Development Scientist, Wellness

Richmond, VA
November 11 2020
Organization Type
Are you passionate about product formulation? Do you want to support an amazing brand like Centrum? If so, this role may be perfect for you!

The Wellness R&D Brand team objectives are to deliver and execute key innovation projects from concept to launch for Centrum globally, to develop robust formulations and finished products that delight our consumers and address their unmet needs, and to act as subject matter expert.

This candidate will act as champion and role model for driving performance while developing new product innovation/formulations. She/he should have expertise in various areas of formulation development including solid / semi-solid / liquids and food dosage forms. She/he needs to demonstrate GSK values and consumers are at the heart of all her/his actions and decisions. We are looking at a candidate who is eager to learn, agile, who walk the talk and who knows how to build relationships and trust with an inclusive mindset. The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to coach and mentor of junior staff

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

Execution Powerhouse
  • Manages or contributes to two or more projects in support of Centrum Brand Innovation strategy. 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.
  • 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)
  • Produces or contributes to, departmental quality documentation (including SOP's, batch documentation, validation protocols & reports).
  • Specific safety and quality responsibilities for department and site (e.g. GMP, Audits, Health & Safety).
  • Deliver all EHS standards and expectations on site and within the laboratories
  • Works with Outsourcing Leader and/or Senior Development Scientists and contractors
  • Facilitate completion of outsourced support activity

Growth Mindset
  • Maintains awareness of scientific literature to assist work progression and understanding.
  • 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).
  • Develops knowledge of regulations impacting areas of work (e.g. EP/USP/ICH)
  • Build relationships within cross-functional partners to deliver innovation programs

Consumer and Customer-Obsessed
  • Participate in consumer engagement research to understand the category and needs
  • Collaborates with Consumer Understanding and Sensory scientists and contributes to the development of consumer-driven innovation

  • Maintains precise experimental records; issues report at project milestones; writes invention records to protect scientific discoveries.
  • Ensures all work is always conducted following good scientific practice and Good Manufacturing Practice (where required).

  • Flexes priorities to remain focused on objectives in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Takes responsibility for specific equipment in accordance with site procedures.
  • Participates and may lead in general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives

Why You?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, or related science
  • 7+ years related experience with Bachelor's
  • 4+ years related experience with Master's
  • 2+ years related experience with PhD
  • Experience with successful formulation and/or product development for oral solid and semi solid dosage forms
  • Experience organizing and report study data from internal and external sources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, or related science
  • Flair for creativity and innovation
  • Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organizations.
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
  • Ability to connect consumer needs to product development
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
  • Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.
  • Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

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