Scientist, Drug Product Development

    • Rockville, MD

Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville
Posted Date: May 4 2020
The Scientist is expected to design and execute scientific studies in support of technical programs as they progress from early development into Phase I/ II, Phase III, technology transfer and process performance qualification at the intended commercial site.

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in formulation and process development with an emphasis on lyophilization and other drying technologies as they pertain to sterile inject-able products
  • Knowledgeable on overall Sterile Products manufacturing
  • Knowledge on adjuvant technology and use of adjuvants in vaccine product development
  • Able to conceptualize and implement innovations in sterile products manufacturing
  • Designs and executes specific drug product development projects in collaboration with the related platform staff, following the quality by design framework.
  • Responsible for the conception, design, implementation, and interpretation of scientific and technical data to support own area projects.
  • Collaborates with related platform staff to design, implement, and interpret the data from development work-streams.
  • Makes sound scientific/technical based on a balance of data, analysis and experience.
  • Functions effectively as a core team member on several projects and leads small projects and established work processes.
  • Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Provides guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Generates strong relationships in the area of technical development with high quality partners beneficial to the organization, both internally and externally, to strengthen development/implementation of new methods/technologies.
  • Prepares and presents scientific data within Technical R&D / Technical Development team or in Technical task-force.
  • Able to defend scientific data to external events, like congress.
  • Authors and reviews technical protocols and reports in support of various project development stages.
  • Utilizes technical process knowledge to meet regulatory requirements appropriate for stage of development.
  • Communicates effectively within TRD and with external stakeholders.
  • Encourage adaptation and proactively promote the GxP / EHS / QA rules application
  • Authors and reviews technical protocols and reports in support of various project development stages.
  • Utilize technical process knowledge to meet regulatory requirements appropriate for stage of development.
  • Makes sound scientific/technical decisions based on a balance of data, analysis and experience.
  • Play a significant role on solving complex problems through analytical thinking to identify and understand alternatives using knowledge gained through formal education, experience and sound judgment.
  • Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Ability to effectively work and perform within a team of related platform staff is essential.
  • Must have the ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively.
  • Collaborates with more senior scientific staff to design and interpret the data from development projects.
  • Coordinate a small group to implement studies from development projects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competences through participation to seminars, peer-reviewed report and/or publications
  • Responsible for the conception, design, implementation and interpretation of scientific and technical data to support TRD own area projects


Why you? Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD with 0+ years of experience OR, MS with 3+ years of experience OR, BS with 6+ years of experience

  • Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related scientific field
  • Scientific degree required. Level of experience required due to the complexity of Vaccine products (broad portfolio is managed at this level).

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Good understanding of biopharm / vaccine development process
  • Scientific knowledge in a pharmaceutical company or in a university
  • Experience in technology transfer and industrialization is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Written and spoken local language is a plus


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:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor 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.

US work authorization is required for this role. Sponsorship is not available for this position

*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.

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