Eoin

Graduate Process Engineer

Background

Eoin joined GSK on the Future Leaders Programme in September 2016 after completing a Masters in Chemical Engineering in the Summer of 2016 at Queen’s University Belfast.  As part of the Graduate programme Eoin initially worked in a technical group supporting production of four products treating; HIV, Cancer and Benign prostate hyperplasia. He then moved to a changeover team to streamline how the site as a whole changes its equipment over form one use to another. He is currently working on the introduction and scale up for a novel dug for the treatment of CoPD. This is one of the first drugs in the network manufactured utilising continuous processing.  Eoin feels that this is stretching his  project management skills as well as his fundamental chemical engineering knowledge.

Day to Day

  • Morning meetings: planning operations/maintenance work

  • GMP/safety Plant walkdown etc

  • Day-to-day design, optimisation of equipment & process tasks

  • Cross functional meetings for project specific challenges (chem eng and otherwise)

  • Engagement with external equipment manufactures/Theoretical Engineers at the R&D central hub

  • Plant related tasks: running trials, visual inspections, trouble shooting of processes

Why STEM?

Science, tech, engineering and maths have always been very interesting topics for me. They are exceptionally diverse with hundreds of fields and are always evolving. Studying these topics opens a lot of different doors.