Pharmaceutical Research & Development - Scientific Discovery Placement

by MSD

Top Employer
7.9/10

Job Details

Ongoing
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Pharmaceutical, Science/Research
Central London and City
London

Pharmaceutical Research & Development - Scientific Discovery Placement

We offer exciting 12-month placement opportunities to students that are looking to work with us to deliver on our mission to save and improve lives. A placement with us will give you the opportunity to collaborate alongside subject matter experts, bring your own ideas and share real responsibility whilst delivering on meaningful projects alongside a passionate, diverse and inclusive workforce.

We have established a new state-of-the-art life early science & innovation sciences research facility in London. With a mission of turning breakthrough science into meaningful and impactful medicines, the research focus is in cellular ageing and mechanisms of homeostasis and resilience, the basis of some of the most challenging diseases facing our ageing population.

Research & Development

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Opportunities

Our 12-month Student Placement Programme within Research & Development offers a wide range of opportunities, and a unique insight into the world of the pharmaceutical industry.

For our 2021 Student Placement Programme, we are offering roles in the following areas (see the detailed job descriptions using the ‘how to apply’ link below):

  • Cell Biology Research
  • Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology

Whatever your career path; we offer opportunities to develop and expand your career while making a true difference in peoples' lives.

Technical Requirements

  • You will be looking to complete a 12-month placement in your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your course at the end of the placement
  • Cell Biology Research: Studying a Biological Sciences degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry: Studying a Chemistry degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Pharmacology: Studying a relevant degree such as (but not limited to) Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biosciences, Biotechnology
  • Please view the full job descriptions for each role on our website for more specific responsibilities and requirements

Start Date

Summer 2021

Location:

All the student placement positions listed above will be based in our Discovery Centre in London, UK.

Our Recruitment Process:

Our recruitment process for our student placement programme is: An online application including a CV and cover letter, an online assessment, a telephone interview and then a final virtual assessment.

More details of the process will be listed in the full job description for each position.

Deadline for applications:

We assess applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The roles in the areas listed above will be removed from our website once the position has been filled.

About MSD

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products. We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With over 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of over 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the third year running.

Other important information:

Our presence in the UK goes back a long way. For over 80 years, we’ve been researching, developing and supplying new medicines and vaccines that prevent and treat diseases that occur at every stage of life.

Today we're one of the top five biopharmaceutical companies in the UK and employ over 2,000 people across five sites in Hertfordshire, Northumberland, Buckinghamshire, Edinburgh and London.

How are MSD in the UK adjusting our hiring process with COVID-19?

At MSD in the UK our key priorities during the current COVID-19 outbreak are both maintaining supply of critical medicines to our patients and ensuring the health and safety of our employees and candidates. In support of Government measures to limit the spread of infection, we have therefore developed a new flexible, virtual route for candidates applying and interviewing for our open roles.

Equal Opportunities

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.
IMPACT.
INSPIRE.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.


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