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Investigator, Analytical Chemistry

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022
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Are you seeking an opportunity where you can grow your contributions to scientific strategy and accelerate Pharmaceutical Research and Development? If so, this Analytical Chemistry Investigator role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

As an Investigator, you will design and perform quantitative and/or qualitative analysis using a range of classical and instrumental methods to support the product development of the next generation of GSK medicines. You will play a key role in guiding the next generation of GSK medicines to reach patients.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to contribute to analytical development and to progress YOUR career. Your responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Progress and lead analytical aspects of projects utilising their substantial experience and expertise as part of a CMC Analytical team and wider matrix teams, plus any other tasks as requested by team leader or departmental director.
  • Development and validation of robust analytical methods for drug substance and/or drug product.
  • Participate in technology transfers, qualifications and validation as appropriate.
  • Independently write and edit sections for patents or regulatory submissions, authors scientific papers and internal reports
  • Documents laboratory work in accordance with GxP expectations, company policy, and legal requirements.
  • Review experiments, stability protocols, and other key documents
  • Performs data management tasks including recording results effectively in a laboratory notebook or computer independently (e.g., tabulating and graphing results).
  • Provides input and as appropriates leads in troubleshooting and problem-solving activities as they occur during the development process.
  • Interprets results and forms conclusions to share with the project team and line management as appropriate.
  • Provides scientific input and recommendations to the project team decision making process.
  • Follows safety requirements for laboratory/working environment.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • BS in Chemistry with 7+ years experience
  • MS in Chemistry with 5+ years experience
  • PhD in Chemistry with 1+ year experience
  • Experience demonstrating working in analytical development supporting medicine development and working in a matrix team environment. Including, but not limited to, method development, validation or transfer and regulatory filings.
  • Experience demonstrating technical expertise and working familiarity with several analytical techniques and laboratory procedures.
  • Experience demonstrating knowledge of how to analyze and interpret experimental data.
  • Experience demonstrating operational knowledge of laboratory equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus :
  • Thorough knowledge of cGMP requirements
  • Familiarity with FDA/EU/UK and ICH regulations and guidance particularly related to Analytical Transfer and Validation, Critical Quality Attributes, and Release and Stability testing.
  • Experience with laboratory systems (e.g. Waters Empower CDS and Labware)
  • Experience with both small molecule and biopharm analytical development.
  • Strong technical writing skills for documentation.
  • Collaborates well with others in the group and across groups.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare 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:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.



GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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