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Senior Scientist

Collegeville, PA
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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Apr 27 2022 As a Senior Scientist in Materials Science you will be responsible for providing a holistic understanding of how structure influences particle and powder properties. To characterize the physical properties of the drug substance and understand the implications to drug product processing, performance, and stability. As projects advance through development, materials scientists support project teams by performing laboratory studies, analyzing data and supporting plant campaigns, from lead optimization up to and including the transfer and industrialization of manufacturing processes to commercial facilities. The role is fast-paced and dynamic as you may be working on a number of multi-disciplinary teams. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following. Execute laboratory protocols and experiments in physical characterization to link the structural properties of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to its performance downstream in order to inform R&D decision making Work effectively and collaboratively on multi-disciplinary development teams, alongside Chemists, Chemical Analysts, Formulators, Engineers, Modelers and Material Scientists Perform data management and some data interpretation, recording results effectively and communicating results in technical reports. Effectively present at internal meetings. May participate in technical reviews on projects. Comply with local regulatory and data integrity requirements, including cGMP and GSK policies and procedures, with high quality and attention to one's own safety. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field or the equivalent practical work experience Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Experience in physical characterization, specifically techniques such as xRPD, particle size measurement, microscopy, specific surface area, and thermal characterization (DSC and TGA) Experience in working in and making contributions to multi-disciplinary product development teams, with a track record of collaboration. Must be inclusive, respectful, and supportive of colleagues. Effective oral and written communication skills Proven ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems. May have equipment ownership or lab supervisory responsibilities Experience with electronic notebooks, such as Labware 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 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. 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