12 Apr, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • GSK
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

The Senior Process Engineer / Scientist ​develops and sets the control strategy for assigned New Product Introductions (NPI’s) and leads the technical transfer of products from the pilot plant to the factory while working in conjunction with Supply Chain (SC). The project types may involve working on variety of dosage form such as tablets, soft-gels, liquid oral suspensions, effervescent powders and topical products.


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

  • The Sr. Process Engineer are responsible to develop robust, efficient process and sets the control strategy for assigned NPIs and Stewardship projects. They lead the scale up from lab to Pilot and finally technical transfer from the pilot plant to the factory while working and in conjunction with SC.
  • Independently designs experiments and carries out scientific work, write and/or review/authorize GMP-critical documentation, such as experimental reports, Batch Records, development and technology transfer reports. Creates investigation and research plans to fit overall project objectives.
  • Responsible for leading Risk assessment with key cross functional stakeholders and set up the control strategy. Develop a strong understanding of how key product quality attributes can be influenced by processing and can therefore be controlled (Process Understanding Control and Capability).
  • Lead process engineering studies to introduce new and improved processing techniques and technologies, create scale up models by developing expert processing equipment understanding/characterization at different scales.
  • Engage with R&D teams to understand technologies employed in Category and Regional products and associated challenge. Participate in core meetings and ensure seamless collaboration with GSK cross-functional stakeholders (e.g. Supply chain and QA) on scale up programs.
  • To provide life cycle oversight of GSK products from Scale Up of NPI’s through Stewardship of new and existing products on the market.  This includes applying learning from Stewardship projects to future NPI’s.
  • Manage multiple projects and be able to focus and prioritize on important projects.
  • Coach and guide junior engineers in the group.


Why you?


Basic Qualifications:


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, preferably concentration in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Formulation, Nutritional, or Engineering
  • Experience in solid dosage forms (tablets, capsules, and/or soft gels) required
  • Experience in gummy formats preferred
  • 5 + years Pharmaceutical/Consumer healthcare experience in Process development/engineering, Scale-Up or Tech Transfer for Drug Products/Dietary supplements.
  • 5 + years of experience in formulation and development


Preferred Qualifications:


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

  • PhD in Science, or Life Sciences, preferably concentration in Engineering.
  • Good understanding of CGMP requirements.
  • Successful track record of OTC / consumer product and process development.


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.


  • GSK offers a competitive compensation package inclusive of the following: Competitive base salary, annual bonus based on company performance, access to healthcare and wellbeing programs, retirement savings program, paid time off, and employee recognition programs which reward exceptional achievements.

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