GSK Head of Technical & Regulatory Affairs Marguerite uses her science skills for research and development of vaccines


Marguerite uses her science skills at GSK to benefit society

Belgium-based Marguerite is Head of Technical & Regulatory Affairs at GSK.

She's a positive thinker who’s inspired by the thought that she's developing vaccines to protect people from diseases - which she admits is why she's a bit of a workaholic.

Marguerite explains what motivates her work at GSK and how the company has supported her career progression.


What’s the best thing about working at GSK?

Since school, I’ve wanted to use my science skills for the benefit of society. Vaccine development lets me do that. I’m very proud that we’re making vaccines available to all people who need it, particularly the developing world.

What are your career highlights?

My first nine years were spent as a scientist, eventually leading the pre-clinical virology department in research and development (R&D) Vaccines, before moving over to regulatory affairs. I lead various teams focusing on technical, non-clinical and procedural aspects on adolescent, adult and paediatric vaccines. It’s interesting to see how the science managed in R&D is ultimately brought to the customer.

I’m not sure where my career will lead me next but I’m interested in exploring other aspects of regulatory affairs or different jobs. There are regularly opportunities to contribute to vaccine development in different ways.

How has GSK supported your development?

I’m a great believer in continuous learning. My managers have always supported and helped me build my capabilities, as well as encouraging me to consider going beyond what I imagined for my career.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining GSK?

In all levels of our organisation we are united by our values. Before joining, consider those values and how you could share them.


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