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Biological Sciences Industrial Placements

Job description

Multiple roles - please read below about the positions we are recruiting for, when you apply you will be able to select three preferences. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

  • Role 1: Cell & Gene Therapy
  • Role 2: Novel Human Genetics
  • Role 3: Biopharm Molecular Discovery
  • Role 4: Functional Genomics
  • Role 5: Protein and Cellular Sciences
  • Role 6: Oncology Cell Therapy
  • Role 7: Biopharmaceutical Product development
  • Role 8: Structural & Biophysical sciences
  • Role 9: New Chemical Entity (NCE) Molecular Discovery
  • Role 10: Synthetic Biochemistry
  • Roles 11-16 - Adaptive Immunity
  • Multiple positions are available within the different groups.
  • Role 11: Adaptive Immunity - Research Group 1: Immunoregulation (2 lab-based positions available)
  • Role 12: Adaptive Immunity - Research Group 2: Cell-Cell Communication and Priming of the Adaptive Immune System (2 positions available):
  • Role 13: Adaptive Immunity - Research Group 3: Barrier Dysfunction and B Cell Biology (2 lab-based positions available)
  • Role 14: Adaptive Immunity Research Group 4: Immuno-epigenetics (1 bioinformatics position and 1 lab-based position available)
  • Role 15: Adaptive Immunity - Genomic Immunology (1 lab/in silico-based position available):
  • Role 16: Adaptive Immunity - Experimental Quantitative Pharmacology (2 lab positions with the potential for in vivo experience available)

Whatever the role, you will experience working in a fast-paced research environment with access to cutting edge technology, whilst interacting with industry-leading scientists across multiple disciplines and sharing different experiences.

During the internship, the IP student will be supported, given training (laboratory and office practices) daily where applicable until confident to work independently and within GSK health and safety requirements, enrolled in several GSK internal courses as part of company policy, enrol in personal development courses and networking opportunities throughout the year and attend seminars led by GSK scientists.

What we are looking for


Life sciences BSc degree. This includes, but is not limited to, biological sciences, biochemical engineering, biomedical science, pharmacology, or biotechnology.

Must have A-Level (or equivalent) passes in at least two of the following subjects: biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics.

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

  • pharmacy and pharmacology
  • biology and life sciences
  • mathematics
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • medicine

Additional job details

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 16 October 2020

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Closing date:  16 October 2020

Expires19 days

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