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Synthetic Chemistry Industrial Placement

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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.

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, given training (laboratory and office practices) daily where applicable until confident to work independently and within GSK health and safety requirements, enrolled in several GSK internal courses as part of company policy, enrol in personal development courses and networking opportunities throughout the year and attend seminars led by GSK scientists.

You will join an existing chemistry team dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Placements are based in chemistry groups spanning all stages of the drug discovery and development process. You will work closely with your GSK supervisor in the planning and implementation of all aspects of your role. The placement is highly practical-based, and you will carry out a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry reactions aimed at delivering molecules of interest. You will also be introduced to state-of-the-art techniques for isolating and characterising compounds.

Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work both individually and as part diverse teams and a willingness to learn new skills. They should also show enthusiasm and an ability to self-motivate. You should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for both practical and theoretical organic chemistry.

The GSK Chemistry Industrial Placement programme is independently accredited by The National Council for Work Experience.

To fulfil this role, we are looking for someone who has a strong interest in synthetic chemistry, is a good team worker with effective communication skills and has keen attention to detail. 

Degree Requirements:
Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

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.

Close Date: Friday 16th October 2020

If you have what we’re looking for apply today!

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2021!

  1. Eligibility Form
  2. Online Assessment
  3. Application Form
  4. Interview

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East Midlands
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5