Analytical Associate Scientist

Job description

Site Name: Richmond Sherwood
Posted Date: Jul 17 2020

Are you energized by a Quality Assurance role that allows you to accelerate compliance in a highly technical and regulated environment?  If so, this Operational QA Staff role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

As an Operational QA Staff, you will manage/lead/be responsible for working on the shop floor addressing quality issues during production shift operating hours. Additional responsibilities include supporting incident and deviation investigations, participation in internal auditing activities and batch record review.

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

  • Ensure products are produced to the correct specification and per the operating instructions for all markets.
  • Participate in gathering data and providing quality insights for deviation and consumer complaint investigations.
  • Assist in review and approval of finished goods batch documentation.
  • Assist in level 1 and level 2 internal auditing programs.
  • To ensure that all batch implicating issues are highlighted and resolved without delay to batch release and/or impact to compliance/regulatory requirements.
  • Comply with all operational safety, process safety, environmental permits, Quality policies, procedures and training requirements.
  • Ensure quality is managed on the operational floor, however unlike Quality Operations Technician role, this role will not be allowed to approve any master quality documentation, deviation investigations, validations, or any other quality documentation that requires the approval of the Quality Department.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Has knowledge of  basic chemistry and laboratory techniques
  • Applies technical skills and functional knowledge to projects/ assignments
  • Acts as a scientific resource within the analytical team
  • Successfully executes established procedures,methodologies and method validation / transfer protocols with supervision
  • Properly follows appropriate documentation procedures
  • A scientific and technical colleague that  interfaces with other analytical and quality team members
  • Consistently recognizes atypical data including chromatography and intermediate results
  • Capable of troubleshooting basic instrumentation issues
  • Recognizes documentation issues of colleagues and works with colleague to resolve them in a timely manner
  • Assists a more senior colleague in method development and trouble shooting which includes experimental work.
  • BS Chemistry

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Experience addressing technical business solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven experience assuring compliance with regulations

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness

*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.


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