Extensive training from GSK, including MBA funding, helped Clinical Operations Manager Amanda transition from engineer to scientist


GSK training supported Clinical Operations Manager's career

Amanda is a GSK Clinical Operations Manager based in Brazil.

She's grateful to her parents for investing money in her education, and she says it's their generosity that has given her a great sense of responsibility, ethical principles and the chance to change hers and her family’s future.

Amanda shares why GSK is a great place to work for people who are ambitious and focused on career progression.


What’s the best thing about working at GSK?

Development – you’re always stretched and people trust you to do your job. There’s also a breadth of opportunities, as my move from Pharmaceuticals to Vaccines proves.

What are your career highlights?

After graduating in chemical engineering I worked here for a while to fund further studies. Then I saw another role in the clinical research team, different from chemical engineering but interesting. I decided to take it rather than go back to school. I worked in Pharmaceuticals for six years in therapeutic areas such as HIV, respiratory, oncology, metabolic, urology and neurology. Now I’m in Vaccines in Brazil, responsible for research and clinical operations, leading a team of 19.

How has GSK supported your development?

Extensive training has allowed me to make the transition from engineer to scientist. I’ve participated in different types of clinical research, and sharing knowledge with the other Vaccines teams in the US, Belgium and other Latina countries was very useful. I’ve been funded to do an MBA and learn Six Sigma. In my secondment in Panama, as regional clinical operations manager for LATAM, I saw Vaccines globally.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining GSK?

As long as you really want to progress, there are lots of opportunities to develop.


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