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Immuno-Oncology and Combinations (IOC) Industrial Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Immuno-Oncology & Combinations Research Unit (IOC RU) is currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate student with knowledge in oncology or immunology and a flair for practical work.

In this role, you will be responsible for conducting innovative research designed to identify and validate immune-based therapies for cancer.

You will be based within a state-of-the-art collaborative research lab and you will be trained and mentored by an individual supervisor. You will work within a multidisciplinary team where the research you conduct will support an active drug discovery program. You will experience a range of laboratory techniques that are applicable to modern drug discovery such as primary cell isolation, cytokine & immune cell profiling through flow cytometry and MSD, functional assays and many others. By the end of the placement you would have gained sufficient experience to be autonomous in designing and conducting experiments, documenting and reporting your scientific findings and understanding how a large multidisciplinary team interacts. Furthermore, you will gain valuable transferable skills such as effective communication, time management and organisational skills

What we are looking for


Must be studying an undergraduate degree in a life science for example in biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Immunology, Pharmacology. A level in Biology required.

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


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 assessment centre dates.

If you have what we’re looking for apply today.

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. Assessment centre

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 15 December 2020

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Closing date:  15 December 2020

Expires13 days

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