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Scientist, Drug Product

Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma
Are you energized by a challenging role in pharmaceutical R&D , where scientific demand is driving team growth? If so, this Scientist role would be a great opportunity to consider.

As Scientist, you will be expected to design and execute scientific studies in support of technical programs as they progress from conception and early development to implementation, and transfer to the technical development teams.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Scout for novel drug product platforms and technologies
  • Act as primary source for evaluation of external & internal technologies, encompassing formulation and delivery
  • Design and execute specific projects in collaboration with the related platform staff, following the quality by design framework.
  • Support the discovery teams with the design of formulation for novel candidate vaccines, and the preparation of formulations for preclinical studies
  • Responsible for the conception, design, implementation, and interpretation of scientific and technical data to support own area projects.
  • Collaborate with related platform staff to design, implement, and interpret the data from development workstreams.
  • Make sound scientific/technical decisions based on a balance of data, analysis and experience.
  • Function effectively as a core team member on several projects and leads small projects and established work processes.
  • Solve complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Provide guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Generate strong relationships in the area of preclinical R&D and technical development with high quality partners beneficial to the organization, both internally and externally, to strengthen development/implementation of new methods/technologies.
  • Prepare and present scientific data within Technical R&D / Technical Development team or in Technical taskforces.
  • Able to present and defend scientific data at external events and conferences.
  • Author and review technical protocols and reports in support of various project development stages.
  • Utilize technical process knowledge to meet regulatory requirements appropriate for stage of development.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and with external stakeholders.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD with 0+ years of experience OR MS with 3+ years of experience OR BS with 6+ years of experience
  • Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related scientific field
  • Experience in discovery and/or early development of biopharmaceuticals

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience with vaccine adjuvants and protein based formulations.
  • Experience with nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems (including liposome-based nucleic acid delivery) is highly recommended.
  • E xperience in/understanding of molecular biology and/or immunology.
  • The ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Written and spoken local language.
  • Good understanding of biopharm / vaccine development process .

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 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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