Investigator, Chemical Development

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Aug 2 2019
GlaxoSmithKline is recognized internationally for its innovative approach to drug discovery and development. Our success is built on the collaboration of multi-disciplinary teams of scientists sharing their ideas and expertise. We are currently looking for a highly motivated synthetic organic chemists to join our Chemical Development team in suburban Philadelphia. The role provides scientific, technological and practical input to deliver commercial routes of synthesis within R&D. The successful applicant has an excellent practical and theoretical understanding of synthetic chemistry or a relevant technology and will conduct scientific work programs and make contributions both independently or as a member of a team.

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Expertise in state-of-the art synthetic organic chemistry
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Scientific record demonstrating excellence in chemistry (e.g. publications, patents, or presentations)

Behaviors & competencies:
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High learning agility

Preferred qualifications (in addition to basic qualifications):
  • 1-3 years postdoctoral experience and/or industrial experience
  • Has demonstrated creativity in organic chemistry while solving complex problems

Behaviors & competencies:
  • Track record of working effectively in a team environment
  • Self-aware; seeks ways to improve personal and scientific 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:

  • 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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