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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Junior Manufacturing Scientist



Full Time

On Site


King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia
Posted Date: Sep 1 2022

The Junior Manufacturing Scientist will operate equipment and perform tasks associated with the manufacture of quality parenteral products for development and clinical use. This role will support manufacturing scientists in the coordination of clinical and development manufacture in the GMP pilot plant and development spaces.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Set-up, operate, and disinfect pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment including autoclaves, depyrogenation tunnels, vial washers, parts washers, VHP systems, automated filling lines, cappers and vision inspection systems.
  • Perform sanitization, disinfection, and cleaning of equipment, barriers, and GMP areas.
  • Write, review and maintain procedures for manufacturing equipment.
  • Ensure products manufactured are of the highest attainable level of quality
  • Ensure compliance with cGMPs, SOPs, and GSK standards of documentation to support sterile manufacturing.
  • Actively participate in GEMBAs & RCAs; contributes to a continuous improvement culture
  • Actively participates in the safety program and live the Living Safety culture
  • May perform visual inspection parenteral products.
  • Assist manufacturing scientists with activities to support batch record authoring, compounding, sampling and shipping of finished Drug Product.
  • Provide independent support on behalf of sterile operations for compliance activities such as EALs, Incursions, Task Binder oversight, Management Monitoring program oversight etc.
  • Independently author process related Standard Operating Procedures, Production Forms, Logbooks, and Laboratory Notebooks.
  • Assist manufacturing scientists in engaging with Product Teams to resolve product development issues related to aseptic processing technology or sterile manufacturing equipment.
  • Perform assigned manufacturing scientist role for Line Clearance activities
  • May provide inventory oversight, order and maintain non-COMET controlled consumable inventory within the Pilot Plant Operations
  • Provide technical training for new or less experienced team members
  • Assist with validation, change controls, and quality investigations
  • Other task and responsibilities as assigned associated with company and department objectives.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Microbiology or Biology or Chemical/ Biomedical engineering or similar Science based field
  • Knowledge of microbiology as it relates to sterile manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Good written and oral communication skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Proven teamwork and organizational skills
  • Experience with visual inspection of parenteral products
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a clinical aseptic manufacturing environment, or similar regulated GMP operation.
  • Experience in the hands-on use of equipment and processes in a manufacturing/production environment.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the biggest changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. ​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive. ​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. ​


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