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Senior Scientist - Wellness and Lip Care US

Richmond, VA
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Jul 22, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: Richmond Sherwood Posted Date: May 6 2021 The Development Senior Scientist supports and leads new product development by developing formulations and/or providing analysis and evaluation of material and products at all stages of the development process for the Emergen-C and ChapStick brands This individual would have various levels of involvement and leadership in the development of conventional and non-conventional solid, semi-solid, liquid, powder and other formulations. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Key Responsibilities We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Execution Powerhouse Proven track record of developing consumer products from concept to launch Manages or contributes to two or more projects in support of Brand Innovation strategy. Exercises a wide degree of technical sophistication in accomplishing assigned objectives. Communicates with adept business acumen with internal commercial/marketing colleagues as well as third party suppliers. 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) methods & batch documents, etc. 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 Data-Driven 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). Agile 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 Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, Biological or related science 7 + years' experience with Bachelor's Degree 4 + years' experience with Master's Degree 2 + years' experience with PhD Experience with successful formulation and/or product development Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: MS or Ph.D. degree in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects Ability to connect consumer needs to product development Practical application and technical proficiency of the R&D development processes and associated commercial environment Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organisations Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask An ability to organise 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? 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. 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