Associate Clinical Data Manager

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Associate Clinical Data Manager


Reference Number: 1023e


Salary: Competitive


Degree Requirements: Must be on track for a 2.2 or higher and will have completed a minimum of 2 years of a Life Sciences (e.g. Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry etc.) or Business 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(s): GSK House Brentford


Duration: 1 year (approximately)


Detailed Description of the role:

This placement would suit students looking to gain a broad understanding of clinical development in an office environment. It will provide an opportunity for them to participate and support certain clinical trials during the drug discovery and development process for new medicines designed to treat, Immuno-inflammatory, Infectious diseases or Respiratory disease.

Clinical Data Management is a key role in the management of Phase I-IV clinical studies. We are responsible for delivering high quality data throughout the drug development process across multiple therapy areas. The student will work as an Associate Clinical Data Manager working on Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials in one of the following disease areas - Immuno-inflammatory, Infectious Diseases, Oncology Respiratory or Future Pipeline and Discovery.

During their placement they will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Clinical trials: The student will support multiple clinical teams on trials working alongside the Clinical Data Manager to ensure high quality data is delivered as per regulatory expectations. This could involve working with the data collected on a clinical trial (demography data, disease characteristics data, lab data, radiology data, safety and efficacy data) and ensuring the data is collected correctly by interrogating the data using computerised checks or manually reviewing the data using various systems.
  • Data Management: They will learn the role of data management in clinical trials and the various activities that need to be performed to ensure that data is acquired and validated effectively so that it meets the required quality and privacy standards.
  • Clinical trial Systems: They will work with variety of colleagues who work in clinical trials both in the UK and in other countries e.g. scientists, operations, safety, monitoring, working with vendors (e.g. lab vendors, scan vendors), site staff, clinicians and will use a variety of different databases and systems as they conduct their work.
  • Therapy area knowledge: They will be working in one of the therapy areas listed previously. They will need to understand the scientific protocols for each trial that they support (a clinical protocol contains the objectives, science behind the trial, methods etc. of the clinical trial).
  • Team working: The student will have the opportunity to join various groups and committees at GSK which organise events, charity days and work with science in schools. This provides opportunities to develop their organisational skills, team work and expose them to more people working in different departments of the company.
  • Pharmaceutical industry: We want the student to gain a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, so they will be able to join other students on day trips to other local GSK sites and business units to understand the functions performed there.

The student may be involved in:

    • Set up, management and close out of clinical trials
    • electronic clinical report form development
    • electronic data capture system and device User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
    • data validation and query management
    • data management document development
    • vendor selection 
    • budget management
    • Assisting with key clinical documentation
    • Working with external vendors

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​​