GSK Medical Chemist Charlotte develops respiratory drugs in a collaborative and supportive workplace environment


GSK scientist Charlotte seeks to help improve young lives

GSK scientist Charlotte seeks to help improve young lives

 January 28, 2020

Charlotte is a Medical Chemist at GSK who is passionate about helping others, and this is something she can put into practice in the workplace.

As a volunteer, she spent 10 days with children who have serious illnesses – and returned to her research even more determined to improve young lives.

But what is it like working as a scientist at GSK? Charlotte tells her story.


What’s the best thing about working at GSK?

It’s having the respect from the renowned scientists who I work with. We work in collaborative teams: my ideas count and are often implemented.

What are your career highlights?

I have an MChem degree from Bristol University. In my years here, I‘ve been promoted three times and been involved in two compounds that have progressed to clinical trials. Recently, I was recognised as one of two 'most meritorious runners-up' for the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry Young Chemist in Industry Award.

I’m still very excited about my job and the prospect that one of the respiratory drugs I’m developing will make it to market and help people’s lives.

How has GSK supported your development?

Soon after joining, I was managing others. I have lots of freedom to take ownership of my projects, but I work with many distinguished scientists who are always approachable for advice and support.

I’m part of a GSK-University of Strathclyde collaborative PhD scheme. It’s a brilliant way to take further qualifications and gain access to leading academics.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining GSK?

Career progression here is directly related to your contribution, rather than just qualifications. You get out what you put in.


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