Solid-State NMR Spectroscopist

Your Responsibilities:
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with R&D playing a fundamental role in helping GSK to achieve its mission - enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. The Analytical Sciences and Development (ASD) department, part of Platform Technology & Sciences (PTS), undertakes critical expert work in supporting the drug development process as well as existing products, to deliver new medicines to patients by accelerating access to novel medicines, preventions and cures.

The Global Spectroscopy (GS) group, part of ASD, is responsible for all the spectroscopic activities that take a drug candidate from earliest development into manufacturing. As part of this, the spectroscopy group solves structural chemistry problems for biologists, chemists and analysts in PTS by making intelligent and coordinated use of MS, NMR, vibrational spectroscopy and allied hyphenated techniques. The group uses state-of-the-art equipment in a modern laboratory and works closely with scientists around the world in GSK.

We currently have a vacancy in the spectroscopy group for a solid-state NMR spectroscopist. The principle duties of the role are:
• To work as part of the spectroscopy team using solid-state NMR (SSNMR) spectroscopy to provide a key part of our primary solid state analysis of API and drug product.
• To develop and apply innovative SSNMR methods to analytical problems.
• To take part in multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems by the most effective route, using a knowledge of other key analytical techniques, especially infrared, Raman and XRPD.
• To evaluate results and provide reports on the work performed.
• To evaluate, introduce and apply new methodology and technology in SSNMR, contributing to the strategic development of the spectroscopy group.
• To troubleshoot experimental and instrumental problems.

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Closing date for applications: 18th May 2018

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.
The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Chemistry or Physical Chemistry or related subject, preferably in a SSNMR spectroscopy related discipline
• Proven track record of use of SSNMR in solid state study of organic/inorganic/biological materials
• Knowledge of state-of-the-art SSNMR techniques and instrumentation

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience in analysis of small organic molecules by SSNMR would be an advantage
• Proven track record of development of novel SSNMR methodology in the pharmaceutical (or related) industry
• Experience in optimising, developing and troubleshooting SSNMR methods
• Experience in regulated GxP laboratory
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Project leadership skills
• Familiarity with regulatory submission documents
• Knowledge of spectroscopic techniques other than SSNMR would be an advantage, e.g. solution-state NMR, vibrational spectroscopy, XRPD

Why GSK?:
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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