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Biological Sciences Industrial Placement

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

What does a Biological Sciences industrial placement have to offer?

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products. Our challenging and inspiring mission is to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer by developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world. Our roles are primarily laboratory based, these provide an opportunity to support development of novel medicines to treat life-threatening disorders, putting the patient at the forefront of everything we do.

Whatever the role, you will experience working in a fast-paced research environment with access to cutting edge technology, whilst interacting with industry-leading scientists across multiple disciplines and sharing different experiences. During the internship, the IP student will be supported and given training (laboratory and office practices) on a daily basis where applicable until confident to work independently and within GSK health and safety requirements. The student will also be enrolled in several GSK internal courses as part of company policy (this include GSK values, data integrity, to use internal electronic lab book, laboratory safety rules, etc...). In addition, GSK also provides personal development courses and networking opportunities throughout the year in which the IP student can enrol. The IP student will also have the opportunity to attend seminars by GSK scientists, which run throughout the year and comprise a wide range of areas within drug discovery.

Biology Opportunities

Please see below the 8 different positions we are recruiting for across our core biology groups. When you apply you will be able to select 3 preferences. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

Click apply for further details:

  1. Biopharm Discovery
  2. Screening Profiling & Mechanistic Biology (SPMB)
  3. Functional Genomics
  4. Protein Degradation
  5. Cell and Gene Therapy – Product Development 
  6. Protein and Cellular sciences
  7. Novel Human Genetics
  8. Biopharmaceutical Product Development


  • Before commencement of the placement, applicants will have completed a minimum of two years of a degree in a Biological Science or relevant Life Sciences undergraduate degree and have A-Level (or equivalent) passes in at least two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. 
  • You must also be on track for a 2.2 or higher in a relevant Life Sciences undergraduate degree.
  • 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.

Closing date: Wednesday 9th October 2019

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in November 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: 
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
Degree subjects accepted: 
Biochemistry & related, Biology & related, Science & research