Investigator, Materials Science
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Aug 30 2021 As a member of Materials Science, you will use your materials characterization knowledge and expertise to provide holistic understanding of the relationship between crystal structure and powder properties for drug product manufacture and contribute to the development and deployment of state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies to enable the delivery of our medicines. Materials Science supports the small molecule portfolio in GSK Pharma R&D. The environment is highly technical and dynamic as you will be collaborating across multi-disciplinary project teams. You will thrive in this environment if you are able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks, communicate your recommendations clearly, and if you are a team player who enjoys working in diverse multi-disciplinary teams. This is a fast-paced and dynamic role where you will combine the information generated in laboratory studies with your strong knowledge of physical characterization to identify the critical attributes towards the development of sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturing routes and processes. This role in particular will be key in supporting the development of long acting injectable suspensions and solutions. Key Responsibilities: Provide expertise in method development across multiple physical attributes of API and drug product with a specific focus on particle size Independently execute laboratory protocols and experiments to link the structural and bulk properties of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to its performance downstream in order to inform R&D decision making as well as drug product linking material properties to preclinical and clinical performance Work effectively and collaboratively on multi-disciplinary development teams, alongside Chemists, Chemical Analysts, Engineers, Modellers, Formulators and Material Scientists. May lead a matrix team of experts. Perform data management and data interpretation, recording results effectively and communicating results in technical reports. Effectively present at internal meetings. May participate in technical reviews on projects. Comply with local regulatory and data integrity requirements, including cGMP and GSK policies and procedures, with high quality and attention to one's own safety. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline with 6 years of industry experience or PhD Experience in particle size characterization and method development within a laboratory setting Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline Experience in independent planning and execution of experiments Experience with multiple physical and solid state characterization techniques Experience in independent interpretation of analytical data in a GMP environment Experience with the physical characterization of nanosuspensions Why GSK? 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