Material Science

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Material Science Industrial Placement
SRG reference: 2016f

Salary: Competitive 

Degree Requirements: Must be studying an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or related 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

Duration: 1 year (approximately)

Detailed Description of the role:

Our Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manufacturing site in Ware is a global supply site as well as a New Product Introduction facility for oral solid dose (HIV and oncology products) and respiratory devices. We currently supply products to over 140 countries, as well as to patients participating in clinical trials.

Materials Science team carries out experimental work on a wide range of techniques and measurement systems to analyse the physical properties of APIs, excipients and drug products and/or finished products. 

The Materials Science labs have many different techniques such as equipment which assesses the moisture sorption of a material, the viscosity of a cream, the particle size of powders and several image analysis techniques, to name a few. Due to the wide range of equipment, there is amble opportunity to be trained with competency on different types of techniques which will allow for a broader understanding of the physical properties that are investigated.

This team carries out project work to assist the global GSK network. Such project work may include investigating a route cause to an issue, comparing suppliers as a cost saving initiative or assisting in optimising a process.

The role will include: Carrying out experimental work for numerous projects related to respiratory, tablets, liquids creams and ointments and administrative tasks such as equipment documentation and carrying out weekly and monthly balance performance checks. Opportunity to discuss results with customers from other GSK sites around the world. 

What we are looking for: We’re looking for well-organised, patient-focused students who are passionate about problem solving with others to manufacture our products.

Skills learnt:
  • Broader understanding of the physical properties you will be investigating 
  • Develop an interest in scientific techniques that you would not be exposed to at university
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Additional Details: The Virtual Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in the latter part of November / beginning of December.

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.  

Applications will close when we have filled our virtual 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 2021!
  1. Eligibility Form
  2. Online Assessment
  3. Application Form
  4. Virtual Assessment Centre