Research Scientist at GSK

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Harlow South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Science/Research

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6.7/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

4.5

The Role

Role Description

Research into the cogntive deficits of schizophrenia using in-vivo techniques. Such techniques involved assessing memory, recognition and attention in rodents.

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

Really enjoyed my placement, good organisation with good benefits and flexible working time.

8/10

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

Always felt part of the team, not treated as a student, treated as a full-time employee.

8/10

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

Always given support when asked for.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

8/10

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

Took key or lead roles in the studies with lots of responsibility.

8/10

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

Useful for one module and hopefully future employment.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Only 2 students in my actual office though in the corridor were the whole team.

5/10

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

Good scheme used by university.

8/10

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

Provided training for animal handling etc. Training for lots of other courses too like IT, fire training etc.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

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

6/10

Social

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

Lots of fellow students there.

8/10

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

Very expensive compared to at Leeds.

3/10

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

Rubbish! But we made the most of it...

2/10

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

Activites were only those at the gym.

5/10

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