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Global Clinical Trial and Study Delivery Lead Industrial Placement, UK 2024


Job Type

Job Function

Student Placement

Medical and Clinical


United Kingdom

On-Site or Remote


A salary of £23,400 plus a bonus (GSK House) or a salary of £21,400 plus a bonus (Stevenage)

About the Role

During the placement you will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Clinical trials: By supporting multiple clinical trials. Working alongside the Clinical Data Managers and Clinical Programming to ensure high quality SDTM data is delivered as per regulatory expectations.

  • Clinical trial Systems: You will work with variety of colleagues who work in clinical trials both in the UK and globally, e.g. Data Management, Clinical Operations, Clinical Programmers, and Statisticians and will use a variety of different databases and systems.

  • Disease area knowledge: You will be working across multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, infectious diseases, immunology / respiratory and HIV. You will need to understand the scientific protocols for each of the trial that you support (a clinical protocol contains the objectives, science behind the trial, methods etc. of the clinical trial).

  • Team working: You will have the opportunity to join various groups and committees at GSK which organise events, charity days and work with science in schools. This provides opportunities to develop a series of skills including organisation, team work and expose you to more people working in different departments of the company.

  • Pharmaceutical industry: We want the student to gain a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, so they will be able to join other students on day trips to other local GSK sites and business units to understand the functions performed there.

This is a unique opportunity to work within the Global Clinical Operations – SDTM Delivery & Programming group within GSKs Research & Development organisation.

Your role will involve the management of clinical trial study data and liaising with global study teams to ensure high quality SDTM (Study Data Tabulation Model) datasets are delivered per study timelines.

Within this role you will be part of a friendly and dynamic team who will provide you with training, support, and guidance, which will enable you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the end-to-end data flow of clinical trials.

  • Develop an understanding of databases and data structures.

  • Gain knowledge of industry data standards, including SDTM (Study Data Tabulation Model).

  • Gain hands-on experience in project management, including management of study deliverables, timelines, and study team oversight.

  • Learn how to write mapping specifications which map source data from the data collection database (Veeva) through to standardised SDTM data.

  • Learn how to annotate an electronic case-report form (eCRF).

  • Experience working with colleagues around the world from different cultures and time zones.

  • There will also be personal development opportunities which could include the possibility to learn a programming language if desired.


Education required:  To apply for this placement, you must be:

Currently studying an any Undergraduate Degree in Biology or Biomedical Science.

Other requirements:  You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You must be enrolled at a UK (United Kingdom) or ROI (Republic of Ireland) university for the duration of your placement.

If you have already graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and are currently studying a postgraduate Masters, you are not eligible for this programme.

Language requirement: Written and spoken fluency in English

About the Company

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

How to Apply

Closing Date

Wednesday 29th November 2023

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