Associate Clinical Data Scientist at GSK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Uxbridge Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Pharmaceutical

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7.7/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

6.2

The Role

Role Description

The job involved acting as a data manager. A data manager ensures data quality during clinical trials. This is achieved by setting up the data collection tools and running checks on the data to interrogate it.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my placement. Some of the tasks were more interesting than others but I definitely learned a lot.

7/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I always felt valued by my colleagues. I felt like any other member of the team and everyone was really nice and welcoming.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

There was plenty of training material and my manager was always ready to answer any questions I had. The other members of the department were also always willing to help.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was really busy on a daily basis which made me feel like I was making the most of my placement year.

10/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

During my placements the students were given as much responsibility as they were willing to take on. This was really positive for my learning experience as I got to be involved in high responsibility tasks!

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I am sure the confidence, communication and time management skills developed during this year will be very useful in the future.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office was pretty standard. However, we did have development days, different talks and site events which were really good!

6/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The internship was organised really good. You start by getting your head around the job and your responsibilities increase as the year progresses.

8/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The company was always happy and encouraging us to take part in development days. These mainly included visiting and shadowing other areas of the company.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

The future employment prospects within the company are really good. They make it easier to apply to future leadership programs internally and they have been hiring old IP students back!

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

The students organised a lot of socials which was very good and the colleagues did also do occasional drinks.

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

There is not much to do around Stockley park. However, there are lots of places to socialise in London, however everything is expensive.

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Stockley park did not have a good nightlife but it is really close to London which obviously is a great place to go out!

6/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There were a couple of activities to get involved with outside of work. These were organised mainly by students.

6/10

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