Senior Development Scientist, Panadol

Richmond, VA
October 13 2020
Organization Type
Are you looking for an opportunity to design and execute studies to discover, understand, model, simulate, and create new drug molecules? If so, this is the role for you.

As Formulation Product Development Manager Professional, you will be responsible for the understanding of actives, raw materials and their function and how they are brought together to form a stable, functioning product from prototype evaluation to commercial launch.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Independently select the design and execute of experiments based on interpretation of results
  • Implement and maintain a scientifically current, state-of-the-art laboratory environment
  • Take a leadership role for safety, regulatory and compliance within their department
  • Provide attention to data quality, integrity and archiving for own work and of others
  • Peer-review of others work
  • Initiate new research directions and novel strategies to achieve “project” and department goals
  • Identify new scientific opportunities for primary discipline
  • Seek peer challenge and review of scientific ideas and experimental design
  • Influence project direction by interpreting results outside area of expertise
  • Develop networking skills with external key opinion leaders and experts in specific therapeutic or scientific disciplines
  • Perform complex data management and data interpretation tasks/analyses
  • Ensure that design and interpretation of complex experiments and data management activities impact Research and Development decision making
  • Make effective decisions to achieve desired outcomes of project team through technical or scientific interpretation of results
  • Prepare detailed oral or written reports of results in the context of strategic fit, feasibility and rationale for "projects"
  • Independently authors scientific papers
  • Present internal Research and Development forums and external meetings
  • Independently prepares and communicate conclusions and recommendations for next steps
  • Demonstrate networking skills through interactions across departments and divisions
  • Lead small projects/project sub teams to achieve technical or business outcomes
  • Active and influential scientific participant in at least one project/program
  • Update supervisor and matrix leaders informed of progress and activities
  • Anticipate problems and proactively seeks input from other teams/divisions within Research and Development
  • Use scientific expertise to solve project related problems of colleagues and of other projects

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We seek candidates that possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in formulation and development with a bachelor's degree or at least 4 years experience in formulation and development with a master's degree
  • A minimum of 4 years of solid dosage formulation and development (i.e capsules, pills, tablets, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • MS or Ph.D . degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Demonstration of successful formulation and/or product development
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
  • Ability to connect consumer needs to product development
  • Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.
  • Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organizations.
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
  • An ability to organize and report study data from internal and external sources.
  • Flair for creativity and innovation
  • Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.

Why GSK Consumer Healthcare?

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, live longer. We are focused on the research and development of innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. The GSK Consumer Healthcare business has a portfolio of some of the world's most trusted and well-loved brands. Our brands are underpinned by science-based innovation and include Flonase, TUMS, and Sensodyne and have been developed to meet the healthcare needs of consumers worldwide.





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