Analytical Chemistry Industrial Placement

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
11 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Industrial Placement
Full Time

Job Specification

Founded in 2004, Pharmaron is a cutting-edge, fully integrated pharmaceutical R&D service platform supporting the life science industry. The company has invested in its people and facilities and established its comprehensive service offerings throughout the pharmaceutical R&D lifecycle. With operations in China, the US and the UK staffed by more than 10,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in delivering end-to-end R&D solutions to its partners globally and enabling them to accelerate their novel drug discovery and development process.

Pharmaron acquired the Hoddesdon campus, consisting of several purpose-built scientific and administrative buildings together with a conference area in February 2017. The research building has more than 5,000 m2 of premier R&D space and houses established Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Formulation Development teams and state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard facilities for the development, testing and production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). 

The Analytical Chemistry (AC) team at the Hoddesdon site supports the other chemistry functions and our science partners with advanced analytical solutions that help deliver our clients’ programmes and ultimately progress medicines to the market.

A passionate business with a strong appetite for growth and innovation, we are proud of our achievements to date and excited for what the future brings. To continue our growth and success, we are looking for undergraduate chemistry students to join our team as part of a 12-month Analytical Chemistry Industrial Placement.  This placement will give you the opportunity to experience the fast-paced world of a leading pharmaceutical R&D facility and exposure to a wide range of modern analytical techniques. You will have the chance to apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills to support process chemistry R&D and to facilitate the development and validation of analytical methods for the testing of raw materials, intermediates and APIs.

Essential Requirements

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Conscientious
  • Well-organised and confident to work independently


  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree with a significant chemistry component
  • Predicted 1st or 2:1 degree classification (or equivalent)


The Company offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

If you feel you are the right person for this placement, then please apply with  a CV (containing a list of past/predicted grades) and a covering letter in PDF format stating the following reference: Analytical Chemistry Industrial Placement – Hoddesdon.

Closing date for applications: 12th October 2020.

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