Formulation Scientist

    • Qinnan, China

Site Name: Suzhou Plant Tech Industry Park
Posted Date: Feb 25 2020
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Job Purpose:

  • The Development Scientist supports new product development by developing formulations and/or providing analysis and evaluation of material and products at all stages of the development process, considering scientific and timing objectives. This individual would have various levels of involvement in the development of conventional and non-conventional solid, semi-solid, liquid, and other formulations.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Execution Powerhouse
  • Manages or contributes to one or more projects in support of Brand Innovation strategy. Exercises a wide degree of technical sophistication in accomplishing assigned objectives.
  • Designs experiments and carries out scientific work with an awareness of state-of-the-art technology. Creates research plans to fit overall project objectives.
  • Ensures all work is conducted in accordance with written procedures (e.g. quality and safety), methods & batch documents, etc.
  • Identify, challenge, develop and implement written procedures (e.g. quality and safety)
  • methods & batch documents, etc.
  • Produces or contributes to, departmental quality documentation (including SOP's, batch documentation, validation protocols & reports).
  • Specific safety and quality responsibilities for department and site (e.g. GMP, Audits, Health & Safety).
  • Deliver all EHS standards and expectations on site and within the laboratories
  • Works with Outsourcing Leader and/or Senior Development Scientists and contractors
  • facilitate completion of outsourced support activity
2. Growth Mindset
  • Maintains awareness of scientific literature to assist work progression and understanding.
  • Highlights own training needs and working with manager develop a training plan and achieve training goals.
  • Trains self and others in new technology and laboratory responsibilities (including coaching, mentoring and elements of personal development).
  • Develops knowledge of regulations impacting areas of work (e.g. EP/USP/ICH)
3. Consumer and Customer-Obsessed
  • Participate in consumer engagement research to understand the category and needs
  • Work with Consumer Understanding and Sensory scientists to development consumer-developed innovation
4. Data-Driven
  • Maintains precise experimental records; issues report at project milestones; writes invention records to protect scientific discoveries.
  • Ensures all work is always conducted following good scientific practice and Good Manufacturing Practice (where required).
5. Agile
  • Sets and resets priorities to remain focused on objectives in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Takes responsibility for specific equipment in accordance with site procedures.
  • Participates in general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives

Knowledge/ Education / Previous Experience Required: 1. Educational Background
  • Minimum Level of Education: BS degree in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Preferred Level of Education: MS or Ph.D. degree in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science

2. Job-Related Experience
  • Minimum Level of relevant Job-Related Experience required : 5 years (BS); 2 years (MS)

3. Other Job-Related Skills/Background
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
  • Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.
  • Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organisations.
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
  • An ability to organise and report study data from internal and external sources.
  • Flair for creativity and innovation
  • Computer literate.
  • Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.


Why GSK?
Our values and expectationsare 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, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.


Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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