The ideal candidate will have a BS or MS degree in Pharmaceutics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related scientific discipline with 0-5 years of laboratory-based experience. The level and title of the position will take into account the degree and experience of the candidate.
The candidate must be a creative and motivated self-starter, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in team and matrix environments. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:
• Ability to maintain accurate, complete laboratory records
• Ability to become competent using bioanalytical and biophysical techniques for product characterization and stability evaluation is desirable; including, e.g., HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, SEC, Spectroscopy (UV/VIS, fluorescence, or CD), & DSC.
• Knowledge of Protein and peptide chemistry
Experience related to knowledge &/or competencies in the following areas is highly desirable:
• Conventional and alternative protein formulation and drug delivery/device development
• Biopharmaceutical (protein) formulation and drug product manufacturing experience
• Bioanalytical and biophysical techniques for product characterization and stability evaluation is desirable; including, e.g., HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, SEC, Spectroscopy (UV/VIS, fluorescence, or CD), DSC, particle techniques.
The successful candidate will join a Product Development Team within the Biopharmaceutical Product Sciences (BPS) department of the Biopharm Product Development & Supply (BPD&S) organization within GSK R&D and will work on developing drug product and delivery systems for protein & peptide-based therapeutics. Specific responsibilities will be focused around laboratory experimentation, analytical testing, and secondary manufacturing of putative formulations & drug delivery approaches for select protein therapeutics. This includes contributing to conception & evaluation of conventional & novel product matrices and administration modalities; physicochemical and bioanalytical characterization of native and modified biopharm compounds; working with the Bioanalytical Sciences group to define and identify methods to monitor quality attributes for use in product development, release and stability testing; crafting & execution of non-GMP studies to generate product knowledge, and interfacing with the quality organization to craft GMP stability protocols and assess resultant data; working closely with internal & external discovery and development support partners, as needed; maintaining accurate, complete laboratory records; facile use of electronic data & information gathering, capture, archiving and communications techniques; and, assisting in preparation and review of manufacturing batch records, SOPs, and regulatory documentation, as appropriate. The candidate must be flexible and willing to be temporarily assigned to work in other areas, such as bioanalytical, processing, and manufacturing groups within the BPD&S organization.
Closing date: 28th November 2017
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