Senior Scientist (West Chester)


: $81,640.00 - $118,940.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

The successful candidate will join a Product Development Team within the Biopharmaceutical Product Sciences (BPS) department of the Biopharm Product Development & Supply (BPD&S) organization within GSK R&D, and will work on developing drug product and delivery systems for protein & peptide-based therapeutics.

Responsibilities :

  • Laboratory experimentation, analytical testing, and secondary manufacturing of putative formulations & drug delivery approaches for select protein therapeutics
  • Contributing to conception & evaluation of conventional & novel product matrices and administration modalities
  • Physicochemical and bioanalytical characterization of native and modified biopharm compounds
  • Working with the Bioanalytical Sciences group to define and identify methods to monitor quality attributes for use in product development, release and stability testing
  • Crafting & execution of non-GMP studies to generate product knowledge, and interfacing with the quality organization to craft GMP stability protocols and assess resultant data
  • Working closely with internal & external discovery and development support partners, as needed
  • Maintaining accurate, complete laboratory records; facile use of electronic data & information gathering
  • Capture, archiving and communications techniques
  • Assisting in preparation and review of manufacturing batch records, SOPs, and regulatory documentation, as appropriate
  • Flexibility and willingness to be temporarily assigned to work in other areas such as bioanalytical, processing, and manufacturing groups within the biopharmaceutical organization.
  • Basic Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a BS degree in Pharmaceutics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related scientific discipline with ? 4 years of laboratory-based experience. Or MS Degree with ? 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to become competent using bioanalytical and biophysical techniques for product characterization and stability evaluation is essential, including, e.g., HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, SEC, Spectroscopy (UV/VIS, fluorescence, or CD), & DSC.
    The selected candidate must possess knowledge &/or competencies related to:
  • Protein and peptide chemistry
  • Formulation and drug delivery/device development
  • Drug product manufacturing
  • Conventional and alternative protein formulation and drug delivery/device approaches
  • Analytical methods used to critically assess formulation and product quality is highly desirable.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Creative and motivated self-starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in team and matrix environments.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, complete laboratory records
  • Experience with biopharmaceutical protein formulation and drug product manufacturing
  • Please use the cover letter to highlight how you meet the competencies for the role. Your cover letter along with your CV will be used to assess your application .

    Why GSK?

    Our values and expectations are 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
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    GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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    Associated topics: antibody, biopharma, food scientist, immuno oncology, kinesiology, metabolism, patient, physiologist, physiology, trauma * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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