Oncology Cell Therapy

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Oncology Cell Therapy


Reference Number: 1055e


Salary: Competitive

Degree Requirements: You must be on track for a 2.2 (or above) in a biological sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology or immunology.


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.


Locations: Stevenage


Duration: 1 year (approximately)


Detailed Description of the role:

GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for delivery for strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

The Oncology Cell Therapy Research Unit in Stevenage comprises of scientists with broad scientific background. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate student with a flair for practical work. Applicants should have completed a minimum of 2 years of a degree in a biological science subject prior to commencement of the placement. Ideally you will be able to work accurately and methodically in the laboratory with good communication skills.

The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to cell therapy programmes and may be involved with some of the aspects described below:

-          Characterisation of TCR/CAR-T cell biology;

-          Enhancement of cell therapy product

-          Biology mechanism leading to changes of T cell stemness and exhaustion

Within the department, we work collaboratively and have responsibility for the production of key assay data to inform the biology pertaining to oncology cell therapy. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of drug targets in the pathophysiology of disease.

During your industrial placement year you will receive full training & support within our state of the art facilities in Stevenage to enable you to develop your skills within an industrial environment.

Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in February 2020.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 15th December 2019


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 2020!


1.      Eligibility Form

2.      Online Assessment

3.      Application Form

4.      Assessment Centre​