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Pharmaceutical Science Industrial Placement

Job description

What does a Pharmaceutical Science industrial placement have to offer?

Our manufacturing sites pharmaceutical science placements will give first-hand experience of the development, planning and manufacture of either respiratory or oral solid dose medicines.

You will work directly with and learn from an experienced team of who will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential. Your time with GSK will be spent primarily focussed on:

  • Supporting New Product Introduction (NPI);
  • Responsible for the manufacturing processes and equipment for existing products;
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) activities;
  • Co-ordination and implementation of planned change;
  • Supporting troubleshooting of processes and investigations.

In the role you will utilise the skills you already have, and develop new skills such as; team working, problem solving and building relationships. The successful candidate will require a high degree of report writing; presentations skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills.

You’ll be contributing to ensuring our pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products are manufactured to stringent quality and safety standards. Opportunities will be available on a daily basis to work closely with other GSK departments which will provide a deep understanding to the way our GMS sites work.

Please note, some of the roles available are not lab based and therefore may not be suitable to integrated master’s students.

What we are looking for

  • 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.
  • Must be on track for a 2.1 (or above) in a pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, or related chemistry undergraduate degree. Bio-science related degrees are not accepted.
  • We are looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about the formulation and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and working with others to improve our ways of working.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Barnard Castle
Competitive salary

How to apply

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place from November to mid-December 2019.

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

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 16 October 2019

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Closing date:  16 October 2019

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