IBL - GMS Quality Associate (Boronia)

Basic qualifications:

You must be in your penultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology or Science.

Preferred qualifications:

You must be in your penultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology or Science.

Details:

IBL – GMS Quality Associate (Boronia) – 3 Roles

  • 12 month paid internship commencing in Jan 2018
  • Gain invaluable industry experience
  • Work in an organisation that makes a difference

Our pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Boronia is GSK's largest manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere exporting to over 30 markets around the world. It is also the fourth-largest sterile facility housing a state-of-the-art Blow-Fill-Seal production line. Blow-Fill-Seal uses innovative technology for advanced antiseptic liquid medicines.

We have three exciting roles in the below Quality functions:

Quality Control (Chemistry)

This role provides the successful candidate a range of experience in a Quality Control laboratory that is a stepping stone to any career in the science field.

You will be responsible for:

  • Testing of finished products including tablets, nebules, and ampoules for release and stability purposes in quality control lab
  • Raw material testing and environment monitoring
  • Preparing investigation reports where required
  • Methods of testing included but not limited to HPLC, UV dissolution titrations, wet chemistry testing, disintegration etc
  • Prepare procedures and protocol

Accepting applications from students in their penultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry disciplines.

Operational Quality (Systems & Standards)

This role provides the successful candidate a range of experience in an Operational Quality environment that is a stepping stone to any career in the pharmaceutical or food industry quality sectors. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with deviations including performing root cause analysis
  • GEMBA of processes to identify area of improvement to meet GMP requirements
  • Trending of data to identify areas for improvement
  • Generation of Certificates of analysis for markets post batch release
  • Liaising with production for batch documents and information required for investigation purposes.
  • Prepare procedures and protocols

Accepting applications from students in their penultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Biological science, pharmacy or chemistry.

Microbiologist

This role will provide a range of experience in a Microbiology Laboratory. Your responsibilities will include; microbiological sampling, testing and reporting of raw materials in process samples, stability samples, services testing and environmental monitoring.

Other key accountabilities include:

  • To ensure that all testing is done per Lean Sigma principles, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Laboratory Safety Procedures and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • To respond to internal or external auditors on queries relating to microbial testing
  • To contribute to a Continuous Improvement culture in the Micro laboratory by implementing Lean Lab ways of working. (eg standardisation of testing methods, testing materials at point of use, visual lab, improvement lab cycle times, improving communication)

Accepting applications from students in their penultimate year of a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy or Biological sciences.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Please refer to individual job roles above for study disciplines
  • An interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry is favourable
  • Strong passion and interest in the placement field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and an eagerness to learn
  • High attention to detail, rigor and process
  • Excellent project management, to manage and prioritise multiple ongoing projects
  • Ability to quickly build strong internal & external networks
  • Support change and innovation
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving skills

About GSK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led healthcare company, with a proud history in Australia dating back to 1886. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Preventing and treating disease is challenging and inspiring work. We support, develop and reward the people that make-up our talented workforce. Our diverse business is made up of distinct areas: Pharmaceuticals (including vaccines) and Consumer Healthcare.

Why work for GSK?

  • Gain real work experience that will put you at a competitive advantage to your peers
  • Work in a highly collaborative, supportive work culture with people who enjoy what they do.
  • Gain additional training outside of your work
  • Be a part of a community of other IBL students & form real friendships

How can you apply?

  1. Click Apply Now

  2. In your application you must include your Australian work right status, University name, Bachelor Degree, expected completion date and current stage of degree. Applications without this information will not be considered.

  3. Please note, eligibility criteria states you must be in the penultimate year of your Bachelor degree, in the relevant discipline. Full Australian working rights are required prior to application.

  4. Visit http://au.gsk.com/en-au/careers/students/ to find out more about GSK program.

Any specific questions can be made directly to Sarah Wilde at GSK at [email protected]

Applications close 22 September 2017 at 1pm.

Contact information:

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

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