Biopharmaceutical Engineering - Future Leaders Program, US - 2021

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Rockville, Maryland
October 21 2020
Exciting minds with our Future Leaders Graduate Program - Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Education required: BS or MS degree in Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biopharmaceuticals, or related field of study. Graduation by Spring/Summer 2021

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in your native language and English

Other requirements: Location mobility and willingness to relocate domestically

Start date: September 2021 or before

*You can apply to only one Future Leaders Graduate Program in the U.S.

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and offer positions on a first come, first served basis.

Want to solve some of the world's biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we're a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We're looking for leaders of the future in Biopharmaceutical Engineering

Are you a highly capable graduate with the skills to design, develop and improve robust, leading-edge biopharmaceutical products and manufacturing processes? If so, you could be part of our talented Biopharmaceutical team, ensuring we can deliver billions of packs of live saving medicines to customers every year.

Develop your career

Over three years and three stretching rotations, our Future Leaders Graduate Program will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You'll get to meet senior leaders and network with other graduates from across GSK. You'll also receive a generous development budget to accelerate your learning. Which all adds up to a role that's designed to transform talented graduates into key, senior figures.

What will you do?
  • Take biopharmaceutical products from R&D to full-scale commercial manufacturing
  • Project manage the introduction of new processing equipment and manufacturing technologies
  • Investigate and solve technical problems using machine learning / data analysis
  • Purify protein therapeutics through centrifugation, chromatography and filtration
  • Improve the robustness of our biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes by developing mechanistic understanding of problems and implementing innovative solutions

Tailored training - and great career progression

We'll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for a successful career. After you complete our Future Leaders Graduate Program, you'll have the skills to become a leader of the future. There's no limit to how far you can go with us - it's up to you to prove yourself.

You'll be excited by the thought of:
  • Developing your skills in an industry that's making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products
  • Developing your project management skills
  • Building an understanding of the state-of-the-art equipment we use
  • Working with (and in) cross-functional, multi-cultural teams - delivering business critical projects
  • Having a generous development budget to accelerate your learning

You'll need:
  • A relevant degree and be keen to learn
  • The ability to work with and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • To be a self-motivated and proactive graduate
  • To be enthusiastic and driven to succeed.
  • To be a natural team worker
  • The ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure
  • To be analytical and process driven with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and a gift for solving problems
  • A genuine interest in the healthcare industry

Our Future Leaders Graduate Program is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don't have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying. Of course, many graduates who join the program have worked while studying or after graduation. If you've already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this program, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.

Benefits include:
  • A competitive base salary
  • An annual bonus based on company performance
  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and childcare support
  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements
  • Long-term incentives through shared ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs
  • Competitive relocation policy for those who are eligible
  • Opportunity for flexible working arrangements

Get to grips with our recruitment process

Watch the video in the banner at the top of this page and you'll find tips on our website

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You'll be asked for your personal information and why you want to work for us. We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and offer positions on a first come, first served basis.

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