GMS Quality Associate- Future Leaders Program-US- 2018

Basic qualifications:

BS degree completed by September 2018

  • Majoring in any of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Chemistry-related science, Analytical Sciences, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, or a related field of study• 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for the duration of the 3-year Program and will not require future sponsorship for an employment visa status
  • Extremely mobile and able to relocate domestically and internationally

Less than 2 years of relevant work experience upon graduation

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a laboratory or technical department in either industry or University.
  • Experience of working in the pharmaceutical or cosmetics industry or participation in an industry-focused University project.
  • For Microbiology roles – Course content specifically aligned to the pharmaceutical industry.

For Analytical Chemistry roles - Course content or lab experience of High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, spectrophotometric techniques such as IR (Infra Red) / UV (Ultra Violet), Mass spectroscopy

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Our Global Manufacturing and Supply organization (GMS) leads the rapid commercialization and distribution of GSK products, allowing team members to take a proactive, hands-on approach to shaping the world around them. Working in conjunction with other parts of the business, we ensure the smooth and rapid transition of newly developed products into full-scale manufacture. By using a variety of processes and the latest efficient technology, our global network is able to deliver to patients and customers four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products every single year.

As an Analytical Chemistry graduate, you can expect to work on:

  • Analytical testing on various dose forms of products, such as tablet, sterile, topical and inhaled products across Pharmaceutical, Consumer Health and Biopharmaceutical supply chains.
  • Improvements and modernization of analytical equipment and analytical test methods.
  • Participating in new product introduction and product transfer process.
  • Trouble shooting and investigating of atypical results.
  • Working across functions to participate or lead laboratory related projects.

As a Microbiology graduate, you can expect to work on:

  • Conduct microbiological analysis and monitoring in support of GSK's sterile and non-sterile manufacturing operations (spanning Pharmaceutical, Consumer Health, Biopharmaceutical and Vaccines operations). This will include the interpretation of microbiological testing and monitoring data that relate to product quality.
  • Developing and introducing new microbiological methods or techniques.
  • Carrying out investigations, problem solving and providing microbiological consultancy
  • Performing microbiological risk assessments of manufacturing processes.
  • Validation, verification and qualification of equipment, with a focus on sterilization and sanitization

By joining the three-year rotational GMS Technical Development Program, you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to lives around the world, whilst enjoying some of the healthiest career prospects in the industry.

The program involves three different rotations in the US, with the potential to have an opportunity internationally, depending on business needs. The rotations will be aligned to both business and personal development needs. At the end of the program, if you have delivered to the standards that we expect, you will be supported to obtain a role within the business.

Training and Development

To support you throughout our challenging Graduate Program, you will progress through a structured development path involving both core training and an individually tailored training plan. You are allocated an individual budget to fund your professional development.

To help you transition into our Graduate Program, you will be supported by a current graduate. The bullet points below give you a very brief view of where the training focus lies.

Technical Expertise

  • Application of core technical skills in an industrial setting
  • Exposure to various areas of the business through different rotations
  • Technical training driven by your discipline and the rotational objectives
  • Development guided by a technical competency framework specific to that of your discipline
  • • Business networking events
  • Site and role specific training and development (e.g. Health & Safety, Quality Management Systems, Project Management)

Personal Development Support

  • Support through mentoring and sponsorship
  • Development of Leadership Expectations
  • 360-degree feedback - feedback from colleagues, managers and stakeholders to aid your development
  • Business networking events
  • Career planning

Recruitment Process

We are currently recruiting for an Associate for a September 2018 start date. There will be an Assessment Center for final candidate selection held in RTP, NC during the month of November 2017. Final candidates will be required to attend the Assessment Center.

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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