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Senior Microbiologist II

GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Montgomery County, Maryland, US
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Nov 26, 2021

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Conservation science
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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 ResponsibilitiesAs 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 neededResponsible for completing laboratory housekeeping to ensure safety and complianceIdentifies areas for improvement or gaps in both safety and complianceEffectively communicates issues/hurdles to supervisor and/or managerProvides training to staff both within and outside of QC MicrobiologyGeneration of data reports and/or trendsAuthors SOPs and WIs, and revises them for clarity and accuracyAuthors and reviews protocols, reports, CAPAs, DEs, LIs, etc.Attends cross-functional meetings as a QC Microbiology representativeLeads and/or serves on team projects as neededParticipate in microbial investigations.Is a SME for specific tasks required by the teamAid in developing and implementing rapid microbiology testing as part of continuous improvementInfluence 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 disciplineMinimum 5 years in Industrial Biopharm or Pharmaceutical Microbiology lab or related experienceExperience in all of areas of QC microbiology testing/sampling.Experience leading projects with an intra-departmental scope and technical writingPreferred Qualifications:If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:BA/BS/MS in Microbiology or Biology10+ 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.*LI-GSKIf you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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.At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve. GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons.Important notice to Employment businesses/ AgenciesGSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. 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