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Associate Director - Mass Spectrometry Protein Characterization

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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We are building a state-of-the-art end to end Biopharm capability which delivers efficient discovery of antibody molecules that are selected and engineered for rapid development so that, together with our therapy area partners, we discover, develop and manufacture novel portfolio of exciting medicines to benefit patients around the world. If you aim to be part of a global cutting edge drug development and discovery organization and are motivated to contribute towards bringing lifesaving drugs to patients , join us!

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Are you energized by a scientific leadership role that allows you to enhance and improve processes across biopharmaceutical product development? If so, this Associate Director role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As an Associate Director and member of the Mass Spec and Characterization Leadership Team, you will provide leadership and direction to a team of protein characterization scientists to further the course of biopharmaceutical development projects and enable key decisions.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…
  • Lead the team's efforts on product characterization, comparability studies, process development support, manufacturing support and contribution to regulatory submissions.
  • Lead the development of novel characterization strategies including biophysical and associated technologies for the support of biopharmaceutical development.
  • Act as a scientific expert in discussions on science project progression within GSK and contributes to regulatory dossiers and author/review expert reports
  • Continuously identify ways to simplify and improve ways of working.
  • Create an environment that stimulates, develops, and promotes the scientific and career development of others, including cross-training between modalities.
  • Provide leadership through effective feedback, coaching, mentoring, and training to influence cultural change to deliver the strategic priorities.
  • Accountable for safety and quality standards within the team.

Basic Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or related fields, with 8+ years of relevant experience in biopharma CMC development.
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team of individual contributors
  • Experience in protein characterization using modern mass spectrometry
  • Experience with LC/MS instrument operation, nano-LC fluidics and LC/MS/MS, methods data processing software and workflows

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of biopharma analytical strategies and product life cycle and QbD principles
  • Experience in analysis of protein therapeutics with understanding of protein structure and function relationships.
  • Experience with biophysical techniques such as CD, FTIR, Fluorescence, DSC, DLS, AUC and flow imaging techniques for protein higher order structure analysis and particle characterization
  • Experience with product characterization requirements and practices during different stages of biopharma development.
  • Experience with developing risk based and phase appropriate product characterization and comparability strategies
  • Experience in authoring relevant regulatory documents and interaction with global regulatory agencies
  • Experience in leading or participating in multidisciplinary project teams and sub-teams
  • Experience identifying any technical or resource issues and propose or discuss solutions and strategies with team members and more senior staff.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges 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 geneticsscience; 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 - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas 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 culturethat is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership ofgoals 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 thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.
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