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Analytical Chemistry Industrial Placement

Job description

An analytical chemistry placement will give you hands on practical application of analytical techniques. You’ll be contributing to ensuring our pharmaceutical products are manufactured to stringent quality and safety standards by;

  • Learning how to test a variety of products using a range of equipment from pH and viscosity meters to HPLC, Gas Chromatography and UV spectroscopy.
  • Following all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and being compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Performing equipment performance checks and calibration.
  • Creating, reviewing and validating methods as well as updating laboratory documentation and writing technical reports.
  • Creating testing and auditing cleaning protocols
  • To take part in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and continuous improvement projects

Job purpose: to perform lab testing and data analysis as well as supporting other operations within the laboratory environment.

Barnard Castle: you will be part of a team looking at re-developing and validating analytical test methods for a variety of products made on site (tablets, creams and ointments, sterile injectables and inhaled products). This will include the creation of test plans and hypothesis, execution of these test plans and the completion of test reports to meet regulatory expectations. You will also be involved in new product testing.

Ware: you will be part of a multidisciplinary team of analytical scientists focussing on the respiratory and HIV portfolio of products. In this role you will be undertaking analytical chemistry experiments to support analytical methods and their validation throughout their lifecycle. Projects are based around method and technology improvements for the analytical methods used across the business. The successful candidate will also gain experience in the ancillary supporting systems, such as COSHH, method validation reviews and GMP requirements.

you will be part of a team involved in the development and implementation of new analytical methods in supporting innovative projects in the field of biotechnology using a range of analytical techniques. Your daily job will involve a mixture of routine and non-routine analysis to support fermentation development for the Manufacturing and Research & Development businesses.

What 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.


Must be studying an undergraduate degree in chemistry or chemistry-related degrees.

You will have completed a minimum of two years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Accepted degree subjects

  • chemistry

Additional job details

Barnard Castle
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date. Applications will close when we have filled our virtual assessment centre dates.

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2021!

  1. Eligibility form
  2. Online assessment
  3. Application form
  4. Virtual assessment centre

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 14 October 2020

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Closing date:  14 October 2020

Expires17 days

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