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Biopharmaceutical Associate II

Rockville, MD
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Jan 20, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry
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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. Perform process operations, equipment and instrument monitoring and trending to enable proactive identification of issues to escalate and correct with applicable departments. 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/logbooks to safely perform process operations and document compliantly with good documentation and data integrity practices. 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: Knowledge and application of standard ERP processes in M-ERP following global and local procedures. Knowledge and skill required to manage and use automation and emerging digital platforms. Ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation. Understanding of the GSK Production System (GPS) continuous improvement system and apply the GPS mindsets and behaviors. The ability to provide teaching and facilitation skills in training delivery. General familiarity with the following areas: Build positive relationships with others and conduct negotiation to establish win/win solutions. Ability to articulate production equipment and / or manufacturing process problems to ensure accurate and detailed communication. 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 1+ years of directly related manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with the demonstration of a high level of performance Experience of 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 Art / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline. 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. Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organizational transformation. Building a resilient organization. Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organization and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit. Managing P&L and capital allocation. Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Art / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline. *LI-GSK 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. 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