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Spring Co-op/Process Analytics

This position is in the Process Analytics group of Pharmaceutical Development, part of the GSK Research and Development division based at the Upper Providence site. The Process Analytics group is responsible for developing process analytical technology (PAT) and modeling for new active pharmaceutical ingredient (API, Drug Substance) and formulation (Drug Product) process steps that enable process understanding to characterize critical quality attributes and provide end point control. 

This position is for a Co-op Student interested in learning to develop online analytical and modeling methods for various pharmaceutical manufacturing processing steps. The Co-op Student will work with the Process Analytics group and other GSK scientists (e.g. engineers, synthetic chemists, formulators, analytical chemists) to provide real-time in-situ data to characterize, optimize, and control unit operations such as synthesis, distillation, crystallization, milling, drying, granulation or blending. Offline analyses will also be performed as needed to support the online work. The Co-op Student will generally work on the following:
  • Learn and undertake setting up, operating and maintaining PAT equipment to collect process data for developing PAT methods (e.g. Mid IR, Raman, NIR, HPLC, MS, Particle Size, pH, oxygen, conductivity, etc.)
  • Prepare materials (e.g. solutions, solid blends, chemical reactions) for analysis
  • Learn to interpret spectral and other data for online trending of critical process parameters in various unit operations.
  • Apply data to provide process understanding that facilitates optimization and control
  • Data analysis may include statistical and multivariate chemometric methods
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations to Process Analytics staff and project teams.  

Basic Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a BS/MS degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or related majors.
  • Completed at least 2 semesters of chemistry courses
  • Demonstrate basic laboratory experience
  • Must be able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the duration of the assignment.
  • 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. 

  • Previous research experience
  • Demonstrated good teamwork skills
  • Basic understanding of general chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumentation
  • Basic knowledge of organic chemical structures and reactions
  • Strong software and data manipulation skills in Excel, MATLAB, and other relevant software
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills

  • 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.