Job description Posted 23 November 2021

Process Engineer


12 months

Up to £17 per hour PAYE



We are seeking a motivated Process Engineer to join GSK in our Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Chemical Development function at our flagship R&D site at Stevenage. This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your Engineering and Scientific knowledge and experience, as well as develop your expertise, within a world leading pharmaceutical company. Chemical Development supports our small molecule portfolio in Pharma R&D and develops the manufacturing processes that turn those molecules into medicines. As part of the manufacturing process, drying is the final unit operation of the primary process to produce the material.

The Process Engineer is a member of the Primary Engineering function at the Stevenage site. In delivering your role you will use your chemical/process engineering knowledge and expertise to coordinate the development of tools to enable prediction of agitated filter drying from lab scale to inform impact of the unit operation on output physical and chemical attributes. 


This is a highly practical role where you will be working in the R&D laboratories alongside synthetic chemists and material scientists to generate process understanding that underpins the successful scale-up and commercial industrialisation drying processes. Your focus will be to combine information generated in laboratory studies with your strong knowledge of engineering principles and processes (including simulation/modelling) to develop robust, scalable pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. 


In this role you will…

·      Be a qualified process/chemical engineer, with strong people skills. 

·      Be equally as comfortable generating lab data, through a demonstrated hands-on and practical ability, as you are handling and interpreting data, including applying modelling techniques. 

·      Demonstrate an ability to drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions.

·      Need to be persuasive, have a strong continuous improvement mindset, and have proven experience dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups, as well as managing multiple priorities.

·       Ideally have worked in a highly regulated industry. 


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

·      Relevant qualification (e.g.; MSc/PhD in chemical/process engineering or related discipline).

·      Relevant Knowledge / Experience (e.g.; manufacturing process scale-up from R&D laboratories to commercial industrialization).

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

·      Experience in the application of process simulation/modelling techniques (applying kinetics and thermodynamics to unit operations using tools such as MATLAB, DynoChem, gPROMS, Aspen or chemometric analysis).

·      Experience in material characterisation such as particle size distribution, bulk physical properties of powders.