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Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom (on-site)
7 days ago
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States (remote)
18 days ago
Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
7 days ago
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Site Name: UK - North Ayrshire - Irvine
Posted Date: May 10 2024

We create a place where people can grow, be their best, be safe, and feel welcome, valued and included. We offer a competitive salary, an annual bonus based on company performance, healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, and shares and savings programme.

We embrace modern work practises; our Performance with Choice programme offers a hybrid working model, empowering you to find the optimal balance between remote and in-office work.

Discover more about our company wide benefits and life at GSK on our webpage Life at GSK | GSK

Continuous Improvement Process Chemist

GSK are recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Process Chemist to join them at their site in Irvine on a full-time and permanent basis.

There are some remote working flexibility options for this role when work permits.

As the CI Process Chemist, you will work with the continuous improvement team working on projects to improve efficiency of products and processes as well with sustainability in line with the site clear 2030 strategy.

You will have the opportunity to propose new CI opportunities and help implement these to support safe, complaint and competitive antibiotic manufacture today and into the future.

Job Purpose

To conduct technical investigations and provide technical solutions to drive continuous improvement of the Irvine manufacturing processes. The CI Process Chemist will undertake laboratory work and ongoing process analysis to identify improvements with the existing Clavulanate process as well as assessing new technologies & processing strategies for future step change improvements.

In this role you will…

  • Identify and carry out optimisation programs to improve performance with respect to yield efficiency, cost of production, safety and technical governance e.g. lab investigation, operation of membrane or extraction pilot plants.
  • Support operations in the monitoring of the manufacturing process to identify any issues and optimize where appropriate.
  • Liaise with Operations and Technical Support team with regard to problems experienced in manufacture provide technical insight to root cause investigations
  • Conduct literature based assessment of modern and up-and-coming technologies to identify solutions to energy / raw material consumption and capacity challenges. Evaluate potential opportunities and prepare business cases for delivery to key stakeholders
  • Participate in assessment of raw material suppliers and utilisation to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Liaise with off site technical support, for example BPS Worthing or Stevenage R & D, and potential vendors to provide technical information, relevant insight and solutions
  • To plan, organise and manage analytical programme and equipment.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications/Experience:

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

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline or evidence of similar scientific training.
  • At least two years practical experience in a range of analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC and MS suitable for the analysis of biological & chemical processes and waste streams.
  • Relevant experience in their technical discipline in a chemical, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industry.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

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

  • Production support knowledge and experience
  • Strong background in Analysis Techniques applicable to Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Experience of generating technical reports and proposals

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 27th May 2024

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.
 When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Should you require any adjustments to our process to assist you in demonstrating your strengths and capabilities contact us on or 0808 234 4391. 

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Brentford , UK

GSK is a global biopharma leader with a purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – positively impacting the health of billions of people and delivering stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns. Getting ahead means preventing and treating disease, we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people globally in the next 10 years. Our R&D focus is to deliver a new generation of vaccines and medicines using the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologie...

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