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    I'm a second year pharmacy undergraduate student who has spent a great deal of time writing to pharmaceutical companies trying to get a summer placement in industry. So far, it seems that only Astra Zeneca and Covance Laboratories have summer placement opportunities. Unfortunately, their websites show none that are relevant to what I want experience in, which is medicinal chemistry or some sort of pharmaceutical R&D placement.

    I've posted this thread in the hope that some of you may work for or know of pharmaceutical companies that offer industrial summer placements to pharmacy undergraduates.

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

  • #2
    Originally posted by abbersram View Post
    I'm a second year pharmacy undergraduate student who has spent a great deal of time writing to pharmaceutical companies trying to get a summer placement in industry. So far, it seems that only Astra Zeneca and Covance Laboratories have summer placement opportunities. Unfortunately, their websites show none that are relevant to what I want experience in, which is medicinal chemistry or some sort of pharmaceutical R&D placement.

    I've posted this thread in the hope that some of you may work for or know of pharmaceutical companies that offer industrial summer placements to pharmacy undergraduates.

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.
    Which university are you attending? And how do you find the placement? Would you mind sharing with me?

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    • #3
      summer placement

      I go to nottingham uni. To find placements, first I'd contact staff at your uni who are involved in research and ask if they run any placement programmes. Then, look on the ABPI careers website and they give a list of pharmaceutical companies offering student placments.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by abbersram View Post
        I go to nottingham uni. To find placements, first I'd contact staff at your uni who are involved in research and ask if they run any placement programmes. Then, look on the ABPI careers website and they give a list of pharmaceutical companies offering student placments.
        Is the post for summer placement available at ABPI only opened to Nottingham's students? Thanks!!

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        • #5
          nottingham uni eh?? am applyin ther nd av got an interview, wut did they ask in ure interview??
          [FONT="Impact"][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Purple"]Nenah[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MPharm View Post
            Is the post for summer placement available at ABPI only opened to Nottingham's students? Thanks!!
            No, it's just a page full of info open to everyone

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nenah View Post
              nottingham uni eh?? am applyin ther nd av got an interview, wut did they ask in ure interview??
              I can't really remember what theyask, but it's nothing to get nervous about. I think they just ask about why you wanna do the course and what you wanna do after. They might ask you something pharmacy-related, like something that's been in the news recently, but I can't quite remember.

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              • #8
                Many more placements are available, last year the following places where available (this may have changed from this year so please politely ask if there are summer placements available):

                Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
                Queenborough
                Kent
                ME11 5EL.
                Contact: Les Muggeridge
                Tel: 01795 580099
                Email: [email protected]
                www.abbott.com
                Ten industrial placements of 1 year's duration for 2nd and 3rd year
                university students and
                Twenty vacancies of 1 year's duration for pre-university students
                within the following departments:
                MS&T(Manufacturing, Science and Technology)
                Materials Management
                QA Chemical
                QA Bio Labs
                MIS (Management Information Services)

                Amgen Ltd
                240 Cambridge Science Park
                Milton Road
                Cambridge
                CB4 OWD
                Contacts: Kath Gould, Ciona Sutton and Emma Poultney
                Tel: 01223 420305
                Email: [email protected]
                www.amgen.com
                Vacancies which do arise within the company are generally advertised in
                the local and national press and journals specifically relating to pharmacy

                AstraZeneca R&D Charnwood
                Bakewell Road
                Loughborough
                Leicestershire
                LE11 5RH
                Contact: Anne Higgins
                Email: anne.higgins (the at sign here) astrazeneca.com
                www.astrazeneca.com
                Five vacancies of ten week’s duration within the following department:
                Research & Development


                AstraZeneca PAR&D Macclesfield
                Product Development
                B7, Lab Block
                Silk Road Business Park
                Macclesfield
                Cheshire, SK10 2NA.
                Contact: Sarah Dilworth
                Email: sarah.dilworth (put in the at sign) astrazeneca.com
                www.astrazeneca.com
                A range of vacancies of ten week’s duration in the following areas:
                Preformulation, formulation, clinical trials supplies, commercial
                manufacturing.

