Analytical Scientist

Richmond, VA
April 22 2021
Organization Type
The GSK Consumer Healthcare R&D team supports the development of leading global brands in Consumer Health care. Analytical sciences is a specialized discipline providing support to new product development, by developing, validating and transferring state-of-the-art robust methods that enable the growth of the Consumer Health Business.

This role of the Analytical Scientist is to execute technical strategies in analytical chemistry within a region, or category, which is focused on the delivery of innovation in the GSK network. This role should be familiar with all aspects of ICP and ICP/MS technology for elemental/mineral analysis. This role is recognized as having a good knowledge of Analytical chemistry.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • An engaged scientist who executes technical aspects of analytical development with an emphasis in elemental/mineral analysis utilizing ICP and/or ICP-MS technology.
  • Has knowledge of varied aspects or a specialized aspect of a scientific discipline
  • Applies technical skills and functional knowledge to projects / assignments
  • Acts as a scientific resource within the analytical team
  • Recognized as a colleague with growing scientific contributions
  • May use or develop novel hypotheses; new ideas and knowledge are used frequently
  • A scientific and technical colleague who interfaces with internal and external partners such as Formulations and Quality
  • Assists in the development of approaches to solving moderate problems
  • Produces effective presentations and possesses writing skills that is able to tailor messages appropriate with assistance (audiences could include external partners, commercial colleagues, management and internal scientific community).
  • Leads method development and validation activities with supervision
  • Properly follows appropriate documentation procedures, including recognizing documentation issues and working with colleagues to resolve the issues in a timely manner
  • Capable of troubleshooting moderately difficult instrumentation issues
  • Successfully executes established procedures, methodologies and method validation / transfer protocols with minimum supervision

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with 2 years of experience; OR MS Analytical in Chemistry with 5 years of experience; OR BS with 7 years of relevant experience.
  • 2 + years experience in Rx, OTC or consumer products industry

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Proven ability to assist in developing scientifically sound and robust methods of analysis to be used for release and stability testing and complex problem solving
  • Good communication skills in a matrix environment
  • Some knowledge of cGMP requirements related to analytical chemistry within product development
  • Ability to communicate problems and challenges in a clear and concise manner
  • The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational ability, comfort with complexity and ambiguity and an ability to lead within a strong matrix organization. A passion for science will be essential given the critical importance of technical expertise for the success of the organization

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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