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Winter Co-op/Biopharmaceutical Technology

  • Support managing certain elements (such as upstream or downstream etc.) of the transfer of primary (drug substance) biopharmaceutical production technologies from R&D, third party clients or Contract Manufacturing Organisations to UM Biopharm and from UM Biopharm to other biopharmaceutical manufacturing sites.
  • Assist in supporting delivery of new biopharmaceutical applications and technologies as well as on delivering improvements to the existing supply chains supported by UM Biopharm and technology transfers between UM Biopharm & R&D.

  • Determine adequacy of plant to accept new technologies and appropriate actions to implement start of new process operations.
  • Responsible for development and preparation of technology transfer/process validation protocols and “hands-on” startup of production processes with operators.
  • Responsible for preparation and presentation of technology transfer/process validation reports or documentation.
  • Define training program for operators as part of technology transfer and when required train process operators.
  • Identify potential process problems, provide technical advice to Production and/or Quality Department to resolve process problems.
  • Advise management as to possible opportunities for process improvements.
  • Collect and track process trend data and monitor process trends. Determine causes of process variances and recommend corrective actions.
  • Stay current with developments in the fields of biotechnology and bioprocessing. Responsible for learning and understanding process technologies under development within R&D.
  • Demonstrate the use of GPS tools and philosophies.

  • Pursuing a BS/MS in Biological or Chemical Science, Engineering or equivalent technical disciplines.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

  • Experience in Biopharmaceutical/ pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.
  • Basic understanding of bioreactor operations and/or bioseparations technologies.

  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and background check prior to assignment target start date.
  • Must provide your own funding for relocation and commuting.

If you are hired for an on-site role, you will be required to provide Atrium with proof of COVID-19 Vaccination as a part of the on-boarding process on behalf of GSK. GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical, or disability-related reasons.