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Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) Engineer Industrial Placement, UK 2023


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Join the GSK Industrial Placement UK Programme as a Pipeline Project Management Analyst: Help us get ahead of disease together.

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

  • Currently studying an Undergraduate Degree in Science or Engineering. 
  • Completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree when you start your placement.   
  • Not graduated at the start of your placement.   
  • Enrolled at a UK or ROI university for the duration of your placement.  

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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: 4th September 2023
  • Duration: 1 year (approximately)
  • Application deadline: Sunday 11th December 2022. 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.
  • Proposed Assessment / Interview Dates:  The majority of R&D interviews will take place in January / February 2023
  • Location: Ware
  • Salary: £21,000 plus a bonus

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

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years. 

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.

Inspired to help us get ahead together? Apply for a PAT Engineer Industrial Placement role at GSK today! 

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. 

As the Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) Engineer you will be involved with various unit operations such as continuous direct compression and high shear wet granulation to implement process analytical technologies into the process to optimise quality via in process controls. You will also be involved in data analysis via chemometric techniques, data modelling and will be expected to deliver results to key stakeholders.

You should have a desire to modernise automation of data from collection to storage to help optimise manufacturing processes for oral solid dose products. Also, you will be working as part of a OnePharma team, flexing their resource accordingly between Research & Development and Manufacturing sites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collect data using a variety of process analytical technologies to support process development and design such as the use of NIR for in process control
  • Define requirements for data connectivity across multiple automation and data platforms to enable smart manufacturing / Industry 4.0
  • Analyse data from manufacturing processes using data analytics and machine learning techniques to provide insights for process monitoring, control, and simulation
  • Liaise, where necessary, with key stakeholders such as process engineers, data modellers, analytical scientists, and quality assurance
  • To deliver the above in a precise and timely manner, adhering to safety and quality expectations

What do we offer you?

  • A salary £21,000 plus a bonus
  • Access to GSK resources, including employee assistance programmes, private healthcare and well-being programs and pension plan membership
  • On-the-job experience and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring, and training programs
  • A GSK placement which gives you the opportunity to take on a real role with genuine impact
  • You will join a GSK Industrial Placement community of over 250 students across the UK and business areas
  • Access to LinkedIn groups to enable the new Industrial Placement community to network and connect before start date
  • For R&D placements you will also be enrolled in several GSK internal courses as part of company policy such as data integrity, use of internal electronic lab book, laboratory safety rules
  • Within R&D you will have the opportunity to attend seminars by GSK scientists, which run throughout the year and comprise of a wide range of areas within drug discovery

Let’s do this!

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2023:

  1. Eligibility Form
  2. World of GSK Online Assessment
  3. Application Form
  4. Virtual Assessment Centre or Virtual Interview

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 11th, 2022
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Ware (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmacology
  • Process

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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