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TnP Trainee - QC Associate (Biology) at GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS

TnP Trainee - QC Associate (Biology)


Career Conversion Programme for (Train-and Place with commitment to hire) Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Executives/Professionals is a manpower development programme jointly supported by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP).

The training programme consists of a 3-months structured facilitated training conducted by Temasek Polytechnic, followed by 15 months of local attachment with GSK. Due to the nature of the programme, we can only consider Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents. For more information, please visit website ([ Link removed ] )

A certificate will be given to successful trainees upon completion of the programme.


  • To perform testing and support related activities in QC Biological team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine and adhoc/ non-routine testing in the following areas with good observation of GMP requirements:
  • Biological testings for raw materials release (All QA controlled materials). Biological testings refer to biochemistry and/ or microbiological testings.
  • Biological testings for intermediates and product
  • Biological testings for utilities (city water, purified water, water of injection, compressed gases, etc)
  • Biological testings required to support manufacturing process validations and confirmations
  • Perform routine environmental sampling in controlled environmental areas
  • Initiate and participate in laboratory investigation (OOS / deviations / atypical results / invalid results) and assist in timely closure of the investigation and CAPA
  • Perform equipment calibration, maintenance and validation
  • Participate in method transfer / verification / validation
  • Participate in peer review for verification of task and data
  • Assist in SOP writing
  • Identify and report problems in QC to QC Superintendent in a timely manner
  • Practice 6S and ensure good housekeeping of laboratory, work area and equipment
  • Ensure good inventory of QC materials (purchased and prepared materials / glassware) to support testings; ensure no over surplus of inventory
  • Ensure wastes are disposed appropriately and promptly
  • Adheres to all safety and security policies and practices
  • Assist the Senior Superintendent/Superintendent in the management and operations of the team; may be indirectly responsible for a team of associates:
  • Scheduling day-to-day shopfloor activities and resources handling to ensure timely availability of test results
  • Reviews test reports to ensure accuracy of test results in accordance with corporate, regulatory and external agency regulations.
  • Provides training to the team.
  • Provides guidance, support and technical expertise to the team.
  • Involves in investigation and protocol writing (when required)
  • Involves in SOP writing and updating
  • Organization and Problem Solving:
  • Creates strong team morale and a culture of accountability and ownership
  • Recommends and coordinates appropriate corrective actions to quality problems in conjunction with other teams/ departments
  • Presents in timely manner major issues to the management with strategies on their resolution.



  • For QC Associate, fresh graduate in NITEC/ Diploma in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • For Senior QC Associate, NITEC/Diploma in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, with at least 2 years of working experiences or Fresh degree holder in Microbiology Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry. Increased number of years of experiences are required for higher positions.
  • For Lead QC Associate, NITEC/Diploma in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, with at least 8 years of working experiences or Degree holder in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry with at least 4 years of working experiences.


  • Competent technical skills in the following:
  • Good laboratory knowledge and hands-on experience in chemistry testings o Laboratory equipment qualification
  • (advantage)
  • Knowledge of cGLP & cGMP (advantage)


  • Effective report writing skills
  • Planning and Organizing skills
  • Effective team player
  • Analytical skills with logical thinking
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills (advantage)


  • Good command of English
  • Good knowledge on usage of computers

Where will I be based?

You will be based at one of our manufacturing site in Singapore near Tuas.

When can I start?

CCP Program starts in 5 Jul 2023, while the On the Job training start in Oct 2023.

We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and offer positions on a first come, first served basis!

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We strive to make our recruitment process free of bias of any kind and aim to create an inclusive workplace at GSK. If you require any assistance, either to attend an interview or during the course of the recruitment process, please let us know.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.


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