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Postdoctoral R&D

Are you an exceptional postdoc or PhD scientist with strategic decision-making skills? If you would like to work on critical R&D challenges in the pre-competitive space then consider joining our postdoctoral R&D programme.

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What will the programme be like and what will I learn?

You can expect to be working on the critical R&D challenges in the pre-competitive space, providing the opportunity for publications in high-impact journals and presentation opportunities while rounding out your training with a deeper understanding of translation of drug discovery and development to medicines of value for patients.

At the start of the programme, you’ll work with your supervisor to further a programme of research with mutually agreed timelines, milestones, objectives, accountability and duration (up to three years).

During this time, you will have access to our extensive R&D engine, including our tools, technologies, libraries, samples and events.

On the programme you will:

  • be at the cutting edge of science
  • understand how we are bridging the gap from target identification to medicine for patients in need
  • be part of a multi-functional drug research and development organisation working on high risk, cutting edge science, focused on resolving critical R&D challenges
  • be prepared for a career in industry, government, a non-profit and/or academia

It felt like a big leap into the unknown, but I’m so glad I did it. I’ve always wanted to work close to clinical need, so it feels great to be part of a healthcare company. It wasn’t until my first postdoc that I found out about GSK’s postdoctoral programme – and how relevant my expertise in immunology is to the development of new medicines.


We‘re looking for exceptional PhD scientists with strategic decision-making skills. Proven scientific and theoretical capability, together with high levels of innovation, creativity, and the ability to solve complex problems are required. 

When can I start?

Postdoc positions will be available throughout the year specific to each project.

Please search for openings using our search and apply tool.