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?
This exciting opportunity will allow you to leverage your leadership and influencing skills to build organizational capabilities that will enable GSK Consumer Healthcare to be the most innovative, best performing and trusted Consumer Healthcare company.
The Development Scientist, Voltaren supports 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 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)
Consumer and Customer-Obsessed
Participate in consumer engagement research to understand the category and needs
Work with Consumer Understanding and Sensory scientists to development consumer developed 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).
Sets and resets priorities to remain focused on objectives in rapidly changing circumstances.
Takes responsibility for specific equipment in accordance with site procedures.
Participates in general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives
We seek candidates that possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
At least 5 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or at least 2 years with a master’s degree
Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.
Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organizations.
Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
An ability to organize and report study data from internal and external sources.
Flair for creativity and innovation
Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
MS or Ph.D. degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
About GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
We also have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 64 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and large R&D facilities in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
Mission: At GSK we are on a mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We know that healthy communities depend on healthy people, and healthy communities are the backbone of strong, sustainable societies. As a business we have responsibilities to society, and society has expectations of us. Our goal is to meet those responsibilities and expectations – and, where possible, exceed them.
More about us:
We want to help people do more, feel better, live longer
Today there are still millions of people without access to basic healthcare, thousands of diseases without adequate treatments and millions more people who suffer from everyday ailments. At GSK we want to change this.
As a global healthcare company, we take on some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges.
By delivering a sustainable business, we provide health benefits to patients and consumers, improved shareholder returns as well as supporting wider society.
We have three world-leading businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to widening access to our products, so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay.
Each of our three businesses benefits from GSK’s commercial infrastructure, integrated supply networks and significant global presence.
At GSK, we believe how we do business is as important as what we do – it’s what makes us different - so we are challenging industry norms by changing the way we work.
Our core values are patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency. We expect our employees to share our values, to act transparently and with integrity at all times.
We motivate our employees to put our values at the heart of every decision they make through strong leadership, offering individual development opportunities and rewarding employees for how they work as well as what they achieve. We want everyone at GSK feel proud of the work that they do, the company they work for, and the difference they make.
We focus on the individual, doing what is right for patients and customers. We are committed to the highest standard of ethical medical practice and governance in our work. In addition, we are committed to an effective and responsibly managed supply chain, which is essential for our manufacturing teams to deliver high quality medicines and products to patients and consumers.
To do this we work with our partners and customers to improve healthcare and find new medicines and vaccines. We can only earn respect by taking the time to look at issues through the eyes of others and providing products of real benefit.
We make this happen by:
• Focusing on the patient's and consumer's needs in research
• Ensuring patient/consumer safety is paramount
• Ensuring product quality and reliability of supply
We are committed to performance with integrity. Doing what is right for our patients and consumers must be at the heart of every decision we make. In doing so, we demonstrate integrity in action, at every level, every day.
Living up to the standards that are rightly expected of us means we must in all interactions:
• Act legally and fairly, within the spirit of all laws, regulations and policies
• Encourage employees to speak up if something doesn't feel right or doesn't align with our values
• Make realistic commitments and keep our promises
• Look for principles, not loopholes
• Encourage employees to seek guidance when in any doubt
Respect for people
We support and inspire our colleagues to help them be the best they can be and to achieve great things. Central to this is our day-to-day working culture, which is based on the following foundations:
• We ensure our workplace is safe and free of harassment and bullying
• We actively seek, value and draw on the differing knowledge, perspectives, experience and styles present in our global community of employees
• We create an atmosphere of trust, in which concerns can be fully raised
As our business evolves to meet global challenges, so does our culture – and transparency is integral to this. For us, transparency means being honest about what we do, how we do it and the challenges we face. We are open to challenge, to discussion and to improving how we work to reflect our values.
We seek to put this into action by:
• Ensuring what we say or write is fair and honest, and not misleading or incomplete
• Providing timely, relevant, and accurate information
• Demonstrating conviction and take ownership
• Escalating important information promptly
We aim to create an inclusive workplace to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures.
We focus on creating an inclusive organisation where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. An inclusive environment welcomes different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles from across our global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, but makes good business sense.
Equality means affording all employees equal treatment regardless of actual or perceived race; color; ethnic or national origin; age; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; gender identity and/or expression; religion or belief; physical ability/ disability and/or chronic health conditions (such as HIV/AIDS status); genetic make-up; or other protected characteristics as relevant in a country.
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Benefits: As a GSK employee, you are part of a company that celebrates your achievements and rewards your individual contribution to our business, and our success. Recognizing our best performers who help deliver our strategic priorities in line with our values is the cornerstone of our reward philosophy.
We invest in your development and partner with you to save for the future. We recognize our geographically diverse workforce by designing reward packages that are tailored to your needs. We also support your health and wellness, as well as your family’s, no matter where you live.