Senior Development Scientist, Otrivin

    • Richmond, VA

Site Name: Richmond Sherwood
Posted Date: Aug 20 2020
Otrivin R&D Brand team objectives are to deliver and execute key innovation projects from concept to launch for the Otrivin #1 Nasal Health brand, to develop robust formulations and finished products that delight our consumers and address their unmet needs, and to act as subject matter expert for our APIs and product delivery methods.

This candidate will act as champion and role model for driving performance while development new product innovation/formulations. She/he needs to have expertise in many areas of formulation development including nasal spray, topical and naturals. She/he needs to demonstrate GSK values and consumers are at the heart of all her/his actions and decisions. We are looking at a candidate who is eager to learn, agile, who walk the talk and who knows how to build relationships and trust with an inclusive mindset. The successful candidate will demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to coach and mentor of junior staff.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following...

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
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)
  • Build relationships within cross-functional partners to deliver innovation programs
Consumer and Customer-Obsessed
  • Participate in consumer engagement research to understand the category and needs
  • Collaborates with Consumer Understanding and Sensory scientists and contributes to the development of consumer-driven innovation
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).
Agile
  • Flexes priorities to remain focused on objectives in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Takes responsibility for specific equipment in accordance with site procedures.
  • Participates and may lead in general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives

Why You? Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • At least 7 years of experience with a bachelor's degree or at least 4 years with a master's degree
  • Experiences with Respiratory category products and Nasal sprays (at least experience with formulation development of topical products and naturals)
  • Demonstration of successful formulation and/or product development
  • Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.
  • An ability to organize and report study data from internal and external sources
  • Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS or Ph.D. degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Flair for creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
  • Ability to connect consumer needs to product development
  • Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organisations.

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.

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