System modeller – Chemical/Process Engineer, Open to flexibility

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
07 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type

System modeller – Chemical/Process Engineer, Open to flexibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Product Development supporting our New Chemical Entities (NCEs) portfolio. As a member of the Process and Product Engineering department, you will use your chemical/process engineering knowledge and expertise to coordinate the development and deployment of state of the art technologies to enable the delivery of the portfolio.

This is a highly practical role where you will be working in the R&D laboratories to generate process understanding. As a system modeller, your focus will be to combine the knowledge generated in laboratory studies with your strong engineering principles, modelling and programming skills, to generate models capable of predicting process performance. As projects advance through development, plant support will also be required across scales, culminating in the transfer of projects to our commercial manufacturing facilities. The role is fast-paced 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.

Additionally, GSK is part of the IChemE Accredited Company Training Scheme, giving you the opportunity to develop towards Chartered Engineer status.

Key job responsibilities:

  • Deliver process engineering support to development projects as part of a multi-disciplinary technology team
  • Deliver process models, which predict process performance, leading to an optimised engineering configuration of plant and to maximise process potential
  • Provide proactive chemical engineering solutions for the design and scale-up of novel processes, working alongside R&D scientists and plant process engineers in R&D and manufacturing
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies and ways of working which enhance the performance of plant unit operations
  • Effectively contribute to the development of end-to-end process understanding and control of the manufacturing process, by integrating broad knowledge of each unit operation.

Closing date for applications:19th November 2018

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.

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:

  • BSc, M.Sc., PhD or equivalent in chemical/process engineering with relevant industrial experience in pharmaceuticals / fine chemicals.
  • Strong programming skills
  • A strong background in the development and application of process simulation/modelling, applying kinetics and thermodynamics to unit operations, using tools such as Matlab, Aspen, etc.
  • A proven track record in at least two of the following technical areas: process development of pharmaceutical unit operations (e.g. reaction, distillation, crystallisation, filtration and drying), process industrialisation and scale up, process control, application of analytical technologies.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A background in developing custom code applied to process engineering models, either alone or in collaboration with software suppliers
  • Demonstrated hands-on and practical ability in process development with experience in the application of state-of-the-art engineering laboratory equipment.
  • A thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of process engineering
  • A proven track record in the design, development and implementation of new processing technologies in a GMP environment.
  • A demonstrated ability to handle several projects in different stages of development at the same time, using initiative and imagination to meet agreed objectives and timelines.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, organisational and communication skills for working in a multi-disciplinary scientific team environment

Why GSK?:

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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