Product Optimisation

GSK Industrial Placement Job Title:  Product Optimisation

Reference Number: 2025d

Salary: Competitive 

Degree Requirements: 
Must be on track for a 2.1 or above in an undergraduate in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Foods, Cosmetics or related science discipline.
You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. 


Location: Weybridge


Detailed description and scope of the role:

Job Purpose
The PO Scientist works on product optimisation activities for the Consumer Health category, focusing on products that are launched and changing formulation, raw materials and documentation associated with: 

Reducing product cost whilst maintaining parity of consumer and clinical benefits 
Remediating product compliance issues to maintain the portfolio
Delivering category aligned local innovations requiring specific local formulation adjustments.


Key Responsibilities 
The role covers a wide variety of tasks, including managing support and reformulation projects, creating and managing stability studies and working with a variety of internal or external manufacturers and developers. The role is an excellent opportunity to experience the role of technical product maintenance in shaping business strategy.

The duties involved in the role include:
Undertaking practical formulation and testing laboratory work, 
The preparation of product related documentation and development records
Attending project meetings to ensure project meets criteria of the stage and gate or change control processes to proceed to launch
As necessary, working with suppliers and third party contractors to develop new prototypes
Work with other teams as appropriate (Commercial, Other Technical Excellence & R&D teams, Supply Chain, Quality, marketing, manufacturing and regulatory teams)
Liaise with external third parties (Suppliers, Contract Manufacturers)
Support the team with Technical Information Management



Skills/Background
Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
Clear communicator in both oral and written form 
Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
Flair for creativity and innovation
Computer literate.
Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.


Additional Details: 
PLEASE NOTE: The assessment dates for successful applicants are expected to take place on week commencing 12th November 2018 and week commencing 19th November 2018.



Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th October 2018 


If you have what we’re looking for apply today!

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.  

We will close for applications when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2019!
1. Eligibility Form
2. Online Assessment
3. Application Form
4. Assessment Centre