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Science Industrial Placements

Who are we?

GSK are one of the world’s leading healthcare companies. We discover, develop, manufacture and distribute life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products from antibiotics to nutritional products, toothpaste to respiratory devices.

What Science Industrial Placements are on offer?

We need scientists to work in our Global Manufacturing & Supply division (GMS). Programmes available are:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Materials Science
  • Process Chemist

And scientists to work in Research & Development (R&D) in our roles such as:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Research
  • Statistical Computing
  • Pharmaceutical Materials Science
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics

Our GMS placements give you first-hand experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing laboratory. Our microbiologists and analytical chemists have the huge responsibility of ensuring that every product supplied from our sites is always of the highest quality for the person at the end of our supply chain. The pharmaceuticals materials science team understand and evaluate how materials used for drug, medical device and consumer healthcare products are transformed through manufacturing processes into the final product form. It is a broad discipline involving both chemical and physical sciences.

Our R&D placements will involve you helping to discover and develop potential new medicines whilst learning from talented experts.  Our R&D placements are a mix of lab and non-lab based roles, available in a diverse range of science including Respiratory, Biological Sciences, Clinical Data Sciences, In Vivo Imaging, Biophysics and many more.

What’s in it for me?

A placement with us will give you the opportunity to put your theoretical scientific knowledge into practice.  You’ll have a line manager who will support and challenge you to succeed, you’ll have set projects that require you to work in multi-discipline teams and you’ll learn how we research and develop our new medicines, or how we ensure consistency in our existing treatments and medicines.

What do I need to be studying?

Visit our website to find out if you’ve got the skills we’re looking for.

How to apply

Visit us online to find out more about our programmes, including a full list of requirements and how to apply.

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