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Bioanalyst Industrial Placement

Job/scheme locations: 
Stevenage, Ware
Type of opportunity: 
Application deadline: 

What does a Bioanalyst industrial placement have to offer?

Bioanalysis is an essential part of drug development and is a worldwide group within Bioanalysis, Immunology and Biomarkers. Our team of experts have the capability to deliver high quality data for preclinical and clinical studies for both NCE and biopharmaceuticals. This is done by developing robust bioanalytical/analytical assays to provide drug concentrations in a variety of matrices. We also look to develop new technologies to enhance the data we provide and to support the GSK portfolio.

We have a number of one-year Industrial Placements available for undergraduate students offering an exciting opportunity for you to gain an insight into drug development. You will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technologies, including LC-MS/MS and ELISA. The nature of our multi-disciplinary projects will also expose you to a plethora of different experts and functions within the drug development process. 

We offer extensive training in order to develop you to be highly independent in planning, executing and interpreting scientific data as well as presenting your results and collaborating with other scientists. The Bioanalysis team prides itself for a friendly and sociable atmosphere with ample access to scientific presentations and seminars. During your placement, you will have training to perform a variety of functions and activities, such as:

  • Perform routine analysis of drug and metabolites in biological media to applicable standards using defined analytical methods
  • Use and maintain standard analytical instrumentation for sample identification and quantitation purposes
  • Process analytical results from analytical runs using appropriate software and evaluate routine analytical data
  • Produce reports/report contributions on studies performed
  • Develop and validate analytical methods for the measurement/characterization of drug and metabolites in biological samples and /or formulation media.
  • Elucidate the structures of metabolites from biological matrices using a selection of techniques
  • Incorporate use of analytical, chemical, biochemical methods to solve analytical problems and troubleshoot instrumentation
  • Ensure that work is conducted in compliance with the relevant GLP regulations
  • Follow safe working practices and be responsible for the health and safety of themselves and other.

Degree Requirements:

  • Must be on track to obtain a 2.2 or higher in a Biomedical degree. Example degrees we would accept (but not an exhaustive list) are; Chemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology, Biomedical, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics and any other related courses.
  • Candidates are also expected to be able to demonstrate sound scientific ability. 
  • You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.
  • Applications will be accepted from a wide range of biomedical disciplines including (but not exhaustive); chemistry, pharmacology, immunology, biomedical, biochemistry, biology, genetics and related courses.

Closing date: Sunday 6th October 2019

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in October 2019

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date. 

Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

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More about this vacancy

South East
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Degree requirements: 
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