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Material Science Industrial Placement

Job description

Our Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manufacturing site in Ware is a global supply site as well as a New Product Introduction facility for oral solid dose (HIV and oncology products) and respiratory devices. We currently supply products to over 140 countries, as well as to patients participating in clinical trials.

Materials Science team carries out experimental work on a wide range of techniques and measurement systems to analyse the physical properties of APIs, excipients and drug products and/or finished products.

The Materials Science labs have many different techniques such as equipment which assesses the moisture sorption of a material, the viscosity of a cream, the particle size of powders and several image analysis techniques, to name a few. Due to the wide range of equipment, there is amble opportunity to be trained with competency on different types of techniques which will allow for a broader understanding of the physical properties that are investigated.

This team carries out project work to assist the global GSK network. Such project work may include investigating a route cause to an issue, comparing suppliers as a cost saving initiative or assisting in optimising a process.

The role will include: Carrying out experimental work for numerous projects related to respiratory, tablets, liquids creams and ointments and administrative tasks such as equipment documentation and carrying out weekly and monthly balance performance checks. Opportunity to discuss results with customers from other GSK sites around the world.

What we are looking for

  • We’re looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about problem solving with others to manufacture our products.
  • Broader understanding of the physical properties you will be investigating
  • Develop an interest in scientific techniques that you would not be exposed to at university


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

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

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.

The Virtual Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in the latter part of November / beginning of December.

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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