Expert Scientist RNA Bioprocess
Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Oct 11 2021 Are you energized by a challenging role in biology, where scientific demand is driving team growth? If so, this Scientist role would be a great opportunity to consider. The Nucleic Acids Vaccines Center of Excellence team (Technical Research & Development, GSK Vaccines) is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Scientist with significant experience in large-molecule process development using standard bioprocess unit operations (e.g. reactions, mixing, chromatography, tangential flow and/or normal filtration). Working in a highly collaborative environment, the successful candidate will: Apply deep knowledge in nucleic acid research to develop robust, scalable and well-characterized processes for the manufacture of mRNA Vaccines using QbD principles Develop scale-down process models and perform process characterization utilizing DOE principles Manage and perform transfer of manufacturing processes from development labs to GMP facilities on firm timelines Develop new innovative technologies and approaches to fit current and future manufacturing needs Support the procurement of materials and manufacturing equipment (possibly custom) Prioritize work and leadership across multiple process development and manufacturing programs Independently carry out and document experiments, interpret data, and maintain good scientific process. Represent the group in cross-functional program teams and translate project goals into actionable plans Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: BS with a minimum of 8+ years, MS with a minimum of 6+ years, or PhD with minimum of 2+ years of industry experience in bioprocess development and/or manufacturing sciences Degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or a related scientific field Experience in process development (late-phase preferred) and process technology transfer for large biomolecules using QbD principles (sender or receiver) Experience in nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) to support process development of RNA vaccine candidates Experience in the large molecule regulatory environment, particularly FDA/ICH/ISPE guidelines on risk management, technology transfer and process validation Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Exceptional leadership, prioritization and project management skills Detail oriented; possess problem solving skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal skills with an eagerness to work with and support colleagues in a cross-functional collaborative environment Ability to effectively document and communicate results Knowledge of the 360° aspects of biomanufacturing for (bio)-pharmaceutical applications Knowledge of process development and biomanufacturing technologies and trends in the field Proven track record in bioprocess development for the biomanufacturing of nucleic acids, preferably RNA Experience and understanding in nucleic acid analytical technologies. Working experience with gene therapies or specifically mRNA-based vaccines or therapeutics. Broad understanding of overall process development and analytical development activities required for CMC support. Knowledge and understanding of Quality by Design, as applied to biologics from an early stage, would be an advantage. Team player in a cross-functional collaborative environment: effectively partner with diverse team members from various functions, multiple countries and members at various levels in organization 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. 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