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Rockville, Maryland
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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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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

Why you?

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
  • Experience in analytical method development using CGE, CZE and SDS-PAGE techniques
  • Experience operating PA800 instrument with 32-karat software
  • Experience 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
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience with analytical method transfer to GMP facilities and troubleshooting
  • Being familiar with mRNA characterization using separative technologies
  • Previous experience in LC method development
  • Good understanding of the analytical QbD approach
  • Aptitude to collaborate efficiently with other functions within Technical R&D department and internal partners (QA, RA)

Why GSK?

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 diseasetogether - 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 isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere 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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