Industry based PhD Programme

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
01 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Building a Career in Drug Discovery at GSK

As a continuation of our industry-based PhD programme
at GSK Stevenage (R&D), we can offer from the autumn
of 2019:

A number of studentships, each of 3.5 years in duration

Studentships are available in:-
Medicinal and Process Chemistry – focused on synthetic
organic chemistry as applied to drug design and drug
process development.

Computational Chemistry and Informatics, Protein
Crystallography, and Protein-Ligand Biophysics.
Students are registered with the University of Strathclyde
and are co-supervised by chemistry academics and a senior
chemist from GlaxoSmithKline.

The successful candidates will be based at the
GlaxoSmithKline site at Stevenage (R&D), and will have
the opportunity to spend at least three months of the
studentship at the University of Strathclyde.

For this outstanding training and development
opportunity in chemistry, you will need or will be in
line to obtain:

A very good MSci or MChem degree, or equivalent, in
Excellent theoretical and practical skills, together with
a dedicated and conscientious attitude, and the ability
to provide creative and innovative solutions to complex
To be highly motivated for chemistry and broader areas
of science.
Strong communication skills.

How to apply:-
Candidates, including current Final Year undergraduate students, should send a covering
letter, highlighting specific area(s) of interest, and a CV along with detailed subject
examination grades, and the names and contact information for two referees to

If you would like additional information on this programme, please contact
Professor Harry Kelly (

Closing date:- Thursday 15th November, 2018

If you would like to apply your chemistry knowledge to discover and develop effective medicines for patients who need them and help treat today’s global burden of disease, then apply to this exciting programme.

GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving ideas a chance to flourish. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, country of origin or country of application.

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