Work Placement / Internship

Process Engineering and Analytical Technology – Industrial Placement Programme 2022

Ware, Hertfordshire. Two Roles/Multiple Vacancies.

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Multiple roles available. Please read below about the positions we are recruiting for, when you apply you will be able to select 2 preferences. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?  

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that discovers, develops and manufactures innovative medicines and vaccines. Our industrial placements are real roles with real responsibility, where you can gain experience in a purpose-led, performance-driven healthcare business. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer. 

"I got so much more out of my placement than I expected!"

Be open to different sectors – Emily did a mechanical engineering degree and applied to an industrial placement with GSK, who lie within the pharmaceuticals sector. To watch the full Gradcracker/GSK webinar, click here.

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines products. Our challenging and inspiring mission is to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer by developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world.  

Whatever the role, you will experience working in a fast-paced research environment with access to cutting edge technology, whilst interacting with industry-leading scientists across multiple disciplines and sharing different experiences. During the internship, you will be supported and given training (laboratory and office practices, where applicable) until confident to work independently - with a focus on GSK health and safety requirements.  You will be enrolled in GSK internal courses to develop your knowledge of company policy and for your personal development including opportunities to attend seminars led by GSK scientists and networking opportunities.  

Role 1: Process Analytical Technology Scientist  

The Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Scientist will employ: in depth knowledge and understanding of process analytical technology, chemometric modelling of complex data sets collected using PAT. They will also have a good understanding and experience of Drug Product unit operations to support the development, scale-up and manufacture of drug products in development and during product lifecycle management. Application of a PAT perspective to drive Process Understanding, Capability and Control improvement projects to support the site strategy, delivering safe, compliant and robust operations. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To work as part of a cross functional PAT development team, liaising efficiently with Formulators, Engineers and Analytical Scientists, to deliver the work packages required to provide real time insight to formulation unit operations and platforms. 
  • To make innovative contributions to the department by providing experimental data, technical insight and chemometric modelling of data to solve complex process development problems using excellent practical and theoretical understanding. 
  • An expectation to master a body of knowledge for a specific technology or unit operation. 
  • To advance scientific understanding and improve current ways of working in field of expertise by actively participating to internal or external technical focus networks. 
  • To deliver the work in a timely manner, adhering to safety and quality expectations. 

Role 2: Process Engineer  

The Process Engineer will apply knowledge on unit operations, process engineering and modelling to support the development, scale-up and manufacture of drug products in development and during product lifecycle management; The placement enables the student to drive process understanding, capability and control improvement projects to support the site strategy, delivering safe, compliant and robust operations; The successful candidate will have to chance to work collaboratively in order to ensure optimised and thoroughly understood drug product manufacturing platforms are in place across lab, pilot and commercial scale. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • What makes this role exciting is the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary development team, liaising efficiently with Formulators, Engineers and Scientists, to deliver the work packages as required. 
  • To make innovative contributions to the department by providing experimental data, technical insight and modelling of data to solve complex process development problems. 
  • The successful candidate may act as an expert in specific unit operations. As such, they may be expected to master a body of knowledge for that unit operation and use this to act as the functional expert in the department.  
  • To advance scientific understanding and improve current ways of working in field of expertise by actively participating to internal or external technical focus networks.   
  • To enable sound decisions by your influence in matrix teams, through depth of technical knowledge and effective communication.  
  • To deliver the above in a precise and timely manner, adhering to safety and quality expectations.  
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking and be able to drive the development of the Process Engineering discipline. 

Degree 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 may be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year and they are supportive of your placement. 
  •  Must be currently undertaking a Science or Engineering Degree.  

Benefits:  

  • A salary of £21,000, plus a bonus  
  • Access to GSK resources such as employee assistance programmes, private healthcare, and training and development. 

Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.  

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Ware, Hertfordshire
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