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Biopharmaceutical Associate, Lead

Rockville, Maryland
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Dec 1, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry
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This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

Possesses expertise and functional knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with minimal guidance and producing quality results:
  • Preparation, cleaning, sterilization, batching, pasteurization or filtration and delivery of media and solutions for cell culture and purification operations.
  • Perform the set-up, operation, cleaning and break-down of process equipment.
  • Perform sampling procedures on various analytical instruments to analyze cell culture, solution and/or product concentration characteristics. Operate Filter integrity devices to confirm the integrity of filters pre and post use.
  • Set-up of fixed and mobile process equipment and parts with CIP skids to carry out validated cleaning and sterilization processes.
  • Follow appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols and batch records to safely perform process operations and document compliantly with good documentation and data integrity practices.
  • Knowledge and skill required to manage and use automation and emerging digital platforms.
  • Knowledge of biopharmaceutical processes and equipment to facilitate transfer of processes into Manufacturing, data analysis and identification and escalation of problems to the appropriate support group.
  • Lead in the application of the GSK Production System (GPS) continuous improvement system and apply the GPS mindsets and behaviors in problem solving.
  • Knowledge and experience with process operations, equipment and instrument monitoring and trending to enable proactive identification of issues to escalate and correct with applicable departments.
  • Assist resolution of technical and process problems; Identify, develop and implement process.
  • A key management capability that encompasses the ability to collaborate and build relationships to define the organizational and business big picture (mission, vision, strategic plan, etc.).
  • Build positive relationships with others and conduct negotiation to establish win/win solutions.
  • Ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation.Such competency empowers individuals to achieve the goals of any communication in a manner that is best suited for all parties involved.
  • Ability to articulate production equipment and / or manufacturing process problems to ensure accurate and detailed communication.
  • Transfers information to audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge, so that each member of the audience clearly understands the message.
  • The ability to provide strong teaching and facilitation skills in training delivery.
  • Follow all related safety policies and procedures and put safety first by playing an active role in identifying and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with some supervisory guidance:
  • Ability to explain and utilize techniques to improve and sustain physical energy levels through the day to support resilience on teams.
  • Working with others to gain win-win situations, using persuasive communication, understanding influencing models, negotiation, overcoming resistance.
  • Review all appropriate production documentation and ensure GMP compliance and metric attainment.

General familiarity with the following areas:
  • Developing team capability to learn with knowledge of coaching styles, listening and questioning techniques, feedback models and emotional intelligence.
  • An appreciation of cultural differences and diversity in the workplace.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook).

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • 4+ years of directly related manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with the demonstration of a high level of performance
  • Experience of the basic Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline.
  • Must exhibit GSK Values and Expectations
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Must be able to follow detailed processing instructions as well as accurately documenting any necessary information
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to work shifts that cover a 24/7 production operation
  • Ability to lift and carry materials up to 50 lbs.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the most significant 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 isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; andwhere 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.


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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