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Clinical Operations 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.

Please note: these are office-based roles and not laboratory-based placements.

  • Role 1: Associate Clinical Development Scientist (Study Management)

Within this role your day-to-day responsibilities will be involved in the testing of new (un-marketed) medicines in humans. You may also be asked to assist with other departmental activities that are not study related.

  • Role 2: Associate Clinical Development Scientist (Delivery Optimisation and Informatics)

Within this role your day-to-day responsibilities will be involved in improving GSK clinical trials processes and investigation of new technologies, process, data sources and integrations.

  • Role 3: Assistant Study start-up lead

You will work as an Assistant Study Start-Up Lead (ASSUL) supporting Global GSK Sponsored R&D Trials, across Phases I – IV, in various therapy areas ensuring the timely set-up and initiation of clinical trials.

  • Role 4: Clinical Development Associate

This role is based in GSK’s Phase 1 Clinical unit situated within Addenbrookes Hospital. The role holder will provide project management, operational and technical support to the Clinical Development Managers (CDM) and study teams.

  • Role 5: Associate Clinical Data Manager

This placement will provide an opportunity for students to support certain clinical trials as an Associate Clinical Data Manager. These trials are a key part of the drug discovery and development process for new medicines in therapy areas.

Scope of the roles

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare products. Our challenging and inspiring mission is to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer by developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world.

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.

Before a new medicine can be marketed for use in humans, it is necessary to confirm that it is safe and effective. We do this by carrying out clinical trials. The Clinical Operations department has accountability for the on time on budget delivery of clinical trials to the highest scientific, quality and ethical standards. We are looking for students who can work well as part of a team and, as needed, independently with appropriate time management, flexibility and attention to detail. You must be reliable, enthusiastic, have a proactive attitude and be self-motivated with good written and verbal communication skills. You will be computer literate in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Excel. It is important you can build strong relationships and have the ability to influence others.

What we are looking for

Candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate sound scientific ability.


Must be studying an undergraduate degree in a Life Science e.g. pharmacology, immunology, biological science, biochemistry, biomedical science or similar - please read the degree requirements for each role carefully.

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
  • health sciences
  • 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

Expires20 days

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