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Fall Co-op/Process Engineering

Department Description:
Drug Product Development (DPD - part of the wider Medicine Development and Supply organization) 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. These activities are delivered through state-of-the-art internal facilities as well as strategic external partners. Collectively, the team is accountable for CMC activities encompassing small molecule, oligonucleotide and biopharm drug product/ device development and packaging. We also pioneer innovative technologies to improve robustness, reduce cost of goods, and improve the patient experience.

Job Description:
  • Work as a Pharmaceutical Technology - process engineering Co-Op in a multi-disciplinary Process Engineering and Analytics team in DPD, liaising efficiently with Process Engineers, Formulators, Materials Scientists, Modelers, Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Scientists, automation experts and data scientists, to deliver the work packages required to develop mechanistic understanding in drug product unit operations (example, wet bead milling, Lyophilization, Mixing, Filling). Conduct research work in a state-of-art GSK Steriles laboratory in the field of Steriles Process Engineering and can be stretched to the collaborative areas of PAT, modeling, Materials Science and others. Assist in designing the experiment plan, perform the experiment plan, and finally collate the experimental results into a research report for all the projects accomplished during Co-Op tenure.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, project meetings, share work updates to team members on regular basis
  • Together, advance understanding and improve current ways of working in Process development areas (linked to Materials Science, Formulation, modeling, PAT, others)

Basic Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a degree (Final year bachelors, Masters or PhD) in engineering, pharmacy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or other relevant science field. 
  • 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. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience operating and/or designing manufacturing/research equipment or unit operations
  • Experience leading a multi experiment project resulting in valuable learnings
  • Experience generating/employing models from data sets or experience with data analytic software

  • While GSK embraces a flexible work environment, we do require certain positions to be onsite. Candidates who are hired for an on-site role and reside outside of 50-miles from their assigned work location are eligible for relocation stipend. This is a one-time payment to help offset housing & relocation expenses. Please refer to the position details for the requirements of each position.
  • GSK Interns and Co-ops are offered a competitive hourly pay rate and benefits. Please note, benefits eligibility to be determined upon hire.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and background check prior to assignment target start date.
  • 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.