Biopharmaceutical Associate I

    • Rockville, MD

Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville
Posted Date: Feb 18 2020
Basic understanding and knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with some supervisory guidance:
- Set-up of fixed and mobile process equipment and parts with CIP skids to carry out validated cleaning and sterilization processes.
- Preparation, cleaning, sterilization, batching, pasteurization or filtration and delivery of media and solutions for cell culture and purification operations.
- Ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation.
- Perform the set-up, operation, cleaning and break-down of process equipment.
- Perform sampling procedures on various analytical instruments to analyze cell culture, solution and/or product concentration characteristics. Operate Filter integrity devices to confirm the integrity of filters pre and post use.
- Perform process operations, equipment and instrument monitoring and trending to enable proactive identification of issues to escalate and correct with applicable departments.
- Follow appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols and batch records/logbooks to safely perform process operations and document compliantly with good documentation and data integrity practices.
- Follow all related safety policies and procedures.

General familiarity with the following areas:
- Knowledge and application of standard ERP processes in M-ERP following global and local procedures.
- Understanding of the GSK Production System (GPS) continuous improvement system and apply the GPS mindsets and behaviors.
- Knowledge and skill required to manage and use automation and emerging digital platforms.
-General knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook)

Basic Qualifications
High School Diploma or Equivalency
Must exhibit GSK Values and Expectations
Strong verbal and written skills
Must be able to follow detailed processing instructions as well as accurately documenting any necessary information
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
Ability to work shifts that cover a 24/7 production operation
Ability to lift and carry materials up to 50 lbs

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Art / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline.

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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