Biopharmaceutical Associate I

    • Rockville, MD

Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville
Posted Date: Aug 13 2020
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
Basic understanding and knowledge of the following areas and ability to perform the activity with some supervisory guidance:

  • Preparation, cleaning, sterilization, batching, pasteurization or filtration and delivery of media and solutions for cell culture and purification operations.
  • 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.
  • Set-up of fixed and mobile process equipment and parts with CIP skids to carry out validated cleaning and sterilization processes.
  • 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 and Put safety first by playing an active role in identifying and correcting unsafe behaviors and conditions.
  • Ability to choose a type of communication that is most effective in a given situation.

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)

Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Ability to work shifts that cover a 24/7 production operation
  • Ability to lift and carry materials up to 50 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Art / Associates Degree in biological sciences, chemical sciences, engineering or equivalent technical discipline.
  • Must be able to follow detailed processing instructions as well as accurately documenting any necessary information
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
  • Strong verbal and written skills

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:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.
  • Managing individual performance.
  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritization, execution, delivering performance.
  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organizational transformation.
  • Building a resilient organization.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organization and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.
  • Managing P&L and capital allocation.


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