Type of opportunity:
Structural & Biophysical Sciences (SBS) is a part of the Medicinal Science & Technology directorate at GSK which focuses on early stage small molecule and antibody drug discovery. This department uses state-of-the-art technologies, such as X-ray crystallography , electron microscopy , hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry  and surface plasmon resonance , to support drug discovery efforts as part of therapeutic program teams. Our goal is to understand how small molecules and antibodies interact with disease causing proteins and help translate this knowledge to better design new medicines.
We are a diverse team of about a dozen people, ranging from experienced researchers with decades of drug discovery expertise, to early career scientists yet to complete their PhD/BSc studies. As individuals we enjoy a challenge, but also working as a team, as the complex questions we are asked to solve often require us to work closely together and with colleagues from other departments such as computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biology, to make real progress at speed.
We are seeking two enthusiastic students with an aptitude for problem solving, good attention to detail and a keen interest in biophysical and structural sciences to join our group for a year. The roles are primarily laboratory based although computational competence and experience in scientific software such as Excel, Graphpad, R, Coot, Pymol, etc is highly desirable.
The closing date for applications is Sunday October 6th and all applicants must be available for interview on Wednesday October 23rd.
The interview process will be a full day event at our Stevenage campus where applicants will have the opportunity to meet with staff and tour our facilities.
Closing date: Sunday 6th October 2019
The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place on Wednesday October 23rd, 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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