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Laboratory Lead Analyst

  • Salary Type: Per Annum
  • Salary: £37,688


The Quality Assurance Department at the GSK Ware manufacturing site ensures that all aspects of the manufacture of products are performed in a controlled manner and meet commitments to international regulatory bodies, as well as the requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practice.

The laboratory teams work as part of the Site Value Streams to ensure that manufactured products are compliant and fit for purpose.

Job Purpose:

The Lead Analyst is a highly skilled analyst, who takes ownership for providing a proficient service in the analysis of samples and the support of technical investigations/monitoring.  Utilising a range of analytical techniques (including chromatography, pharmacopoeial and physical property tests), you will support the laboratory team by providing expert laboratory analysis and effective analytical services for the site to ensure delivery of compliant products to our customers.

The specific responsibilities of the role include assisting the Laboratory Team Leader in overseeing the execution of batch/job testing and release, typically for one testing group.  They will also provide guidance and support to the Analysts in the team (enabling efficient batch/job testing and release).  You will prepare and check analytical data accurately (according to company, customer and regulatory requirements) and verify the quality and accuracy of analytical results (determining if material meets pre-defined acceptance criteria).

Within your job you will ensure that Good Manufacturing Practice and compliance with EHS regulations in the laboratory are maintained at all times.  This will include being responsible for assigned items of Laboratory equipment and instrumentation (or 5S standards), providing training and coaching in areas of expertise (sharing knowledge and best practices), and taking a lead role in training for New Starters and for Analysts in areas of expertise.  Throughout you will also maintain effective working relationships with section, customers and suppliers, and actively contribute to improvement initiatives within the laboratory group (as well as with cross-functional teams).

About You:

This role would suit a driven and motivated individual who has strong knowledge and experience of laboratory testing techniques (including chemical swab analysis, raw materials, excipients, packaging materials, etc) within intermediate and final products in a GMP (Quality) environment.  Strong people skills and a proven ability to work in a team (eg; flexible approach, good communication, planning and organizational skills) are important.  You should also have good report writing skills, a strong continuous improvement mindset, and a willingness to work towards standardised and GPS working practices.

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. This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.

CLOSING DATE for applications:  Friday 24th of July 2020 (COB)

When applying for this role, please use your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role (as outlined in the job requirements above).  The information that you provide in your CV will be used to assess your application.

About GSK:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world.  For more information on GSK please refer to our website: 

Basic qualifications:

• Relevant qualifications and / or experience is essential

• Good understanding of key HPLC testing methodologies

• Required to demonstrate competence in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), understands its impact on their own role and the implications of not following cGMP

• Experience of leading and planning day to day activities for a team

• Experience in root causing of Laboratory Investigations and Deviations

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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 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.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities.  You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email [email protected]

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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Full time
  • Salary: £37,688
  • Salary Type: Per Annum

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Ware, Ware, England, Hertfordshire, SG12, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15179625
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  06/08/2020, 02:58
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