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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Lab Equipment Specialist (Digital)



Full Time

On Site


Ware, Massachusetts, United States

Site Name: UK - Hertfordshire - Ware
Posted Date: Apr 13 2023

The Quality function promotes quality and compliance through the product life-cycle within the wider manufacturing and production operations at the GSK Ware Manufacturing Site. This entails monitoring all quality related systems, improvement procedures and documentation (including analytical data and information), ensuring that products released have been manufactured, packaged and distributed according to all Regulatory and cGMP requirements (including appropriate certification for EU markets).

Job Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Laboratory Automation Manager, you will take responsibility for providing equipment expertise to deliver new automations, new digital solutions, maintain existing equipment and to validate new equipment and platforms. On-site the role-title is “Equipment/Digital Specialist”. In delivering your role will act internally and externally to GSK (eg; R&D, sister sites, equipment manufacturers).

Key Responsibilities:

• Repair and maintain existing equipment building a good relationship with the supplier

• Validate new equipment and new technologies for use

• Work with R&D to align testing platforms both for existing and new products

• Work with laboratory management team ensuring the equipment solutions are fit for purpose both for today and tomorrow

• Build capability of staff with equipment usage and performance

• Be innovative and source alternative solutions for lab testing

• Front areas of expertise and equipment processes to internal and external audits

• Knowledge of regulatory requirements.

• Ability to influence others in areas of technical expertise.

• May be involved in ordering consumables and equipment but there is no direct budget responsibility.

About You:

As this role is multi-faceted and includes liaising with a wide variety of on-site production and operations teams, you will be a self-motivated individual who has strong experience of working in quality and/or manufacturing at a complex manufacturing site. You will have experience of Laboratory Automation / Equipment Validation and a relevant degree (eg; scientific or engineering). You will also have a strong continuous improvement mindset.

About Ware Manufacturing Site:

Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company’s pipeline of new medicines in these dose forms, many of which are life saving medicines. A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of new products.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 1st of May 2023 (COB).

Please include your CV when applying for this role.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience and qualifications, ideally gained working in a laboratory (highly regulated industry).

  • Knowledge and application of the principle of the Quality Management Systems (QMS).

About GSK:

GSK has changed. In July 2022, we demerged our world-leading consumer healthcare business, Haleon. We are now a fully focused biopharma company. We prioritise innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximising the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of this is our R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and our world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development. For more information on GSK please refer to our website: [Register to View]

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. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

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 workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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