Postdoctoral Fellow - Data Analytics and Solid-form Informatics, Open to flexible working

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
06 Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019
Contract Type

Postdoctoral Fellow - Data Analytics and Solid-Form Informatics

A postdoctoral fellow is being taken on to assess and embed computational tools currently being developed at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC). The role will be based 3 days a week at GSK Stevenage and 2 days a week at the CCDC in Cambridge.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of CCDC computational tools to become a GSK subject matter expert
  • Assessing the CCDC tools for application within GSK
  • Authoring scientifically rigorous reports outlining the results to projects, making recommendations as required
  • Developing ways of incorporating these tools into GSK processes, including: preparation of a new risk assessment mechanism and template report that can be applied to all small molecule early phase APIs; and identifying suitable API salts and co-crystals in silico
  • Helping address any predicted 'early warnings' with proactive suggestions on more directed experimental and computational screening
  • Providing additional computational backing for the experimental findings presented in the 'General Properties, Solid State Forms' section of regulatory files and any subsequent questions that arise
  • Communicating the ideas and possibilities behind the CCDC tools to GSK staff new to the area
  • Representing GSK's interests and conveying scientific direction within the CCDC
  • Upholding GSK's values and scientific integrity in moving this nascent technology forwards
  • Representing GSK externally through publications and conference presentations

About You:

  • PhD qualified - Chemistry-related discipline e.g. solid-state chemistry, crystallography, computational chemistry or similar.
  • Strong experience in relevant subject matter within either academia or industry. Knowledge and background are key components of this role, which is why we are employing a postdoctoral fellow. The role will involve using that knowledge, combined with the learnings gathered throughout this fixed-term contract, to provide project managers with actionable metrics to support key decisions and proactively drive the development and manufacturing of future GSK assets.
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical solid state and the CCDC tools (either from a previous job or academic training) would clearly be advantageous.

CLOSING DATE for applications: 19th March 2019 (COB)

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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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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD - Chemistry-related discipline e.g. solid-state chemistry, crystallography, computational chemistry or similar. This will be required to match the very technical requirements of the role.

Preferred qualifications:

  • It would be advantageous for you to have knowledge and experience of CCDC products, Crystal Form Consortium tools and Python scripting but these are not "must-have" requirements.

Why GSK?:

GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to overcoming some of the biggest challenges in global health; delivering products of value in a responsible, sustainable way; and providing access to medicine for the world's poorest communities.

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