methods & batch documents, etc.
  • Identify, challenge, develop and implement written procedures (e.g. quality and safety), methods
  • & batch documents, etc.
  • Ensures all work is conducted following good scientific practice (always) and Good Manufacturing Practice (where required).
  • Takes responsibility for specific equipment in accordance with site procedures.
  • Produces or contributes to, departmental quality documentation (including SOP's, batch documentation, validation protocols & reports).
  • Highlights own training needs and working with manager develop a training plan and achieve training goals.
  • Trains self and others in new technology and laboratory responsibilities (including coaching, mentoring and elements of personal development).
  • Conducts general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives using formal procedures.
  • Specific safety and quality responsibilities for department and site (e.g. GMP, Audits, Health &
  • Safety).
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the technical transfer of methods or
  • processes.
  • Develops knowledge of regulations impacting areas of work (e.g. EP/USP/ICH)
  • Works with Outsourcing Leader and/or Senior Development Scientists and contractors to help
  • facilitate completion of outsourced support activity

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: 17th September 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.


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • BS degree
  • Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS or Ph.D. degree
  • Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science

Why GSK?:

At GSK we are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our mission is inspiring and challenging - to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.

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