work experience
Expires19 days

Synthetic Chemistry Industrial Placement

Job description

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.

You will join an existing chemistry team dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Placements are based in chemistry groups spanning all stages of the drug discovery and development process. You will work closely with your GSK supervisor in the planning and implementation of all aspects of your role. The placement is highly practical-based, and you will carry out a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry reactions aimed at delivering molecules of interest. You will also be introduced to state-of-the-art techniques for isolating and characterising compounds.

The GSK Chemistry Industrial Placement programme is independently accredited by The National Council for Work Experience.

What we are looking for

Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work both individually and as part diverse teams and a willingness to learn new skills. They should also show enthusiasm and an ability to self-motivate. You should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for both practical and theoretical organic chemistry.


Must be studying an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

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

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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