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Expert Scientist

Rockville, MD
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Dec 8, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Staff Scientist
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Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Nov 29 2021 Are you energized by a highly collaborative scientific role in chemistry that allows you to impact scientific strategy and accelerate R&D delivery? If so, this role could be an ideal opportunity to explore. The Expert Scientist is expected to lead, design and execute scientific studies, and process design to support of technical programs as they progress from conception and early development to implementation, technology transfer and process performance qualification at the intended commercial site. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Scout for novel drug product platforms and technologies Act as primary source for evaluation of external & internal technologies, encompassing formulation, delivery, manufacturing Design and execute specific development projects in collaboration with the related platform staff, following the quality by design framework. Responsible for the conception, design, implementation, and interpretation of scientific and technical data to support own area projects. Collaborates with and/or leads/manage scientific staff to design, implement, and interpret the data from development workstreams. Make sound scientific/technical decisions based on a balance of data, analysis and experience. Functions effectively as a core team member on multiple concurrent project workstreams and leads projects and established work processes. Solve complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions. Participate to the Design and development of equipment or processes with ad hoc stakeholders. Benchmarks specific technologies in order to establish Business case in collaboration with appropriate experts. Provide guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Generate strong relationships in the area of technical development with high quality partners beneficial to the organization, both internally and externally, to strengthen development/implementation of new methods/technologies Prepare and present scientific data within Technical R&D / Technical Development team or in Technical taskforces and may represent GSK externally (conferences, etc). Able to defend scientific data to external events, like congress. Author and review technical protocols and reports in support of various project development stages. Utilize technical process knowledge to meet regulatory requirements appropriate for stage of development. Communicate effectively within TRD and with external stakeholders and is able to defend scientific and technical decisions at the appropriate technical board. Encourage adaptation and proactive promote the GxP / EHS / QA rules application Writes and reviews process engineering documentation, including URS, speecifications, datasheets Coordinates and/or executes process performance tests. Contributes to and drives strategy and technical development planning and accountability in the execution thereof Ensure execution of the function's risk assessment and escalate at relevant bodies. Development of mitigation plans. Act as a voice and ambassador of its department at various governance bodies / meetings Leads and implements the respect of the GxP / EHS / QA rules application Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: PhD with 3+ years of post-doc and/or job related experience OR MS with 6+ years of experience OR BS with 9+ years of experience. Degree in (Bio-)engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related scientific field 8+ years experience in biopharma / vaccine development process Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Scientific experience in a pharmaceutical company . Why GSK? At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggest changes we've made to our business in over 20 years. We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. *LI-GSK *VxRD If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. 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