[Register Your Interest] Chemistry Industrial Placement - 2021 Intake at GSK

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
North East Scotland South East
Ware, Stevenage, Barnard Castle, Maidenhead, Montrose, Worthing
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Chemistry Pharmaceutical Science/Research

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This role is suited to students entering their second year of university in September 2020.

Chemistry Industrial Placement

We have exciting chemistry placements in our R&D and manufacturing sites across the UK.

We have opportunities for highly motivated students with a keen interest in analytical chemistry within the CMC Analytical department of Product Development and Supply. During this placement you will work under supervision as a member of an analytical chemistry team. Your team will be aligned to the development of drug substances or inhaled and oral solid dosage forms for clinical and commercial supply. You will work closely with your GSK supervisor in the planning and implementation of all aspects of your role. The placement is highly practically based, you will carry out a range of analytical techniques and analysis to support the development of new drugs.

You will work in a GMP regulated environment and gain experience of key analytical techniques and processes aligned to the characterisation of drug substances or pharmaceutical dosage forms e.g. HPLC, GC, dissolution, MS, NMR, method validation, stability testing, batch analysis testing and documentation. Your data may be used to make key project decisions and could be reported in submissions to external regulatory authorities. To fulfil this role we are looking for someone who has a strong interest in analytical chemistry, is a good team worker with effective communication skills and has keen attention to detail.

We also have medicinal/synthetic chemistry placements, which 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 practically based, you will carry out a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry reactions aimed at delivering molecules of interest. You will be introduced to state-of-the-art techniques for isolating and characterising compounds.

We also have analytical chemistry roles in our manufacturing sites which will give you hands on practical application of product testing though analytical techniques. You’ll gain experience in areas such as:

  • The use and interpretation of data from one or more of the following analytical instrumentation: HPLC,
  • GC, IC, XRF, UV, IR, NMR, pH, density, viscosity, particle sizing
  • Key laboratory techniques such as preparing sample and standard solutions
  • Calibration and maintenance of equipment
  • Carrying out testing to support validation of the production equipment, cleaning validation processes
  • and formulation changes including new product introductions.

Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, problem solving and building relationships.

We are looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about using analytical techniques to ensure our products are manufactured to stringent quality and safety standards. If this sounds like the placement for you then apply now!

About GSK

One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Maxinutrition, Sensodyne, Aquafresh and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs and questions about building a responsive, innovative, global business to meet them – as well as questions about their own personal and professional growth.