                Bristol-Myers Squibb
                Uxbridge Business Park,
                Sanderson Road,
                Uxbridge,
                Middlesex UB8 1DH.
                Contact: Jane Nicholson, Regulatory Affairs
                Tel: 01895 523000
                Email: jane.nicholson (the at sign here) bms.com
                www.bms.com
                One vacancy of eight weeks duration available within the Regulatory
                Affairs department

                Bristol-Myers Squibb
                Pharmaceutical Research Institute
                Reeds Lane
                Moreton
                Wirral
                Merseyside
                CH46 1QW
                Contact: Norma Marsden, Human Resources Department
                Email: norma.marsden (the at sign in here) bms.com
                www.bms.com
                One/two vacancies of twelve weeks duration available within the
                Pharmaceutics R&D group.


                Merck Sharp & Dohme

                Development Laboratories
                Hertford Road
                Hoddesdon
                Herts.,
                EN11 9BU.
                Contact: Dr. Shaun Fitzpatrick
                Email: Shaun_fitzpatrick (put in the at sign here) merck.com
                Two vacancies of normally six - ten weeks (but flexible) duration within
                the following department:
                Formulation and Process Development

                Controlled Therapeutics (Scotland)
                1 Redwood Place
                Peel Park Campus
                East Kilbride
                G74 5PB.
                Contact: Janet Halliday
                Tel: 01355 239166
                www.ctscotland.com
                One vacancy of twelve weeks’ duration available within the following
                department:
                Formulation/clinical supplies

                GlaxoSmithKline
                University Relations (UK)
                Building C South, Level 8
                980 Great West Road
                Brentford
                Middlesex
                TW8 9GS
                Contact: Hardeep Gill
                Tel: 0208 047 4777 (recruitment hotline)
                Email: hardeep.x.gill (the at sign) gsk.com
                www.gsk.com/careers

                Vacancies yet to be confirmed

                3M Health Care Ltd
                3M House
                Morley Street
                Loughborough
                Leicestershire
                LE11 1EP
                Please visit www.3m.com/uk/careers for details of their placements and to
                submit your application online. If you have any queries regarding the
                application process please telephone 0121 7020702 (Recruitman hotline).
                Closing date for applications End February 2006

                Reckitt Benckiser
                Reckitt Benckiser Limited
                Dansom Lane
                Hull
                HU8 7DS
                Reckitt Benckiser have a dedicated email address at The WorkBank for
                all correspondence regarding Reckitt Benckiser's student vacancies, this
                address is [email protected]
                Further details about The WorkBank can be found on their website
                www.theworkbank.co.uk and they can also be contacted on
                tel. 0800 496 1568.
                Last edited by richtagg; 3, December 2006, 04:11 PM.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for the help richtagg. I've looked into most of those companies already and, for some, things have changed since last year and they don't offer placements anymore, whereas others just haven't got back to me yet or haven't advertised any placements yet.
                  I will look into Amgen, which I didn't notice until now. Thanks.

                  Did you get this information from the ABPI or someone else?

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                  • #10
                    I was given the information from the Industrial Pharmacists Group (IPG), I did some work for them last year.
                    That was when I got this list.

                    You could try contacting the IPG to see if they can help.
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                    • #11
                      Is there any placement opportunity in Cardiff???

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                      • #12
                        summer placements

                        A voice from the past! I did three months with May and Baker at Dagenham in 1954 working in the manufacturing laboratory for injectibles. Have to say it put me off working in manufacturing and I spent my career time in marketing.

                        However, the experience of handling equipment was valuable later on when I was trying to get a factory into the 21st century. They had pumps dated 1862!

                        Unfortunately, with the move overseas of so many companies, little basic chemistry and compounding is left. Where are Allen and Hanbury, British Drug Houses, Allied Laboratories, Whitehall Laboratories, Bush Boake Allen, Syntex, Parke Davis, Warner Labs,Gaill Baiss, etc,etc now. All gone.

                        All that is left for most companies is an office handling sales. You will have to go to Ireland. South Africa, Eastern Europe to find a pharmaceutical factory.
                        johnep

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nenah View Post
                          nottingham uni eh?? am applyin ther nd av got an interview, wut did they ask in ure interview??
                          type a bit properly lol
                          3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                          • #14
                            Typing

                            Originally posted by giggsy View Post
                            type a bit properly lol
                            Might be a faulty keyboard.
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                            • #15
                              Re: &lt;&lt;Student summer placements in industry&gt;&gt;

                              Umm I was wondering...for apply industry...Is there a minimum grade requirements? Since I'm not that acadamic...is that a glimpse of hope of me to apply industry??? Here's are my grades for A level.
                              Math B
                              Chem C
                              Bio C

                              since i'm a second year i've started to work harder...and my last year I've got only 2.2....Is that so bad???

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