Biopharmaceutical Associate, Lead
Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Sep 27 2021 This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Possesses expertise and functional knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with minimal guidance and producing quality results: Preparation, cleaning, sterilization, batching, pasteurization or filtration and delivery of media and solutions for cell culture and purification operations. Perform the set-up, operation, cleaning and break-down of process equipment. Perform sampling procedures on various analytical instruments to analyze cell culture, solution and/or product concentration characteristics. Operate Filter integrity devices to confirm the integrity of filters pre and post use. Set-up of fixed and mobile process equipment and parts with CIP skids to carry out validated cleaning and sterilization processes. Follow appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols and batch records to safely perform process operations and document compliantly with good documentation and data integrity practices. Knowledge and skill required to manage and use automation and emerging digital platforms. Knowledge of biopharmaceutical processes and equipment to facilitate transfer of processes into Manufacturing, data analysis and identification and escalation of problems to the appropriate support group. Lead in the application of the GSK Production System (GPS) continuous improvement system and apply the GPS mindsets and behaviors in problem solving. Knowledge and experience with process operations, equipment and instrument monitoring and trending to enable proactive identification of issues to escalate and correct with applicable departments. Assist resolution of technical and process problems; Identify, develop and implement process. A key management capability that encompasses the ability to collaborate and build relationships to define the organizational and business big picture (mission, vision, strategic plan, etc.). Build positive relationships with others and conduct negotiation to establish win/win solutions. Ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation. Such competency empowers individuals to achieve the goals of any communication in a manner that is best suited for all parties involved. Ability to articulate production equipment and / or manufacturing process problems to ensure accurate and detailed communication. Transfers information to audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge, so that each member of the audience clearly understands the message. The ability to provide strong teaching and facilitation skills in training delivery. Follow all related safety policies and procedures and put safety first by playing an active role in identifying and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions. Basic understanding and knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with some supervisory guidance: Ability to explain and utilize techniques to improve and sustain physical energy levels through the day to support resilience on teams. Working with others to gain win-win situations, using persuasive communication, understanding influencing models, negotiation, overcoming resistance. Review all appropriate production documentation and ensure GMP compliance and metric attainment. General familiarity with the following areas: Developing team capability to learn with knowledge of coaching styles, listening and questioning techniques, feedback models and emotional intelligence. An appreciation of cultural differences and diversity in the workplace. General knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook). Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: High School Diploma or equivalency 4+ years of directly related manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with the demonstration of a high level of performance Experience of the basic Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations Ability to work shifts that cover a 24/7 production operation Ability to lift and carry materials up to 50 lbs. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline. Must exhibit GSK Values and Expectations Strong verbal and written skills Must be able to follow detailed processing instructions as well as accurately documenting any necessary information Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team 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: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox. Managing individual performance. Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritization, execution, delivering performance. 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