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Learn how to excel in R&D at GSK on our Future Leaders graduate programme.

Regulatory Affairs

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Help us maintain standards to improve lives 

Help us make sure our medicines are safe, effective, and always high quality. That’s how we can deliver what matters most, better and faster.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Regulatory Affairs

Are you an analytical graduate who can help us ensure our medicines meet rigorous legal standards? This will be your challenge within our dedicated Regulatory Affairs department. It’s here that we advise on legal and scientific requirements; collect, collate, and evaluate scientific data in order to confirm the quality, safety and efficacy of our drugs – and keep track of changing global health authority requirements.

We have to meet stringent standards as part of the registration for clinical trials and marketing approvals across the world. You can be instrumental in this crucial process. Working with different areas of the function, other departments and colleagues from around the world, you’ll get an unparalleled insight into a critical team and the chance to provide expert guidance. 

Develop your leadership potential and career

If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders. Over two years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have stretching rotations supporting areas such as Therapeutic, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC), Labelling or the UK and Ireland business. As you experience these varied fields of expertise, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to get a drug approved.

As well as honing your technical skills, you’ll gain valuable leadership training through a combination of mentoring, classroom sessions and on-the-job training.

Learn more about a career in Regulatory Affairs

What can you expect?


You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • gain broad experience across the field of Regulatory Affairs
  • learn about drug development and registration on a tailored development programme 
  • enable medicines to reach patients worldwide
  • manage projects and prioritise tasks
  • develop your business skills and understand our industry
  • build your knowledge of the drug development process, as well as regulatory agency guidelines and expectations
  • learn about the principles of regulatory agency review processes and more
  • take part in coaching sessions to support your development and training 

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What are the requirements?


You’ll need:

  • a BSc or MSc/PhD in a Life Science
  • to be a motivated and proactive graduate who is looking for a career in regulatory affairs
  • a gift for building strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • the ability to adapt to change
  • an analytical mind with an eye for detail
  • excellent communication skills
  • to be a natural team worker
  • a passion for science

 

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Research and Development (Vaccines)

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Developing vaccines that save lives 

Help us research and develop the vaccines that can improve the lives of billions of people across the world. 

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Research and Development (Vaccines)

If you’re an innovative graduate who’s keen to develop vaccines that meet real public health needs, join us and let’s get ahead of disease together.

At GSK, we have one of the broadest portfolios of vaccines including meningitis, rotavirus, hepatitis and influenza vaccines, and we cover vaccines for children, adolescents, adults, travellers and the elderly.

Through a tailored programme of training, mentoring and work experience, you’ll learn all about our vaccines business while honing your scientific and technical skills. There’ll also be the chance to pursue a career focused on specific vaccine projects. This popular and highly competitive career path attracts scientists from many disciplines.

Develop your career

On your two-year Future Leaders graduate programme you’ll experience three stretching rotations in different R&D teams.

First, you’ll get to work on core activities within the R&D Vaccines function. Through this one-year hands-on role, and your later placements, you’ll see science in action in our labs, discover new technology platforms, understand how a vaccines development project works, participate in clinical research activities, work with external collaborators, or learn about the risk and compliance side of vaccine discovery and development.

You will benefit from learning and development tailored to your goals, as well as the business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen area. After you complete our Future Leaders programme, you’ll have acquired new skills and a solid foundation opening doors to a variety of R&D careers within the pharmaceutical industry. 

Everything that you do here at GSK, in any team, is striving is to help people.

Cristina

R&D (Vaccines), US

What can you expect?

 

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • learn how new vaccines become reality on a tailored development programme
  • learn about new technology platforms
  • manage projects together with multidisciplinary teams
  • source and analyse complex data to help us make key decisions
  • contribute to the introduction of innovative approaches to improve standard processes
  • collaborate with top scientists and experts
  • be part of a diverse network, working with graduates from all over the world 

 

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What are the requirements?

 

You’ll need:

  • a Medical Doctor degree (you need to have completed your foundation), ideally with experience in public health, or an Epidemiologist degree, a PhD in Immunology or Microbiology, or a PhD in Data sciences/Computer sciences/Bioinformatics
  • fluent business English
  • a passion for science and a real interest in the pharmaceutical and vaccines world
  • innovative and flexible/agile mindset
  • the ability to deal with complexity
  • strong problem-solving abilities
  • effective written and verbal communication skills

 

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When I finished my doctoral studies in bio-engineering, my next step wasn’t clear to me. I felt I had achieved my goals within academia and I knew I wanted to transition into a corporate environment. But how? Where would my skills fit? What opportunities were out there for people like me?

Andres

R&D (Vaccines)

R&D Data Science in biopharmaceutical medicine design and development

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Use data to uncover answers and deliver insights that can help us get ahead of disease. 

We’re looking for Future Leaders in R&D Data Science

Are you ready to use data to develop results that amplify our science?

If so, then bring that enthusiasm here. Together, we can generate new insights that increase the probability of creating transformational medicines for patients using advanced analytics, data science and machine learning.

Develop your career 

If you’re a graduate with the desire to create big solutions that revolutionise treatment for patients, this is a role for you. 

What can you expect?

 

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • gain exposure across key areas of medicine design through three rotations in Computational Sciences, Biopharm Discovery and Protein, Cellular and Structural Sciences
  • learn how to integrate complex protein structure, pharmacological and biophysics data from a range of sources to deliver analytics that enable decision making in medicine design
  • learn how to de-risk and accelerate Biopharmaceutical assets into clinical manufacture and onward late-stage development
  • develop exceptional skills in data science, visualisation and scientific communication
  • operate in multidisciplinary teams and deliver real impact
  • interact with partners to develop testable hypotheses and deliver data analysis that enables decision making at pace in medicine design and development
  • influence scientific business decisions using data to answer specific questions
  • collaborate with business and tech partners to evaluate and implement new data solutions
  • develop skills to perform analysis on multiparametric datasets to progress Biopharmaceutical medicine design and development, while all the time gaining hands on experience using state-of-the art platforms and capabilities 

 

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What are the requirements?


You’ll need:

  • a BS or MS/PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Maths, or Scientific/Engineering Discipline with a strong numerical/computational component
  • passion for the design and discovery of transformational medicines
  • a ‘disruptive’ mindset, proposing new and innovative approaches to challenging scientific problems
  • experience using numerical/computational methods for quantitative data analysis
  • an understanding of how to incorporate scientific principles into data analysis
  • a proactive, self-motivated, and flexible approach with a talent for multitasking and adapting to change
  • a gift for building strong relationships with key stakeholders

 

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