Investigator, Biopharm Upstream Process Development
We are building a state-of-the-art end to end Biopharm capability which delivers efficient discovery of antibody molecules that are selected and engineered for rapid development so that, together with our therapy area partners, we discover, develop and manufacture novel portfolio of exciting medicines to benefit patients around the world. If you aim to be part of a global cutting edge drug development and discovery organization and are motivated to contribute towards bringing lifesaving drugs to patients, join us! Click to know more about GSK Biopharm. #GSKBiopharm_Development Are you looking for a challenging opportunity that allows you to leverage your technical expertise to accelerate delivery in biopharmaceuticals? If so, this Investigator, Biopharm Upstream Process Development role could be an exciting opportunity to explore. Biopharm Process Development is a highly experienced Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) organization accountable for delivering robust, cost effective and competitive products and manufacturing processes spanning the full life-cycle of asset development from Discovery through commercialization. These activities are delivered through state-of-the art internal facilities as well as strategic external partners. Collectively, the team is accountable for CMC activities encompassing cell line development, cell culture/ microbial fermentation, purification development, and drug product/ device development. We also pioneer innovative technologies to improve robustness, reduce cost of goods, and improve the patient experience. Within Biopharm Process Development, the Microbial and Cell Culture Development department is responsible for the development of cell culture processes for the manufacture of GSK's Biopharm assets. The Department is also responsible for the scale-up and tech transfer of the processes to manufacturing facilities all over the world. Our aim is to integrate innovative expression and process platforms, automation and advanced data analytics into the upstream process development workflow. An opportunity has arisen for a process development scientist with ability to advance the perfusion platform and handle large sets of complex data. He/she will have the opportunity to develop new methods and build capability in automated workflows and data handling. In this role, you will be a member of a highly skilled team of scientists and engineers responsible for the evaluation and optimization of cell culture processes. The team will have access to the latest technology in small-scale as well as large scale bioreactors and analytical instruments. Although predominantly lab-based, the role also involves important aspects of verbal and written communication and requires good organisation skills as well as a broader scientific knowledge. Both individual and team working are required and therefore the role will suit a scientist with good interpersonal skills, ability to solve complex problems, self-motivated and has an open mindset. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… Process development of perfusion-based cell culture processes. Design and execute experiments using small scale bio-reactors. Apply statistical analysis and advanced data analytics to gain process understanding and improvement. Scale-up and technology transfer of manufacturing processes. Work in matrix teams with other groups in Biopharm Process Development Sciences. Present data and status reports to senior management. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: PhD or equivalent experience in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related Biological Science. Experience and knowledge of cell culture processes. Experienced scientist with record of scientific achievement associated with the implementation of process technologies. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experienced scientist with demonstrated record of scientific achievement associated with the implementation of innovative process technologies. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Good analytical and data interpretation skills. Ability to adapt quickly to new scientific areas and work across teams. Ability to review and assimilate new information effectively. Automated small-scale bioreactors and/or bench-top reactors Process scale-up and tech-transfer Experience writing and reviewing technical documents, authoring of CMC sections for regulatory filings. In-depth understanding of cellular metabolism and physiology Knowledge of PAT tools viz. Raman and Capacitance Experience in applying data solutions to manual processes and advanced data analytics. *LI-GSK GSKBiopharm_Development 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. 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