Site Name: UK – Hertfordshire – Stevenage
Posted Date: Oct 22 2021

GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

We’re seeking a motivated experienced analytical chemist to join our Drug Substance and Product Analysis teams at GSK’s flagship R&D site in Stevenage. As a member of a team you will lead analytical aspects aligned to the development, manufacture and supply of new small molecule drug substances.

Your role will be office and laboratory based. You will contribute to the development of the analytical control strategy for new drug substances, author key analytical documentation including methods and specifications, design and execute method development, validation and transfer experiments, author sections of regulatory submissions and develop responses to regulatory questions. You will deliver some of these tasks independently and may lead small teams to deliver others.

The successful applicant can expect excellent onward training in analytical development as well as the opportunity to collaborate with experts working in other disciplines; particularly formulation, manufacturing, regulatory and synthetic chemistry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the transfer of methods to commercial manufacturing sites
  • Author sections of regulatory submissions and develop responses to regulatory questions
  • Contribute to the development of the analytical control strategy for new drug substances
  • Executing analytical work safely in accordance with GMP
  • Apply analytical techniques including; HPLC, GC, KF and spectroscopic techniques which will cover projects right across the development cycle from first time in human through to commercialisation
  • Working in a matrix team to ensure appropriate analytical methods are in place as required for the assessment of intermediates and drug substance and their release for clinical use
  • Clearly report the results of your experiments and communicate the results and your conclusions to matrix teams and management

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Why you?

Basic Qualifications

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

  • BSc/MChem (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • Previous experience of analytical techniques including; HPLC, GC, KF and spectroscopic techniques
  • Knowledge of ICH quality guidelines and their applicability to small molecule drug substance
  • GMP knowledge / experience
  • Knowledge of the requirement for releasing drug substances for clinical studies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • Previous experience authoring regulatory submissions (eg. IND, CTA, MAA, NDA)
  • Previous experience in the development of the analytical control strategy for new drug substances

Closing Date for Applications: 3rd November 2021

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.

At GSK, we’re a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK’s values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it’s about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

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As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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