Job description Posted 10 January 2024

Role Title: Process Chemist

Duration: 12 months

Location: Montrose

Rate: £21.00 per hour – PAYE


Who Are We - GSK?


We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back more than 300 years to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.


Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture:


·       Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity

·       Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork


Role purpose / summary


The purpose of this role is to provide process chemistry expertise to the site’s manufacturing processes and operations.


The role holder will contribute to the resolution of technical issues having process chemistry dimensions. They will make decisions and recommendations relating to their technical responsibilities.


Close collaboration is essential with the analytical chemistry and process engineering disciplines within Manufacturing, Science and Technology (MSAT).


As site MSAT process contact, the job holder will be the custodian of the chemistry process, and provide a point of focus for all other functions on site relating to that stage and/or product.  Close co‑operation with manufacturing Operations, Engineering, Quality and Regulatory is essential.

As product owner, the process chemist will engage with the supply chain technical organisation both through customers and suppliers to ensure the chemistry process provides API of robust quality for input to drug product formulation and that technical issues potentially impacting on supply are properly understood, escalated and managed.


In this role you will


Provide support to manufacturing Operations to enable routine day to day manufacture, Quality function to enable informed decisions on non-routine matters, EHS function to enable good practice and compliance with legislation and Capital Engineering Projects to ensure adequate design and commissioning of new plant and processes.

Take technical ownership of API / material & provide technical input to customer sites

Assume ownership and continuous improvement responsibility of product-related processes in line with cGMP and the appropriate process for change control, including ongoing maintenance of Process Guides, batch document templates, Technical Risk Assessments, Product Control Strategy throughout its commercial life, including ongoing data trending and review

Support technology transfer for respective products from R&D into manufacturing and subsequent transfers to other sites.

Support global regulatory change and compliance

Be responsible for the documentation of product / process development history post launch, including Periodic Product Reviews where appropriate


Key Skills/ requirements

·       Degree or equivalent in a Chemistry or related discipline

·       Analytical ability to diagnose situations and develop solutions.

·       Good communication skills

·       Ability to work collaboratively across functions and interact with and influence individuals including those where a direct reporting relationship does not exist


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Demonstrated depth/breadth of knowledge in process chemistry aspects of API support



All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!


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