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Summer Intern/Analytical Chemistry


Department Description:

Medicine Development and Supply-Analytical Development is a highly experienced Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) organization accountable for delivering robust, cost effective and competitive products and manufacturing processes spanning the full life-cycle of asset development from Discovery through commercialization.  These activities are delivered through state-of-the-art internal facilities as well as strategic external partners. Collectively, the team is accountable for CMC activities encompassing cell line development, cell culture/ microbial fermentation, purification development, and drug product/ device development.  We also pioneer innovative technologies to improve robustness, reduce cost of goods, and improve the patient experience. 

Job Description:

As a Drug substance and Drug Product Analytical Intern, you will be a member of a highly skilled team of scientists responsible for the development, qualification, and implementation of various analytical methods including methods testing for product quality and the quantification of all GSK biopharm assets.  You will be involved in all aspects of the biopharmaceutical development including engagement with project teams and other stakeholders for various projects under different stages of development.  In this dynamic role, you may interact with other labs, internal and external to GSK, to support the training and transfer of analytical methods. Your primary focus will be on the laboratory development, qualification and transfer of analytical methods that employ such techniques as HPLC, cIEF, CGE, and UV. Although predominantly lab-based, the role also involves verbal and written communication and requires good organization as well as a broader scientific knowledge.  Both individual and team working are required and therefore the role will suit a scientist with good interpersonal skills, self-motivation and an open mindset. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Must be able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the 12 week internship.
  • Must have an active student status and/or within 12 months post-graduation from a BS or MS degree program. Post-doctoral candidates are not eligible.
  • Basic understanding of analytical separations methods such as liquid chromatography, isoelectric focusing, and electrophoresis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the biopharmaceutical product development life cycle including analytical method qualification, validation, and transfer.  
  • Broad knowledge and experience in protein analytical & biochemical techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, capillary electrophoresis, spectroscopy, and other bioanalytical technologies. 
  • Understanding of protein biochemistry along with a knowledge of assay development/qualification/validation.
  • Pursuing a MS or PhD in analytical chemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field. 


  • While GSK embraces a flexible work environment, we do require certain positions to be onsite. Candidates who are hired for an on-site role or hybrid role, and reside outside of 50-miles from their assigned work location, are eligible for relocation stipend. This is a one-time payment to help offset housing & relocation expenses. Please refer to the position details for the requirements of each position. 
  • GSK Interns and Co-ops are offered a competitive hourly pay rate and benefits. Please note, benefits eligibility determined the month following date of hire.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and background check prior to assignment target start date.  
  • If your skillsets are a match for this role, you will be contacted by our recruitment team with next steps to complete our internal World of GSK Assessment.
    • Please note, you must receive a passing score to move forward in the interview process. Once your assessment is complete, a recruiter will review your results and be in touch with next steps.