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Principal Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: HAMILTON, Montana





Job Description:

208528 Principal Scientist

Are you looking to expand your expertise with technical strategy in a global environment that allows you to keep pace with the speed of change?  At GSK, we are transforming how new technologies are used to improve performance across the organization.

As a Principal Scientist, you will provide analytical support for Process Development and Production to answer production problems and/or evaluate proposed production changes.  As necessary, develop and/or perform analytical techniques to characterize GSK Hamilton product(s), and/or answer production questions. 

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


  • Has thorough knowledge of GxP requirements, SOP’s and policies.

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of how to analyze and interpret experimental data.

  • Ability to independently select, design and execute experiments based on interpretation of previous results.

  • Use of scientific expertise to solve ‘project-related” problems.

  • Independently authoring specific technical sections of internal and external reports, publications, or regulatory documents.

  • Making effective decisions to achieve desired outcomes of immediate work group.

  • Preparing detailed oral or written reports of results in the context of strategic fit, feasibility and rationale for “projects”.

  • Perform complex data management and analysis.

  • Has theoretical and thorough operational knowledge of laboratory/plant equipment and instrumentation.

  • Creating an environment that stimulates, develops, and promotes the scientific and career development of others.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 4+ years experience with GMP

  • Experience with analytical testing, development and qualification.

  • Experience with analytical characterization and analysis of complex biologically derived compounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

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


  • Advanced Degree

  • Experience in trouble shooting enterprise wide business software packages.

  • Demonstrated ability to simplify and communicate complex issues in a way that is easily understood

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills

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

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