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Medical Affairs Industrial Placement 2024

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DEADLINE 29th November 2023
Brentford | Ealing | Hounslow | London | Stevenage

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.

Roles Available in Location: GSK House (London) / Stevenage (Hertfordshire).

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 any Undergraduate Degree in Biosciences, Medical, Pharmacy or Nursing.

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

Application Closing: Wednesday 29th November 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

Medical Affairs Industrial Placement roles

The Medical, Regulatory and Quality organisation is made up of over 6000 people with both global central roles and local country roles across the world. We collect evidence and ideas to shape how GSK can best harness science to deliver patient value and continue to monitor, assess, and optimise our medicines and vaccines throughout their lifecycles. We have a number of roles available in Medical Affairs, where students can experience in a growing area within pharmaceutical industry. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have been part of a team directly helping physicians and patients.

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

Role 1: Managed Access – Oncology Global Medical Affairs (GSK House/Stevenage)

Role 2: Speciality Care – Medical Affairs team (GSK House/Stevenage)

Role 1 - Managed Access – Oncology Global Medical Affairs (GSK House/Stevenage)

Managed Access team are part of the Oncology Global Medical Affairs (GMA) department. The Managed Access team is responsible for global compassionate use programs (providing medicines that are not yet available in the country to patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses who have no other suitable treatment options). This role will work with a very supportive GSK team that is ambitious for patients. You’ll be providing operational support to health care professionals around the world ensuring GSK’s medicines arrive at their institutions as quickly as possible.  You will learn about the country specific regulatory rules which determine how patients are treated with medicines that are not yet available in their country. You will also learn how GSK forecasts, prepares, stores and distributes our medicines specifically for treating patients compassionately.

Projects that you will work on will be well defined and allow you to gain experience in different parts of Global Oncology Medical Affairs department, with the focus on compassionate use programs and supported studies. 

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Operational support for oncology compassionate use programs and non-GSK sponsored clinical trials
  • Support the development and archiving of program related documents
  • Attends program related meetings and captures minutes
  • Provides status update reports on programs
  • Together with the program lead, support planning, forecasting
  • Monitors vendor shipments and tracks inventory at both the depot and site level
  • Supports other innovative projects initiated by managed access team

Role 2 – Speciality Care – Medical Affairs team (GSK House/Stevenage)

The Specialty Care Therapy Area (TA) is responsible for developing and implementing global medical and commercialisation strategies for our broad portfolio of diseases and medicines, including respiratory, immuno-inflammation, nephrology, hepatology, neurology and infectious diseases. The SPC Medical Affairs Team (MA) in SPC works across the portfolio of diseases and medicines partnering & developing medical affairs strategies and programmes that engage with key external stakeholders, including, healthcare professionals (HCPs), patients, Payers/Health Care Institutions and professional societies across multiple channels. These medical affairs activities and programmes include a wide range of channels including digital, congress and social media.

We partner with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders for the delivery of these programmes in our goal to deliver innovative, differentiated and best in class medical engagement to meet the needs of HCPs and patients.

Projects that you will work on include:

  • Delivery of programmes at key global congresses including virtual and physical exhibition booths and scientific symposia
  • Delivery of external engagement medical education programmes including webinars, digital events and projects
  • Development of internal therapy area medical education programmes
  • Delivery of key patient engagement projects
  • Delivery of professional relations programmes and activities, including steering group meeting, advisory boards, etc. for HCPs and patients
  • Leading and co-creating with global, multi-functional, matrix teams to deliver programmes and resources
  • Delivery of internal strategic projects and objectives

Who are we looking for? 

  • An interest in a career in Health Sciences or Pharmaceutical Industry
  • A proven ability and willingness to work with a high level of integrity, organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A self-motivated, assertive, and self-confident individual with the ability to act with urgency and passion
  • Flexible, resourceful, creative, enthusiastic, and results oriented with a little bit of fun thrown in
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a very supportive team

What do we offer you?

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

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 3rd December 2023 (this is the anticipated date you will need to complete stages 1 to 3 below).

Proposed Assessment / Interview Dates: from January 2024

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 Interview

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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Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Should you require any adjustments to our process to assist you in demonstrating your strengths and capabilities contact us on or 0808 234 4391.  Please note should your enquiry not relate to adjustments, we will not be able to support you through these channels

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.

DEADLINE 29th November 2023