Microbiology Senior Scientist
Site Name: Richmond Sherwood Posted Date: Sep 22 2021 The GSK Consumer Healthcare R&D team supports the development of leading global brands in Consumer Health care. As part of cross-category Microbiology team, the Microbiology Senior Scientist (Microbiologist) will provide expert microbiological advice and technical support to the R&D project teams. Reporting to the Microbiology Team Leader the Microbiology Senior Scientist role will provide microbiology support for the delivery of new products, product development, methods, claims and technology development programs that contribute to the growth of the Consumer Health Business. In addition, guiding team of junior Microbiology members on their daily activities and laboratory work is required. The role requires collaborative, positive relationship with New Product Research, New Product Development, Regulatory Affairs and manufacturing Microbiology operations. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Successfully manage complex R&D projects, by ensuring Microbiology QbD principles and relevant regulatory requirements are built in project plan. Maintains a good project overview and understanding of business priorities, foresees potential issues and works proactively to provide solutions. Develops test plans with Design of Experiments (DoE) principles to generate robust data package for the new launch. Proactively identify new Innovation capabilities to support new microbiological claims and visualization. Ensures all routine and non-routine Microbiological work are always performed following good scientific practice or GMP and in accordance with written procedures. Prepares in-depth risk assessment for the projects and provide Microbiology expert summary for regulatory submissions. Proactively identifies opportunity reduce testing or use of historical data via sound technical justification. Reviews microbiology control systems data for trend analysis, highlighting alerts/outages along with appropriate action needed. Carry out root cause analysis and implement effective CAPA. Understands business needs and to seek opportunities to make improvements both within the scope of the project and in the Microbiology department working practices. In collaboration with stakeholders in R&D and manufacturing, provide technical input to project teams on microbiological aspect throughout the project lifecycle. Guides junior microbiology members in method development, product and raw material assessments and effective project planning for 'on time' and 'right first time' project deliverable . Alerts Team leader and key stakeholders on Microbiology issues and project concerns. Knowledge of compendial testing for non-sterile preparations, such as MLT, AET, method validation, and water activity Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, or directly related field 5 + years' experience working in the Microbiology laboratory, where independent design of experiments are required Experience and knowledge of antimicrobials, preservatives Experience and knowledge of product development process and Microbiology requirements within Quality and compliance framework Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Master's Degree or PhD in Microbiology or related field Experience with probiotics Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. 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