Senior Development Scientist, Voltaren
- Richmond, VA
Site Name: Richmond Sherwood
Posted Date: Oct 13 2020
As we look to redefine expectations in consumer healthcare, we need experienced, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to help on this journey. Being part of Consumer Health at GSK is being part of something special. The focus of the organization couldn't be clearer - we are fueled by a personal passion to give our customers and our patients MORE. We are ready, are you?
The Sr. Development Scientist, Voltaren supports and leads 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 and leadership in the development of conventional and non-conventional solid, semi-solid, liquid, and other formulations.
Key responsibilities for this role will include the following:
- 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
- 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
- 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).
- 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: We seek candidates that possess the following qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
- At least 7 years of formulation and/or product development experience with a bachelor's degree or at least 4 years of experience with a master's degree
- Four years of topical experience (i.e. gels, creams, ointments, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- MS or Ph.D. degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
- Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
- Ability to connect consumer needs to product development
- 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
- Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.
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