Research & Development - Scientific Discovery Placement

by MSD

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Job Details

1st November 2021
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Science/Research
Central London and City

Research & Development - Scientific Discovery Placement

We are establishing 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.

Who we are…?

For more than a century, our organisation has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our organisation continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

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

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):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cell Biology Research
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular 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
  • Bioinformatics: Please check the detailed job description on our website
  • Cell Biology Research: Studying a Biological Sciences degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Computational Chemistry: Studying a Chemistry related discipline (or equivalent qualification)
  • Medicinal Chemistry: Studying a Chemistry degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Molecular Pharmacology: Studying a relevant degree such as (but not limited to) Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biosciences, Biotechnology (or equivalent qualification)
  • Please view the full job descriptions for each role on our website for more specific responsibilities and requirements

About MSD

At MSD, we are inspired by a shared vision and mission to save and improve lives.

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.

How to apply

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

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.


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