Senior Analytical Scientist

    • Songling, China

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

Job Purpose:

  • The GSK Consumer Healthcare R&D team supports the development of leading global brands in Consumer Health care. Analytical sciences is a specialized discipline providing support to new product development, by developing, validating and transfering state-of-the-art robust methods that enable the growth of the Consumer Health Business.
  • This role is to execute technical strategies in analytical chemistry, within a region or category, which is focused on the delivery of innovation, may lead moderately complex problem solving, troubleshoot and solve analytical methodology issues in the GSK network. This role is familiar with HPLC and GC and well established detection technology.. This role displays continuing growth of knowledge of analytical chemistry. The role requires close collaboration with new product development.

Key Responsibilities :
  • An engaged technical expert who executes technical aspects of analytical development
  • Has advanced knowledge of varied aspects or a specialized aspect of a discipline and working knowledge of principles and concepts in other relevant disciplines. Applies technical and functional knowledge to design experiments, assist in project design, and independently completes tasks
  • Acts as a scientific resource within the analytical team
  • Creates innovative methodologies
  • A scientific and technical colleague who interfaces with internal and external partners such as Formulations and Quality
  • Assist in the development of novel approaches to solve moderately difficult problems
  • Leads or participates in due diligence, new business opportunities and product assessments as required.
  • Produces effective presentations and possesses writing skills to tailor messages to a variety of audiences as appropriate (e.g. external, commercial, management, scientific).
  • Successfully perfoms and directs method validation / transfer activities without supervision
  • Consistently recognizes atypical data including chromatography and intermediate results and resolves the issues
  • Capable of troubleshooting difficult instrumentation issues
  • Successfully directs and performs method development for various finished dosage forms

Knowledge/ Education / Previous Experience Required:

A. Educational Background
  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry MS Chemistry with a minimum of 7 years of experience in analytical chemistry
  • BS Chemisry with a minimum of 10 years of experience in analytical chemistry

B. Job-Related Experience
  • Some experience (1-7 years, depending on education) in the area of analytical sciences in the Rx, OTC or consumer products industry
  • Proven ability to assist in developing scientifically sound and robust methods of analysis to be used for release and stability testing and complex problem solving
  • Good communication and influencing skills in a complex, matrix environment
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements related to analytical chemistry within product development.
  • Ability to communicate problems / challenges and solutions in a clear and concise manner

C. Other Job-Related Skills/Background
  • The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational ability, comfort with complexity and ambiguity and an ability to lead within a strong matrix organization.
  • A passion for science will be essential given the critical importance of technical expertise for the success of the organization.

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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