Manufacturing sciences

Exciting minds with our Future Leaders graduate programme – Manufacturing sciences

Cris, Manufacturing Sciences, US

Manufacturing sciences

Develop products that improve lives

Join our scientific world leaders to create cutting-edge medicines, consumer healthcare products and vaccines, so we can help people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Manufacturing Sciences

Are you an adaptable, analytical graduate who’s keen to work with leaders in their fields?

Science is the bedrock of our success and our experts are recognised as authorities in their respective subjects. As part of this community, you’ll be perfectly placed to learn all about our Pharmaceutical or Consumer Healthcare supply chain. You’ll have the chance to develop through different roles and working environments. And on top of this, you’ll be part of a huge global network that supplies billions of packs of medicines and healthcare products every year.

Read about Hanan's experience at GSK

"It’s been really interesting to learn what's going on across GSK, learning about what's coming next and how we’re introducing new medications but keeping the patient in mind."

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Develop your career

You’ll have three stretching rotations that will give you broad experience through different roles based in either pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare supply.

Our Manufacturing sciences opportunities:

Analytical Chemistry

You can expect to:

  • carry out analytical testing on various dose forms of products, such as tablet, sterile and topical products
  • develop your technical understanding of analytical equipment and analytical test methods
  • work on new product introductions and the product transfer process
  • troubleshoot and investigate manufacturing issues
  • join and lead cross-functional projects

Biopharmaceutical Engineering

You can expect to:

  • take biopharmaceutical products from R&D to full-scale manufacture
  • investigate and solve technical problems
  • work on protein therapeutics in genetically-modified organisms
  • purify protein therapeutics through centrifugation, chromatography and filtration


You can expect to:

  • work on the microbial testing of products and the manufacturing environment, for example developing/transferring new methods/techniques
  • interpret microbiological and environmental monitoring data to allow the release of product batches and assure production environmental quality is maintained
  • investigate, problem solve and provide consultancy through accurate data analysis of microbiological test data
  • assess microbiological risk and process control to make sure sufficient microbiological monitoring or testing programmes are in place, and ultimately assure the safety and quality of the final product
  • Validate, verify and qualify microbiological-related systems such as sterilising and decontaminating equipment, for example autoclaves and isolators respectively, test equipment, cleaning methods and testing methods

Pharmaceutical Science

You can expect to:

  • work on new product introduction: medicines development, clinical trials, manufacture, testing and supply of new chemical entities
  • build a detailed understanding of medicines process control of a variety of dosage forms, for example, tablets, powders, inhalers, sterile products, and statistical assurance of control
  • provide technical troubleshooting
  • tackle global regulatory filing strategies for our medicines – both new products and lifecycle management of existing products
  • work on new manufacturing platforms and new dosage forms

Read about Xulan's experience at GSK

"One thing that’s surprised me is that I can talk to different levels of people, from associates to managers to directors. People are approachable, willing to help and talk."

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You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • take part in projects on a tailored development programme
  • join a vibrant global technical community
  • work in teams that combine a mix of disciplines
  • undertake intensive, stimulating leadership training that supports your development
  • analyse information and report your findings
  • help to research and source information

What are the requirements?

You’ll need:

  • to be a motivated and proactive graduate with a talent for problem solving
  • a gift for building strong relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues
  • the ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure
  • to be analytically minded and process driven
  • strong communication skills
  • a genuine passion for the healthcare industry

Read about Cris' experience at GSK

"Sometimes, patients talk to us and say that a product has changed their lives, which really makes you remember that everything you do is for them."

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How to apply

Apply now to solve tomorrow’s health challenges today – and you could join 100,000 dedicated people in over 150 countries.

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