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Medical Affairs (Multiple Locations) Industrial Placement, UK 2024


Job Type

Job Function

Student Placement

Medical and Clinical


United Kingdom

On-Site or Remote


A salary of £21,400 plus a bonus

About the Role

The Medical, Regulatory and Quality organisation is made up of over 6000 people with both global central roles and local country roles across the world. We collect evidence and ideas to shape how GSK can best harness science to deliver patient value and continue to monitor, assess, and optimise our medicines and vaccines throughout their lifecycles. We have a number of roles available in Medical Affairs, where students can experience in a growing area within pharmaceutical industry. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have been part of a team directly helping physicians and patients.

Please read below about the 2 different positions we are recruiting for across our Medical Affairs Industrial Placements. Please note, these are distinct placements and so when you apply you will be able to select preferences of where you would like to be placed if successful. We will accommodate your preference where possible.

Role 1: Managed Access – Oncology Global Medical Affairs (GSK House/Stevenage)

Role 2: Speciality Care – Medical Affairs team (GSK House/Stevenage)

Managed Access team are part of the Oncology Global Medical Affairs (GMA) department. The Managed Access team is responsible for global compassionate use programs (providing medicines that are not yet available in the country to patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses who have no other suitable treatment options). This role will work with a very supportive GSK team that is ambitious for patients. You’ll be providing operational support to health care professionals around the world ensuring GSK’s medicines arrive at their institutions as quickly as possible.  You will learn about the country specific regulatory rules which determine how patients are treated with medicines that are not yet available in their country. You will also learn how GSK forecasts, prepares, stores and distributes our medicines specifically for treating patients compassionately.

Projects that you will work on will be well defined and allow you to gain experience in different parts of Global Oncology Medical Affairs department, with the focus on compassionate use programs and supported studies.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Operational support for oncology compassionate use programs and non-GSK sponsored clinical trials

  • Support the development and archiving of program related documents

  • Attends program related meetings and captures minutes

  • Provides status update reports on programs

  • Together with the program lead, support planning, forecasting

  • Monitors vendor shipments and tracks inventory at both the depot and site level

  • Supports other innovative projects initiated by managed access team

Role 2 – Speciality Care – Medical Affairs team (GSK House/Stevenage)

The Specialty Care Therapy Area (TA) is responsible for developing and implementing global medical and commercialisation strategies for our broad portfolio of diseases and medicines, including respiratory, immuno-inflammation, nephrology, hepatology, neurology and infectious diseases. The SPC Medical Affairs Team (MA) in SPC works across the portfolio of diseases and medicines partnering & developing medical affairs strategies and programmes that engage with key external stakeholders, including, healthcare professionals (HCPs), patients, Payers/Health Care Institutions and professional societies across multiple channels. These medical affairs activities and programmes include a wide range of channels including digital, congress and social media.

We partner with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders for the delivery of these programmes in our goal to deliver innovative, differentiated and best in class medical engagement to meet the needs of HCPs and patients.

Projects that you will work on include:

  • Delivery of programmes at key global congresses including virtual and physical exhibition booths and scientific symposia

  • Delivery of external engagement medical education programmes including webinars, digital events and projects

  • Development of internal therapy area medical education programmes

  • Delivery of key patient engagement projects

  • Delivery of professional relations programmes and activities, including steering group meeting, advisory boards, etc. for HCPs and patients

  • Leading and co-creating with global, multi-functional, matrix teams to deliver programmes and resources

  • Delivery of internal strategic projects and objectives


Who are we looking for?

  • An interest in a career in Health Sciences or Pharmaceutical Industry

  • A proven ability and willingness to work with a high level of integrity, organization, accuracy, and attention to detail

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • A self-motivated, assertive, and self-confident individual with the ability to act with urgency and passion

  • Flexible, resourceful, creative, enthusiastic, and results oriented with a little bit of fun thrown in

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a very supportive team

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

Currently studying an any Undergraduate Degree in Biosciences, Medical, Pharmacy or Nursing.

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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