Analytical Chemist

Job Title:
Industrial Placement Analytical Chemist
Supply Division:
1 Year
Start date:
Summer 2010 (Exact date TBC)
Barnard Castle, Worthing, Ware
Closing Date: 16th November (First Round), 22nd January (Second round)
(Please note: Second round applications will be still be considered, but priority will be
given to candidates applying before Nov.16th)
Work Permit:
You must be able to demonstrate on application that you are
able to work in the UK for the duration of the programme.
Company background:
As one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, GSK is
dedicated to delivering products and medicines that help millions of people around the
world do more, feel better and live longer. We’re committed to tackling the three
"priority" diseases identified by the World Health Organization: HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria. Our business employs around 100,000 people in over 100
We make almost four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products every year
and supply one quarter of the world's vaccines. Over 15,000 people work in our
research teams to discover new medicines and we screen about 65 million compounds
every year in our search for new medicines.
Site Background:
Barnard Castle is a secondary manufacturing site manufacturing a wide range of
pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, sterile injectables, liquid inhaled products and
creams & ointments.
Our Worthing site is unique in the network, with it offering opportunities to see
Primary, Secondary & Sterile Manufacturing. It is the Home of Augmentin with the
first commercial batches of Amoxycillin, Clavulanic Acid and formulated Augmentin
produced here. We serve over 140 customers across the world from Worthing.
GMS Ware is a New Product & Global Supply site whose function is to introduce and
supply GSK’s innovative solid dose and respiratory products
Key Responsibilities:
Analysis of finished product using techniques such as HPLC, UV and IR.
Key Accountabilities:
Working as part of the analytical team responsible for ensuring the quality, safety and
efficacy of products for patient use by ensuring all products that leave site meet
appropriate specifications.
Potential Project Scope:
Working as part of the analytical team driving continuous improvement and
troubleshooting analytical issues
 IP students are expected to take full responsibility for the work packages
 The size and scope of the work will increase during the year dependant upon
performance and business need.
Experience of working in a commercial laboratory environment.
Practical experience of analytical techniques including HPLC.
Experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry to GLP (good
laboratory practice).
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