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Winter Co-op/Biopharma Process Development

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your Biopharma process development, data modeling, and project management skills? If so, this Drug Substance Specialist co-op role in a rapidly growing, empowered, innovative and agile Strategic External Development (SED) organization developing transformative medicines within a vibrant GSK Boston hub could be an ideal opportunity to explore. SED is a highly experienced Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) organization accountable for delivering robust, cost effective and competitive products and manufacturing processes spanning the full life cycle of asset development from Discovery through commercialization. 
As a Drug Substance Specialist, you will contribute to the development of the company’s specialty drug substances and/or development of SED’s internal processes.

This role will provide you the opportunity to support key process development activities while gaining knowledge of biopharma process and product development. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Develop, optimize, and maintain repository of process development and process characterization data in Microsoft Office.
  • Perform analysis and visualization of upstream early to late-stage process data in JMP and TIBCO Spotfire.
  • Participate in meetings with Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and internal partners.
  • Schedule relevant meetings, prepare agendas and issue minutes.
  • May participate in document review, GMP document management, data integrity checks, and report writing.
  • Develop knowledge of biopharma process development, particularly in process characterization, technology transfer, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), cGMP, and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) partnership management.

Basic Qualifications
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related scientific discipline.
  • Must be able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the 6-month co-op.
  • Must have an active student status and/or within 12 months post-graduation from a BS or MS degree program. Post-doctoral candidates are not eligible.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of biopharma process development and manufacturing
  • Ability to collect, analyze and draw conclusions from data
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong learning agility and critical thinking skills 
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain a high level of productivity and set appropriate priorities
  • Exhibits high initiative, strong drive, and follow-through

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and background check prior to assignment target start date.
  • Must provide your own funding for relocation and commuting.
  • If your skillsets are a match for this role, you will be contacted by our recruitment team with next steps to complete our internal World of GSK Assessment.
  • Please note, you must receive a passing score to move forward in the interview process. Once your assessment is complete, a recruiter will review your results and be in touch with next steps.
If you are hired for an on-site role, you will be required to provide Atrium with proof of COVID-19 Vaccination as a part of the on-boarding process on behalf of GSK. 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.