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Rockville, MD
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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: May 27 2021 Are you interested in the design and development of analytical methods to support product and process development? If so, this Scientist role could be an ideal opportunity to explore. As a Scientist in Analytical R&D, you will be responsible for performing analytical method development and routine sample testing on investigational vaccine programs as they progress from early development to clinical PhI/II and PhIII trials. In addition, with the analysis of clinical material, you will also support process development and be involved in analytical method transfer to GMP/QC sites. You ensure implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in line with QbD approach in the area of separation sciences (mainly liquid chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques). You are responsible for the quality of scientific data generated, you plan experimental activities according to business priorities and you can present and share your conclusions with external audience. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. The responsibilities of this position include some of the following: Analyzing and characterizing recombinant glycoproteins, mRNA vaccine candidates and also product/process impurities using : electrophoretic techniques such as capillary electrophoresis (CGE, CZE, cIEF) and gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, IEF-PAGE) Designing and executing specific development projects in collaboration with the related platform staff, following the Quality by Design framework. Interpreting scientific and technical data to reach sound scientific/technical conclusions based on a balance of data, analysis and experience. Collaborating with related platform staff to design, implement, and interpret the data from development workstreams. Functioning as a core team member on several projects in parallel. Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions. Provides guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Generates 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. Prepares and presents scientific data within Technical R&D / Technical Development team and Analytical team meetings Be able to defend scientific data to external events. Authors and reviews technical protocols and reports in support of various project development stages. Utilizes technical process knowledge to meet regulatory requirements appropriate for stage of development. Communicates effectively within TRD and with external stakeholders. Encourages adaptation and proactive promote the GxP / EHS / QA rules application Basic Qualifications We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: PhD degree (+2yrs) or MS degree (+5yrs) of experience in an R&D (bio)pharmaceutical environment Hands-on experience in analytical method development using CGE, CZE and SDS-PAGE techniques Ability to operate PA800 instrument with 32-karat software Strong presentation and communication skills Aptitude to collaborate efficiently with other functions within Technical R&D department and internal partners (QA, RA) The successful candidate must have great interest in technical aspects of separation by electrophoresis Preferred Qualifications If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experience with Maurice iCIEF and Agilent Bioanalyzer instruments is preferred Experience with analytical method transfer to GMP facilities and troubleshooting is a plus Being familiar with mRNA characterization using separative technologies Previous experience in LC method development Good understanding of the analytical QbD approach 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. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. 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