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Addenbrookes, East of England, United Kingdom (on-site)
28 days ago
Addenbrookes, East Of England, United Kingdom (on-site)
28 days ago


Job description


 Roles Available in Location: Stevenage, GSK House (London) and Cambridge


If your interest lies in working with us at GSK house, remember we are moving headquarters the first half of 2024 to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A ("the New HQ"). 

Education required:  To apply for this placement, you must be: 

Currently studying an Undergraduate Degree in a Life Science degree. 

Other requirements:  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 must be enrolled at a UK (United Kingdom) or ROI (Republic of Ireland) university for the duration of your placement. 

If you have already graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and are currently studying a postgraduate Masters, you are not eligible for this programme. 

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English  

Expected Start date: September 2024 

Duration: 1 year (approximately) 

Salary: A salary of £21,400 plus a bonus (Stevenage and Cambridge) or a salary of £23,400 plus a bonus (GSK House) 


Application Closing: Wednesday 4th October 2023 (this is the date we anticipate the job will be removed from the website and no longer taking new applications). 

Please note these dates are subject to change as we may close this vacancy when we have enough applications. We recommend that you apply and complete all stages of your application as soon as you can, so we can consider your application. 


Are you looking to gain valuable real world work experience and help positively impact the lives of others?  

A GSK internship offers you the opportunity to kickstart your career to take on a real role with genuine impact. You'll take on challenging tasks within live projects or assignments.  You'll also get to learn from others in your team and other parts of GSK whilst developing your skills and gaining valuable experience for wherever the future takes you.  

Our approach to R&D focuses on science related to the prevention and treatment of disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies to impact health at scale. Our pipeline currently comprises of more than 60 vaccines and medicines across four core therapeutic areas including oncology, infectious diseases, immunology / respiratory and HIV. Find out more: Our approach to R&D 

Please read below about the 2 different positions we are recruiting for across our Clinical Development Scientist Industrial Placements. Please note, these are distinct placements and so when you apply you will be able to select preference of where you would like to be placed if successful. We will accommodate your preference where possible. 


Role 1: Associate Clinical Development Scientist (Study Management) Stevenage or GSK House (London) 


Within this role your day-to-day responsibilities will be involved in the testing of new medicines in humans. The role holder will provide project management, operational and technical support to the Study Delivery Leads (SDL) and study teams. This will include: 

  • Support study set up and project management activities 

  • Support and assist coordination of the required ethics application of designated studies. 

  • Focus on study set- up and operational project management and close out activities. 

Working with your SDL your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:  

  • Operational delivery of clinical studies (including, for example: feasibility assessments, overseeing subcontractor's performance, recruitment tracking) 

  • Preparation of high-quality scientific materials relating to clinical trials (including, for example: contributing to clinical study protocols, procedures manuals, information and consent forms) 

  • Attendance at and contribution to clinical study team meetings. 

  • Review of data and writing of associated reports. 

  • Assist with planning and tracking of study timelines and budgets. 

  • Co-ordinate key study activities such as study documentation filing, study supplies and investigator meetings. 

  • Participating in scientific discussions relating to the design of clinical studies 


You may also be asked to assist with other departmental activities that are not study related. 


Role 2:  Associate Clinical Development Scientist (GSK Clinical Unit Cambridge, CUC) 


This role is based in GSK's Phase 1 Clinical unit situated within Addenbrookes Hospital. The role holder will provide project management, operational and technical support to the Clinical Development Managers (CDM) and study teams. This will include: 

  • Support study set up and project management activities 

  • Support and assist coordination of the required ethics application of designated studies. 

  • Focus on study set- up and operational project management and close out activities. 


Working with the CDM team the student will learn:  

  • To ensure compliance with regulatory and ethical standards. 

  • Maintain accurate and complete study records consistent with company policy and legal and regulatory requirements. 

  • Site file maintenance to ensure accurate maintenance of study records for monitoring and inspection-readiness of the site investigator file. 

  • Support study scheduling, management of bed occupancy spreadsheet and planning clinical timelines 

  • Develop and maintain study budgets. 

  • Identify and implement process improvements. 

  • Team leadership, management and communication, including meeting management with the unit and GSK study teams. 

  • Support the day to day management and running of clinical trials, supporting the clinical teams. 


What do we offer you?  

  • A salary of £21,400 plus a bonus (Stevenage and Ware) or a salary of £23,400 plus a bonus (GSK House) 

  • Access to GSK resources, including employee assistance programmes, private healthcare and well-being programs.  

  • On-the-job experience, training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching and mentoring  

  • A GSK placement which gives you the opportunity to take on a real role with genuine impact 

  • You will join IPUnite, GSK's community of over 250 students across all UK sites and business areas, run by the Industrial Placement students committee  

  • Once you accept your offer you will be invited to join LinkedIn groups and pre-joining webinars, to enable you to connect and network with new students  

Other Similar GSK Industrial Placements! 


You may also be interested in the following roles:  
GSK Careers job search - #SciencePlacements 


Let's do this! 

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. 


Completion of your Full Application: Sunday 8th October 2023 (this is the anticipated date you will need to complete stages 1 to 3 below). 


Proposed Assessment / Interview Dates: from 8th November 2023 


We will close this vacancy when we have enough applications, so we recommend that you apply as soon as you can so your application can be considered.  


This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2024: 

  • Eligibility Form  

  • World of GSK Online Assessment  

  • Written Assessment  

  • Virtual Assessment Centre or Virtual Interview  

You'll find hints, tips and guidance on our recruitment process on our website here  

You can learn more about GSK and our careers here.  


Apply now! 


We're 100% open to ALL people 


We're 100% open to all talent whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality, learning difference or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and also because it's the right thing to do. 

You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSK here. 


Need help with your application? 


Please email us at or call us on 01582 692870 and let us know how we can help you. 



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Job Information

  • Job ID: 70652968
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Addenbrookes, East Of England, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: GSK
  • Position Title: Clinical Development Scientist Industrial Placement, UK 2024
  • Org Type: Pharmaceutical
  • Job Function: Pharmacies
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Brentford , UK

GSK is a global biopharma leader with a purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – positively impacting the health of billions of people and delivering stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns. Getting ahead means preventing and treating disease, we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people globally in the next 10 years. Our R&D focus is to deliver a new generation of vaccines and medicines using the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologie...

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