GSK

Senior Development Scientist

Employer
GSK
Location
Richmond, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
April 20 2021
Ref
285996
Organization Type
Pharma
R&D Formulation Product Development is critical in the delivery and execution of key innovation projects. The Senior Formulation Development Scientist is responsible for the development of a robust formulation and confirms both the efficacy and the safety of the product, and facilitates the development of robust manufacturing processes to ensure the delivery and the quality of the product over time. This group is often the driving force behind an innovation project and during the innovation cycle the group that often deploys the most resources.

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 at internal Research and Development forums and external meetings
  • Independently prepares and communicates conclusions and recommendations for next steps
  • Lead small projects/project sub teams to achieve technical or business outcomes
  • 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 are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • 7 + years of formulation development experience with a Bachelor's Degree; 4 + years of formulation development with a Master's Degree or Ph.D. degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Experience in the formulation development of multiple formats/dose forms for Naturals products e.g., oral dissolvable tablets, powder formulations, soft gel formulations, solid oral dosage formulations.


Preferred Qualifications:

I f you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Clear communicator in both verbal and written form with internal departments and external organizations
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in team and multitask


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, rigour 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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