Pharmaceutical Microbiology

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Pharmaceutical Microbiology


Reference Number: 1010e


Salary: Competitive


Degree Requirements: Must be on track to obtain a 2.2 or above higher in a Microbiology or Applied Biology undergraduate degree.


You will have completed a minimum of 2 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.


Location: Ware, Hertfordshire


Duration: 1 year (approximately)


Detailed Description of the role:


We have an industrial placement opportunity for a highly motivated student with a keen interest in pharmaceutical microbiology within the Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Analytical department of Product Development and Supply for a period of 12 months.


During your placement you will work under supervision as a member of the Microbiology team. Your team will be aligned to the development of non-sterile and sterile dosage forms for clinical and commercial supply. You will work closely with your GSK supervisor in the planning and implementation of all aspects of your role. The placement is highly practically based, you will carry out a range of microbiological techniques to support the operation of the non- sterile secondary pilot plant and the development of new drugs.


You will work in a good manufacturing practice regulated environment and gain experience of microbiological techniques and processes aligned to the microbiological control of pharmaceutical dosage forms e.g. Environmental monitoring techniques, Water testing, Microbial identification, Method validation and testing. Your data may be used to make key project decisions and could be reported in submissions to external regulatory authorities.


To fulfil this role, we are looking for someone who has a strong interest in pharmaceutical microbiology, is a good team worker with effective communication and problem-solving skills and has keen attention to detail.



Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in November 2019



Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th October 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.


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 2020!

1.       Eligibility Form

2.       Online Assessment

3.       Application Form

4.       Assessment Centre​​