Veterans Preferred - Senior Microbiologist II

Rockville, Maryland, US
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.
Are you interested in applying your laboratory skills and experience at a GSK biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant? If so, this Senior Microbiologist II could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

Key Responsibilities
As a Quality Control Senior Microbiologist, you will be responsible for microbiological testing (bioburden, endotoxin, growth promotion, microbial identification, etc.) to be executed to the highest quality standards for raw material, in-process and release product sample testing to ensure our products are safe for patients. In addition to lab testing, Senior Analysts are responsible for authoring and editing procedures, data review, technical project execution and technical writing including leading investigations for QC and contributing to investigations in Manufacturing, as well as training and coaching teammates.

  • Completes daily assigned routine tasks timely and accurately (may include collection and/or testing of GMP samples, reporting of data, assisting other Microbiologists, general lab housekeeping)
  • Paperwork completion, review, data entry, filing, etc.
  • Serves on team projects (i.e. qualifications, investigation) in the role of testing support, as needed
  • Responsible for completing laboratory housekeeping to ensure safety and compliance
  • Identifies areas for improvement or gaps in both safety and compliance
  • Effectively communicates issues/hurdles to supervisor and/or manager
  • Provides training to staff both within and outside of QC Microbiology
  • Generation of data reports and/or trends
  • Authors SOPs and WIs, and revises them for clarity and accuracy
  • Authors and reviews protocols, reports, CAPAs, DEs, LIs, etc.
  • Attends cross-functional meetings as a QC Microbiology representative
  • Leads and/or serves on team projects as needed
  • Participate in microbial investigations.
  • Is a SME for specific tasks required by the team
  • Aid in developing and implementing rapid microbiology testing as part of continuous improvement
  • Influence and be an advocate for microbial issues both internal and externally.
  • Track and trend bioburden and endotoxin event root-causes and CAPAs to proactively identify issues and best practices.
  • Influence and be an advocate for microbial issues both internal and externally.
  • Develop relationships at the site and across the network to ensure success in role.

Why you? Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • BA/BS in a scientific discipline
  • Minimum 5 years in Industrial Biopharm or Pharmaceutical Microbiology lab or related experience
  • Experience in all of areas of QC microbiology testing/sampling.
  • Experience leading projects with an intra-departmental scope and technical writing
Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • BA/BS/MS in Microbiology or Biology
  • 10+ years industrial experience in biopharmaceutical industry, such as Microbiology, Biology, or related field experience.

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:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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