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Analytical Chemistry Industrial Placement

One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Maxinutrition, Sensodyne, Savlon and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs and questions about building a responsive, innovative, global business to meet them – as well as questions about their own personal and professional growth.

What does an Analytical Chemistry industrial placement have to offer?

An analytical chemistry placement in one of our manufacturing sites will give you hands on practical application of product testing though analytical techniques.  

During your 12 months with us, you’ll gain experience in areas such as:

  • The use and interpretation of data from one or more of the following analytical instrumentation: HPLC, GC, IC, XRF, UV, IR, NMR, pH, density, viscosity, particle sizing
  • Key laboratory techniques such as preparing sample and standard solutions
  • Calibration and maintenance of equipment
  • Carrying out testing to support validation of the production equipment, cleaning validation processes and formulation changes including new product introductions.

Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, problem solving and building relationships.

You will work with and learn from an experienced team of analysts and technicians; they will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential.

We’re looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about using analytical techniques to ensure our products are manufactured to stringent quality and safety standards.    

Please note: some roles in the Worthing site will involve exposure to penicillin.

What next? 

Please click below to find out more about our programmes, including a full list of requirements and how to apply.

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