Biopharm Early Talent Scientist & Engineers

King of Prussia, PA
April 29 2021
Organization Type
Are you looking to kick off your career in the pharmaceutical industry? Are you passionate about science and improving human health? If so, we would love for you to consider an exciting Associate Scientist or Engineer opportunity in our Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT), Biopharmaceutical Product Development and Supply (BPDS), or Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (PSC) teams.

The Associate Scientist, Production Specialist, and Engineer roles are ideally suited for students completing an undergraduate degree in fields such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical or Biochemical engineering. Join a team of exceptional scientists and engineers who will support your development and share your passion around improving human health.

Successful candidates will report to a supervisor/manager within CGT, BPDS, or PSC in a process development, analytical development, manufacturing operations, process technology, engineering, or quality control function, and will be based at either GSK's Upper Merion or Upper Providence (US) site outside Philadelphia.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following ( details vary by functional area ) :

  • Execute experiments, manufacturing, or testing activities that result in high quality material for patient treatment and robust, high quality data to inform decision making. You will follow established protocols, operate laboratory or process equipment, and record results effectively in a laboratory notebook or batch record with minimal supervision. Where applicable, you will lead continuous improvement of operations and be accountable for planning, stocking, and inventory management.
  • Accountable for meeting timelines in accordance with business objectives. You will anticipate/recognize potential issues, risks and opportunities and initiate action to address or prevent problems.
  • Execute assigned tasks and activities with high quality and attention to your own and to other's safety. You will comply with regulatory, safety, and data integrity policies and standards. You will work cross-functionally across teams, departments and, where appropriate, divisions.

Our Scientists and Engineers aim to understand and operate complex systems to ensure that products are developed, manufactured, and tested in a reproducible manner with the highest quality standards to ensure safety and efficacy. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to help develop ground-breaking Cell and Gene Therapy and Biopharm medicines to help patients with unmet medical needs.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology
  • Operational knowledge of routine laboratory work and equipment
  • Strong academic performance in STEM related coursework

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Team player with excellent initiative and good organization, planning, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail including ability to follow procedures and documentation requirements
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and to seek guidance and escalate when necessary
  • Demonstrated understanding of cell culture, protein purification, microbiology, and/or analytical methods. This may have been gained through laboratory projects or industrial internships.
  • Practical laboratory skills relative to biological process development, production, or testing, e.g. aseptic technique, cell culture, filtration, chromatography, centrifugation, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR
  • Basic knowledge of GMP or regulatory requirements of the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry
  • Learning agility demonstrated by the ability learn new concepts quickly and understand their application
  • Hands-on research or manufacturing experience outside of coursework laboratory sessions

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are 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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