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Laboratory and non-Laboratory Year in Industry Placement

Salary notes: 
approx. 17,700 per year
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Type of opportunity: 
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Who is the company?

  • The world-leading health and hygiene company, responsible for renowned brands including Nurofen, Strepsils and Gaviscon.
  • A British FMCG company headquartered in the UK, they have a global outlook selling products in around 200 countries worldwide.
  • This hugely successful company is ranked in the top 10 on the London Stock Exchange and has trebled its revenue since 2000.

Job description

Students undertaking a laboratory-based placement will be:

  • Providing technical input and supporting a range of developments in Scholl. For example, preparing products and documentation for testing with consumers across the footcare portfolio of creams, hard skin removal devices and nail care
  • Developing products, solving technical challenges or project-specific analytical testing
  • Developing new formulations for Strepsils or Nurofen
  • Analysing products, including testing on equipment such as spray pattern testing of aerosols or destruction testing of devices
  • Supporting the Microbiology team with performing microbial quality preservative efficacy testing

Students undertaking a non-laboratory-based placement:

  • Helping the Global Regulatory Affairs team, working to implement specific rules and regulations that exist for all their products to be sold around the globe
  • Collaborating closely with key stakeholders internationally
  • Working with the Consumer Safety team to ensure all products are safe for consumers to use
  • Guiding the business towards safer choices in product designs, safety labelling, ingredients and packaging materials
  • Supporting their teams of toxicologists in working closely with project teams to apply scientific principles
  • Supporting Clinical Study Managers who conduct clinical trials to ensure the effectiveness of new products; such as drugs, medical devices or cosmetics.
  • Gaining insights into the strict regulatory requirements for conducting clinical trials and the processes to protect human subjects participating in them

Job requirements

  • You must be studying any scientific degree, including but not limited to Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biomedical Science, Microbiology, Physics, Environmental science, Environmental management etc. However, please note that these placements are not suitable for Engineering students
  • You must be a current student looking for a 12-month placement starting in July 2021.
  • Placements will either be laboratory-based within Research and Development or non-laboratory based in Clinical or Safety, Quality, Regulatory and Compliance - we will discuss with you your preferences and the most suitable placement for your degree
  • For all roles, you should have scientific curiosity, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, have strong attention to detail and enjoy the challenge of delivering under pressure

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More about this vacancy

Yorkshire and the Humber
Number of vacancies: 
6 to 10
Degree requirements: 
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: 
Degree subjects accepted: 
Biology & related, Chemistry & related, Science & research